|Breed||registered with The Jockey Club as a Thoroughbred, but sired by a Quarter Horse|
|Dam||Nora M (TB)|
|Maternal grandsire||Voltigeur (TB)|
|41 starts: 9-5-7|
|American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame|
Peter McCue (foaled 1895) was registered in the American Stud Book as a Thoroughbred, sired by Duke of the Highlands, but his breeder and his breeder's family always maintained that he was actually sired by a Quarter Horse stallion named Dan Tucker. His dam was a Thoroughbred mare named Nora M, who was a double-bred descendant of the imported stallion Glencoe. One story has it that, the horse was named after a neighbor of the Watkins' family, Peter McCue.'
Racing Career and breeding recordEdit
Peter McCue raced for a number of years, then was retired to stud, standing in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado before his death in 1923. Among his offspring were Hickory Bill, A D Reed, Shiek P-11, Chief P-5, Harmon Baker, John Wilkens and Jack McCue.
|Dollie Coker (Maudy)|
|Lady Bug (Butt Cut)|
|Sister to Lucy Lea (TB)|
|Highlander (TB) by Glencoe (TB)|
|Nora M (TB)|
|Star Davis (TB)|
|Margaret Wood (TB)|
|Kitty Clyde (TB)|
- Short Unregistered Foundation Sires of the American Quarter Horse pp. 60–61
- All Breed Pedigree of Peter McCue
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- Simmons, et al. Legends 2 pp. 36–45
- American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "Peter McCue". AQHA Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
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- AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on September 1, 2017
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- Burlingame, Milo "Peter McCue – As I Knew Him ..." Quarter Horse Journal, July 1959
- Burlingame, Milo "The Truth About Peter McCue" Texas Livestock Journal December 15, 1949
- Chamberlain, Richard "Quarter Paths" Quarter Racing Journal August 1988
- Denhardt, Robert M. "About Peter McCue" Quarter Horse Journal June 1971
- Denhardt, Robert M. " 'Peter McCue': A Wonder Horse" The Cattleman October 1939
- Dinsmore, Wayne "The Racing Record of Peter McCue" Quarter Horse Journal November 1951
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- Estes, J. A. "Pedigree Points: Peter McCue's Pop" The Blood-Horse January 30, 1943
- Estes, J. A. "Pedigree Points: The Peter McCue Argument Ends" The Blood-Horse February 9, 1946
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- Estes, J. A. "Pedigree Points: The Strange Case of Peter McCue" The Blood-Horse November 28, 1942
- Groves, Lesli Krause " 'How Peter Won the Race' " Quarter Horse Journal March 1995
- Groves, Lesli Krause "Happy Birthday, Peter McCue" Quarter Horse Journal February 1995
- Reynolds, Franklin "His Blood is Everywhere" Western Livestock May 1949
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- Peter McCue at Quarter Horse Directory
- Peter McCue at Foundation Horses
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