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Anita Peabody

Anita Peabody
Sire Luke McLuke
Dam La Dauphine
Grandsire Ultimus
Damsire The Tetrarch
Gender Filly
Foaled 1941
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder John D. Hertz
Owner Fannie Hertz
Trainer Bert S. Michell
Record 8: 7-0-1
Earnings US$113,105
Summary
Anita Peabody is a thoroughbred racehorse out of La Dauphine by Luke McLuke. She was born around 1941 in the United States, and was bred by John D. Hertz.
Major wins
Joliet Stakes (1927)
Tomboy Handicap (1927)
Churchill Downs Debutante Stakes (1927)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1927)
Lebanon Purse (1928)
Awards
American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (1927)
Honors
Anita Peabody Handicap at Arlington Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Anita Peabody (1925–1934) was an American Champion Thoroughbred filly racehorse. Bred and raced by John and Fannie Hertz, she was born at their Leona Farm near Cary, Illinois. Her sire was Luke McLuke, winner of the 1914 Belmont Stakes and a son of the important but unraced Ultimus who had been sired by Commando. Anita Peabody's dam was La Dauphine, a daughter of The Tetrarch who was voted Britain's greatest two-year-old of the 20th Century.

Trained by Bert Michell, in 1927 Anita Peabody won six of her seven starts as a two-year old and has been retrospectively voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly honors. [1] He biggest win that year came at with a victory over colts in the Belmont Futurity Stakes. At age three she was retired in August 1928 due to injury problems having won one race that year.

Consigned to broodmare duty at Leona Farm, in February 1931 she gave birth to a son of the Hertz's star runner, Reigh Count, who later would sire 1943 U.S. Triple Crown champion, Count Fleet.

Anita Peabody died unexpectedly at Leona Farm on August 27, 1934 having produced three foals.

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