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Blue Peter IV

For other racehorses of the same name see: Blue Peter (horse)
Blue Peter
Sire War Admiral
Dam Carillon
Grandsire Man o' War
Damsire Case Ace
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1946
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Joseph M. Roebling
Owner Joseph M. Roebling
Trainer Andy Schuttinger
Record 10: 8-0-2
Earnings $189,185
Blue Peter is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Carillon by War Admiral. He was born around 1946 in the United States, and was bred by Joseph M. Roebling.
Major wins
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1948)
Garden State Futurity (1948)
Hopeful Stakes (1948)
Sapling Stakes (1948)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1948)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1948)
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1977)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Blue Peter (1946–1950) was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse. Bred and raced by Joseph M. Roebling, great-grandson of John A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge, Blue Peter was out of the mare Carillon, a granddaughter of Teddy. He was sired by 1937 U.S. Triple Crown champion War Admiral, a son of Man o' War, who was ranked No. 1 in the Blood-Horse magazine list of the top 100 U.S. Thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century.

Conditioned for racing by former jockey turned trainer, Andy Schuttinger, Blue Peter was sent to the track in 1948 at age two. That year, he compiled a record of eight wins and two thirds from ten starts, with several of his wins coming in the premier events against the best horses in his age group such as the Belmont Futurity Stakes, and the Hopeful Stakes The colt's performances earned him American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt honors.

Blue Peter did not race again and he died of an illness at age four. In 1977, his racing career was honored with an induction in the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.



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