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Oedipus (horse)

Sire Blue Larkspur
Dam Be Like Mom
Grandsire Black Servant
Damsire Sickle
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1946
Country USA
Color Brown
Breeder Idle Hour Stock Farm
Owner Lillian Bostwick Phipps
Trainer Pete Bostwick
Record 58: 14-12-9
Earnings $132,405
Oedipus is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Be Like Mom by Blue Larkspur. He was born around 1946 in USA, and was bred by Idle Hour Stock Farm.
Major wins
Brook National Handicap (1950 & 1951)
Broad Hollow Handicap (1950 & 1951)
American Grand National (1951)
American Steeplechase Champion (1950 & 1951)
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1977)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1978)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 20, 2006

Oedipus (1946-1978) was an American Champion Thoroughbred steeplechase racehorse. Sired by 1929's flat racing Horse of the Year Blue Larkspur and foaled in Kentucky, Oedipus was purchased by Lillian Bostwick Phipps and was conditioned by future Hall of Fame trainer Pete Bostwick.

Oedipus raced from 1948 through 1954 and was voted American Steeplechase Champion for 1950 and again in 1951 when he won American steeplechasing's Triple Crown: the Broad Hollow Steeplechase Handicap, the Brook National Steeplechase Handicap, and the American Grand National.

Retired at the end of the 1954 racing season, Oedipus died in 1978, the year he was inducted in the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.



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