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U0077937 - 1895-1923 Bay - 16 Hands

Breeder:  Sam Watkins, Petersburg, IL

Owners:  John Wilkins, San Antonio, TX; Milo Burlingame, Cheyenne, OK; Si Dawson, Hayden, CO, Coke Roberds, Hayden, CO

He was raced successfully from April 1897-Oct 1899.

His official record 2 yr-old: 16-8-1-2; 3 yr old: 12 -1-2-3; 4 yr-old: 10-0-1-1 plus he ran in many match races.

As a stud proved to be one of the greatest sires in the Quarter Horse breed.

Sired 44 foals that figured in AQHA pedigrees.

Virtually unbeatable race horse in his day

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Considered to be one of the truly foundation sires of the American Quarter Horse.

Peter McCue was by Dan Tucker and out of Nora M.

He was known for his blazing speed.

He reportedly ran a quarter in 21 flat - a time that wasn't matched for decades to come.

His popularity was assured when he passed his talent for speed on to his get.

It should be noted that, with false information, he was registered as a TB for racing opportunities.

He reportedly sired 20 'TBs' listed in the American Stud Book.

Peter McCue was the genesis of many a Quarter Horse line.

He was the sire of Harmon Baker, Badger, Hickory Bill, Chief, Shiek, great grandsire of Wimpy P-1, etc.

He was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1991.

Peter McCue is still one of the most recognizable names in Quarter horse history.

Peter McCue was registered as a pure TB by the stallion Duke of the Highlands.

His owners later admitted that he was by Dan Tucker.

Descendants of his get who were registered with the Am. JC can still be registered as Pure TB.




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