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Sports Cartoonist ‘Peb’ Joins Roll of Honor

Sports cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq has been honored by the racing world.

From the Daily Racing Form:

Pierre “Peb” Bellocq, the most famous racing caricaturist of all time, [has] been selected for inclusion in the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, the Saratoga Springs museum announced on Monday.

Bellocq, who has been known as “Peb” since signing that name to a caricature of jockey published in a French racing publication at the age of 19, is certainly the most accomplished racing cartoonist in history. The son of a French jockey and the grandson of a French trainer, Bellocq produced commissioned murals for a half-dozen racetrack clubhouses in the U.S., has had his works exhibited in art galleries, and has received numerous awards.

Bellocq, 94, was the cartoonist for Daily Racing Form from 1955 to 2008. Early on his career, he also produced political cartoons for the Philadelphia Enquirer, but as his fame grew in racing, he focused solely on the track and its rich cast of characters. Originals of his work are still highly sought-after among racing collectors.

  

Peb’s website offers more information and humor.

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