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|Cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq receives The Jockey Club Medal|
Pierre “Peb” Bellocq, the legendary horse racing cartoonist, received The Jockey Club Medal on Saturday night for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
The presentation was made by Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at a dinner hosted by The Jockey Club.
“Peb’s artwork has been revered in the horse racing industry for more than 50 years,” said Janney. “He has brought color and humor to our sport through his ingenious cartoons, and we are pleased to honor him for his dedication.”
Bellocq, an 89-year-old resident of Princeton, N.J., has chronicled horse racing through sketches, caricatures, and cartoons for more than half a century in the United States and his native France.
In addition to his sketches in the Daily Racing Form, and more recently in Thoroughbred Daily News, Bellocq has painted murals at several racetracks. He received an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Contributions to Racing in 1980.
Previous recipients of The Jockey Club Medal are Daniel G. Van Clief Jr. (1984), Jean Romanet (1985), Richard L. Duchossois (1986), Jack Van Berg (1987), Dennis Swanson (1988), Joe Hirsch (1989), Dr. Charles Randall (1990), Dr. Manuel A. Gilman (1991), R. Richards Rolapp (1992), Kenneth Noe Jr. (1993), Dr. Larry Bramlage (1994), Alan Marzelli (1998), Nick Nicholson (1998), Hans J. Stahl (2003), Louis Romanet (2007), Tom Durkin (2014), and Ogden Mills Phipps (2015).