Last month was an exciting time for horse racing cartoonist, Pierre “Peb” Bellocq, when he was awarded the The Jockey Club Medal by chairman Stuart S. Janney III in Saratoga Springs, New York, for his outstanding contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
“Peb’s artwork has been revered in the horse racing industry for more than 50 years,” Janney said. “He has brought color and humor to our sport through his ingenious cartoons, and we are pleased to honor him for his dedication.”
Not only has Peb added humor and art to established thoroughbred papers and magazines, like the Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Daily News, he has also painted murals at several racetracks.
Peb has several books about his equine art for sale. His first book, titled Peb’s Equine Comedy with 150 of his cartoons, published by Random House in 1957 and is still in print today. In the 90’s he received the National Cartoonists Society’s Sports Cartoon Award and their 1999 Newspaper Illustration Award.
To read more about Peb, be sure to check out our previous article on this legendary artist. Congrats and well deserved, Peb!