Grey Badger II

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Grey Badger II
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Racing
Sire Midnight Jr
Grandsire Midnight
Dam Grey Annie
Maternal grandsire Billy The Tough
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1941
Country United States
Color Gray
Breeder Walter F. Merrick
Honors
Record
6 starts: 2-0-0
Awards
AA speed rating
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Grey Badger II (1941–c. 1972) was a noted Quarter Horse match racer and sire in the early days of the American Quarter Horse Association or AQHA.

Life[edit]

Grey Badger II foaled on May 5, 1941.[1] He was registered with number 2006 in the AQHA. His stud book listing gives his color as gray, and his breeder as Walter F. Merrick of Texola, Oklahoma. His sire was Midnight Jr #210, and his dam was listed as Grey Annie #3502 by Billy the Tough, second dam as Casey Jones mare by Casey Jones. He was owned by Chick Crisp of Sayre, Oklahoma at the time he was registered.[2] His sire was a son of Midnight and traced to Peter McCue three times. His dam traced to Peter McCue two more times, making Grey Badger II inbred to Peter McCue, with five crosses.[3]

Grey Badger II was a noted match racer during the 1940s. His official racing record with the AQHA has him starting six times in three years, with two wins and no seconds or thirds. He achieved an AA speed rating.[4]

Grey Badger II died on the Triangle Ranch in Texas, probably around 1972.[1] Among his famous offspring were Grey Badger III and Badger's Grey. His granddaughter Triangle Tookie is a leading producer of AQHA Champions, including Two Eyed Jack.[1]

Grey Badger II was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.[5]

Pedigree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Badger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mazie Marie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Midnight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ace by Peter McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nellie Trammell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mare by Pid Hart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Midnight Jr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A D Reed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billy The Tough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peachie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perfect Doll
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grey Badger II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A D Reed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Good Enough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billy The Tough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kid Weller
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trammell mare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grey Annie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter McCue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casey Jones
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweetwater Lady
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mare by Casey Jones
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Simmons, et al. Legends 2 p. 58
  2. ^ AQHA Official Stud Book and Registry Combined 1–5 p. 144
  3. ^ Pedigree of Grey Badger II at All Breed Pedigree retrieved June 23, 2007
  4. ^ Wagoner Quarter Racing Digest pp. 453–454
  5. ^ AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on October 30, 2011

References[edit]

  • All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Grey Badger II retrieved on June 23, 2007
  • AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on October 30, 2011
  • American Quarter Horse Association (1961). Official Stud Book and Registry Combined Books 1-2-3-4-5. Amarillo, TX: American Quarter Horse Association. 
  • Simmons, Diane; Jim Goodhue; Holmes, Frank Wakefield; Phil Livingston (editors) (1994). Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-30-9. 

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