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
6 starts: 2-0-0
AA speed rating
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.


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 in 2007.[5]


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


  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. ^ American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "Grey Badger II". AQHA Hall of Fame. American Quarter Horse Association. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 


  • All Breed Pedigree Database Pedigree of Grey Badger II retrieved on June 23, 2007
  • AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on September 11, 2017
  • 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; Goodhue, Jim; Holmes, Frank Wakefield; Livingston, Phil, eds. (1994). Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-30-9. 

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