Oedipus (horse)

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Sire Blue Larkspur
Grandsire Black Servant
Dam Be Like Mom
Damsire Sickle
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1946
Country USA
Colour Brown
Breeder Idle Hour Stock Farm
Owner Lillian Bostwick Phipps
Trainer Pete Bostwick
Record 58: 14-12-9
Earnings $132,405
Major wins
Brook National Handicap (1950, 1951)
Broad Hollow Handicap (1950, 1951)
American Grand National (1951)
American Champion Steeplechase Horse
(1950, 1951, 1952)
Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame (1977)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1978)
Last updated on October 20, 2006

Oedipus (1946-1978) was an American Champion Thoroughbred steeplechase racehorse. Sired by 1929's flat racing Horse of the Year Blue Larkspur and foaled in Kentucky, Oedipus was purchased by Lillian Bostwick Phipps and was conditioned by future Hall of Fame trainer Pete Bostwick.

Oedipus raced from 1948 through 1954 and was voted American Champion Steeplechase Horse for 1950 and again in 1951 when he won American steeplechasing's Triple Crown: the Broad Hollow Steeplechase Handicap, the Brook National Steeplechase Handicap, and the American Grand National. In 1952, Oedipus was again voted Champion, this time sharing the honor with Jam.[1]

Retired at the end of the 1954 racing season, Oedipus died in 1978, the year he was inducted in the United States' National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.