The Blue Grass Champ
Artist: PEB (Pierre Bellocq)
Sponsor: Keeneland Association Inc.
Location: Gratz Park
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The Blue Grass Champ is instantly recognizable to horse racing aficionados as a work by Pierre Bellocq or PEB. This internationally renowned artist and horse racing cartoonist was published in the racing journal France Courses at age 9. His work has been published in various magazines, including the Morning Telegraph, where he held a position as a full-time cartoonist for more than 50 years. Recently he was commissioned to complete a mural for Churchill Downs depicting the winners of the Kentucky Derby from 1875 to 2004.