The son of the 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral lies beneath this giant oak at the Aiken Training Track. After capturing the honor of “Outstanding 2-Year-Old Male” in 1948, Blue Peter arrived in Aiken as the pre-Derby favorite. As a sports writer buddy of mine tells it, “He stepped off the van and dropped dead.” The ailment was not disclosed. They buried Blue Peter in a ceremony under the oak. Some believe it may have been out of convenience.