Aggie Derby Pistol Pete & Fabio
Pistol Pete. Vowing to avenge the death of his father, Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton began sharpshooter training with the soldiers at Fort Gibson, Okla., where he earned his nickname at the age of 15. By 1881, at age 21, he gunned down the last of his father's murderers in Albuquerque, N.M. In the 1950's Pistol Pete became the mascot of New Mexico State University, for his exemplification of the cowboy spirit and the old west culture of NMSU. Vigilante, old-west cowboy; he is a symbol of New Mexico State University to the athletic teams, to the students, and the alumni.
Fabio has the shortest legs of the bunch, but he makes up for it in ...brains? We actually aren't sure, but he is usually in a hurry anywhere he goes, so we wouldn't be surprised to see him in the winner's circle on Derby Day.