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Peter Anderson

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 Biography and Highlights:  
  • Born: Nov. 20, 1931, Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Residence: Hialeah, Fla.
  • Family: Wife, Julia; daughter, trainer Aggie Ordonez, based at Golden Gate Fields; son Robert
  • Racing Career: Began career as a jockey at age 16 and was leading apprentice in New York in 1948 ... Rode until 1974, primarily in New York, earning nearly $7 million lifetime while riding against Hall of Fame jockeys Eddie Arcaro, Braulio Baeza, and Bill Hartack; won 1958 Belmont Stakes (G1) with Cavan, foiling the Triple Crown bid of Calumet Farm's Tim Tam; rode Forego for 10 of first 11 races including fourth place in 1973 Kentucky Derby (G1) ... Got his start as a trainer when LeRoy Jolley asked if he would take a string of 14 horses to Monmouth Park; horses ran in Anderson's name ... Earned first stakes win, the 1978 Oceanport Handicap, with Mr. Red Wing ... First graded stakes winner (1978 Discovery Handicap-G3) was Sorry Lookin, a multiple graded stakes winner he bred, owned, raised, and trained ... Trained about three years in the mid-80s for John Brunetti, owner of Hialeah Park ... Trained a dozen to 15 horses at a time for several years for Tartan Stable, owned by William McKnight, president and later chair of 3M Corporation ... Gives credit for much of his success and personal growth to John Nerud, primary trainer, president, general manager, and later racing and breeding manager for Tartan Farms ... Moved his stable between New Jersey and Florida ... Limited training by choice, most years starting fewer than 20 horses and for five of the six years from 1997 to 2002 starting none at all ... In the era when racing had an off-season, played "a lot of golf" with such friends as Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Mickey Mantle, and Rocky Marciano ... In more recent years has received a horse or two from Hobeau Farm and the stable's primary trainer, Allen Jerkens, at his base in Miami at Calder Race Course . . . In 2006 told Jerkens he needed a new horse; at the time no older horses were available so Hobeau Farm manager Craig Wheeler sent him an unraced 2-year-old, Delightful Kiss ... In 2007, Delightful Kiss, the sole horse in Anderson's stable, was third to Street Sense in the Tampa Bay Derby (G3)  and fourth to Curlin in the Arkansas Derby (G2) ... Did not have enough earnings to make Kentucky Derby field but later that season won the Iowa Derby and Ohio Derby (G2); as a jockey Anderson had won the 1964 Ohio Derby aboard National ... Delightful Kiss earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon with his win in the Turfway Park Fall Championship (G3) over Polytrack, newly named a "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge race ... "He reminds me of the horse I won the Belmont with," he told the Daily Racing Form. "Their running styles are absolutely the same. Cavan woud drop back and come flying." ... Followed with a win in the All American Stakes (G3) at Golden Gate Fields, also on a synthetic surface, Tapeta Footings ... Delightful Kiss would be Anderson's first career Breeders' Cup starter. "This would be the highlight of my life, of my training career," he said.

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