Pete D. Anderson

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Pete D. Anderson
Occupation Jockey / Trainer
Born November 20, 1931
Southampton, Long Island, New York, United States
Died February 19, 2013[1]
Hialeah, Florida
Career wins 80 (as a trainer)
Major racing wins
As a jockey:
Louisiana Derby (1951)
Breeders' Futurity (1954)
Laurel Futurity (1956)
Ashland Stakes (1957)
Top Flight Handicap (1957)
Vagrancy Handicap (1957)
Acorn Stakes (1958)
Hialeah Turf Cup Handicap (1959)
Firenze Handicap (1959)
Fall Highweight Handicap (1962)
Ohio Derby (1964)
Gotham Stakes (1966)
Hawthorne Gold Cup (1966)
Monmouth Handicap (1966)
Washington Park Handicap (1966)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1969)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1970)
Gazelle Handicap (1970)
Aqueduct Handicap (1973)
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (1973)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1958)

As a trainer:
Oceanport Handicap (1978)
Ohio Derby (2007)
Significant horses
Bold Bidder, Traffic Judge, Sword Dancer
Cavan, Cannonade, Missile Belle, Forego

Peter D. Anderson (November 20, 1931 in Southampton, Long Island, New York - February 19, 2013 in Hialeah, Florida) was an American jockey and Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. He began his riding career in the latter part of the late 1940s and was the leading apprentice jockey in New York in 1948. Like many of his compatriots, Anderson struggled throughout his career to maintain his weight.

Pete Anderson won a number of major Graded stakes races including a victory in the 1966 Washington Park Handicap aboard Bold Bidder in which he defeated the future Hall of Fame inductee, Tom Rolfe. In the 1973 Kentucky Derby, he rode the great Forego to a fourth-place finish behind eventual Triple Crown champion, Secretariat. In all, he rode Forego in ten starts, earning three wins and a second in the Florida Derby. In his only appearance in the Preakness Stakes, Anderson rode Primate to a fourth-place finish in the 1952 race. However, Anderson's most important career win came in 1958 when he rode Cavan to an upset win over Tim Tam that denied the Calumet Farm colt the Triple Crown.

Following his retirement from riding in the mid-1970s, Pete Anderson remained in the racing business as a trainer. Based at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida, in 2007 he was notably the trainer of Delightful Kiss for Hobeau Farm. In June, the gelding won the Ohio Derby, a race that in 1964 Anderson also won as a jockey aboard National.

Pete Anderson's daughter, Aggie Ordonez, is also a Thoroughbred trainer, competing at tracks such as Golden Gate Fields and Bay Meadows Racetrack in Northern California.


  1. ^ Hegarty, Matt (19 February 2013). "Pete Anderson, trainer and jockey who rode Forego, dead at 82". Daily Racing Form (DRF). Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

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