Anderson Farms

Little Brown Jug Win Caps Off Crazy Good 10 Days for Anderson

The 3-year-old pacing gelding Captain Barbossa didn't look that good on paper in Thursday's Little Brown Jug, one of harness racing's most prestigious races. He was 0 for 11 on the year and 3 for 25 lifetime and was facing some of the best horses in his division. Even co-owner David Anderson conceded that victory seemed unlikely. But Captain Barbossa came through, finishing second in the first heat and then winning the final by 1 1/2 lengths. He may not have been the best horse in the race, but he...

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Breeders Facing Many Uncertainties as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of discussion and reporting on how quarantine, shutdowns, safety protocols and the shift in the sales calendar has affected trainers, backstretch workers, owners and sales companies. However, very little has been said about how it affects the breeders, who are the backbone of the Thoroughbred industry. Only one 2-year-old sale, the OBS March Sale, has been held so far this year with many of the other juvenile sales being postponed or even canceled. Fasig-Tipton has combined their July, Saratoga and New...

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Anderson Farms Returns to Saratoga

Anderson Farms returns to the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale for the first time since 2010 when it sends hip 153, a filly by Street Cry (Ire), through the sales ring Tuesday evening. It will be a bittersweet moment for David Anderson, who took over the farm after the passing of his father Robert in 2011. Although the farm has been selling at Keeneland and other Fasig-Tipton sales, this will be Anderson Farms first time returning to the Spa since David took over the reins. "For me, personally, [returning to Saratoga] means...

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