Ferrin Peterson

Horse Racing Wants New Blood. Or Does It?

Earlier this year, the son of a longtime family friend called me and said that he had claimed an eight-year-old gelding the previous summer, and he had raced a dozen or so times for him, but now he was nine, and he was worried about him. He wanted to make sure that he retired him sound, so that he could have a second career. After six or seven years on the track, he had earned it, he said. He asked my advice, and I had him contact Anna Ford at...

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Peterson, Krone, To Aqueduct Fall Meet

Ferrin Peterson, the second-leading rider at Monmouth this summer, plans to begin riding at the Aqueduct Fall Meeting when it opens November 6, she said Monday, adding that she intended to ride through the winter at the track. Jockeys joining the colony need to test negative for COVID in New York twice the week leading up to the meet, and to continue to follow strict protocols thereafter. Peterson, 28, has made a splash this summer on the Jersey Shore, for both on and off-track reasons. She rode 42 winners at...

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No Bug, No Problem for Ferrin Peterson

When Ferrin Peterson came to Monmouth to ride this spring, she expected that she would have nine months as an apprentice rider to get her feet under her. And if she hadn't been so good, she would have. Last weekend at Monmouth, Peterson not only lost her bug after winning her 40th race Saturday, but went on to have the most successful weekend of any rider at the track, with four wins, five seconds and five thirds. Three of those wins came without the seven-pound allowance with which she had...

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Are Krone and Peterson an Unbeatable Team?

From the TDN LOOK Passion is a funny thing. What is it, you wonder, about one place or another, one person or another, one career or another that is so compelling that the person caught in its grip will do anything to have it? Ferrin Peterson can't exactly tell you why she will at least temporarily put aside the eight years of study and sacrifice that earned her a veterinary degree from UC Davis, one of the top schools in the country, and a lucrative-and safe-career as a large-animal vet....

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From TDN Look: Are Krone and Peterson an Unbeatable Team?

Julie Krone is back at Monmouth Park; this time, with a new job: jockey agent. She will represent Ferrin Peterson, a veterinarian with dreams of becoming the next Julie Krone.

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Julie Krone Returns to Racing With a New Job

Julie Krone remembers the summer of 2003 as one of her favorite seasons in racing. After coming out of a three-year retirement in November of 2002, it was the summer where she and Candy Ride (Arg) battled with Jerry Bailey and Medaglia d'Oro in the GI Pacific Classic S., when her mount crossed the wire three lengths in front. Later that year, she would go on to ride Halfbridled (Unbridled) to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, becoming the first woman jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race. But...

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