October 2018 Member of the Month:
anadian horseman David Anderson is having a wonder-ful year. He bred and sold a $950,000 Hard Spun filly, who lit up Book 1 of the recent Keeneland September Yearling sale. At the same sale last year, the filly’s half-brother, named Sergei Prokofiev, sold for $1.1 million. Adding to his laurels, Anderson bred the talented filly Wonder Gadot, who captured two-thirds of this year’s Canadian Triple Crown.
Born and raised on his parents’ Anderson Farms, located in St. Thomas, Ontario, Anderson worked as a retail stock broker in his twenties. Eventually, his purchase of Phoenix Performance Products, a sporting goods manufacturer that produces goods like the vests and helmets used by exercise riders, drew him back into the horse world.