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The Notebook May 09, 2013


Two-Minute Lick - Ronald Anderson

Agent Ron Anderson started booking riding assignments for jockeys when he was 18. Today, the highly respected jockey agent handles the New York-based Joel Rosario, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby aboard Orb. Previous jockeys Anderson has represented include retired Hall of Famers Jerry Bailey and Gary Stevens, as well as Garrett Gomez and Chris Antley.

Name: Ronald T. Anderson

What I do for a living: Jockey agent

How and when I was introduced to Thoroughbred Racing: I was taken to the racetrack by my father

My favorite racetrack: Saratoga and Keeneland

My favorite Thoroughbred racing event: Kentucky Derby

Other sports I follow: Football

What I would like to see more of in Thoroughbred Racing: We need to keep on getting younger people to attend the race track.

What I would like to see less of in Thoroughbred Racing: Less negative publicity on the sport

Three words that define what Thoroughbred Racing means to me: It’s My Life

First Thoroughbred track I ever attended was: Santa Anita

Favorite all-time Thoroughbred: Seattle Slew

My personal best moment in the sport of Thoroughbred Racing: 2013 Kentucky Derby

Best racetrack food can be found at: Santa Anita

My favorite jockey: Joel Rosario

My favorite trainer: Bobby Frankel

My Heroes: School teachers

Person in Thoroughbred racing I’d like to have dinner with: Mr. Farish Sr.

My philosophy on life: Get up every morning, work hard and put yourself in a position to get lucky.

Favorite quote or motto: “Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.” A quote from Abraham Lincoln as told to me by Chic McClellan

Favorite animal other than a horse: Dog

Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: Super Bowl

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii

Favorite city: New York

Favorite Musician/band: The Eagles

Favorite all-time movie(s): The Godfather

Websites I visit daily: Equibase, Equidaily and Daily Racing Form

What I drive: Mercedes Benz ML350

Pet Peeve: People being arrogant

Which actor would play me in a movie: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Best Book I recently read: Steve Jobs – authorized biography by Walter Isaacson

Favorite Dessert: White cake

Favorite Drink: Kettle One and cranberry

Favorite Scent: Coconut

What I like about my job: EVERYTHING

Twitter Handle: @RonaldT54

No. 1 Bucket List item: Go to the Melbourne Cup


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