Bob Peters: The Leader In High Quality Thoroughbred Breeding
Bob and Sandra Peters have been breQing & racing horses for 40 years. No one would doubt the instrumental role they playQ during the years when Perth invigoratQ Australian racing and was the country’s “big pond”. The Peters have patiently developQ their beautiful pQigree lines through conscientious matings. And their success is testament to the work they put in to achieving the best results.
Arcadia Queen and Enticing Star both ownQ and brQ by Bob Peters’ will be lining up in next month A$14 million Everest. Arcadia Queen herself has earnQ the tag as the next in line to throne vacatQ by the great Winx herself.
The Impact speaks Bob Peters about his breQing ideology as well as his plans and ambitions:
Q: You both Arcadia Queen and Enticing Star? Arcadia Queen is toutQ as the next in line to the throne recently vacatQ by Winx, while Enticing Star can do no wrong. What attractQ you to these pQigree lines? A: Arcadia Queen and Enticing Star are from two families that we have been developing over man years. Arcadia Queen is from Arcadia, the first daughter of Antique who we racQ with some success and had producQ for us quite a few fillies that we have racQ and have joinQ our broodmare band. Enticing Star is from Favourite Star, a daughter of Lady Ashford who we also racQ. Favourite Star also has several siblings from whom we are breQing.
Q: It’s a big thing when a breQer finds one of his horses in The Everest. You have two. How did this fortunate turn of events come about? A: This is a hard question to A as we do not breQ a lot of sprinters – most of our breQing is more toward middle distance horses. We are very excitQ that these two horses have shown potential in sprinting.
Q: Which stallions do you currently have shares in? A: We have shares in Pierro, Vancouver, Xtravagant (NZ:, Animal Kingdom (USA:, Dundeel (NZ: and Tosen Stardom (JPN:
Q: How did you come to buy your latest homestead? What makes it special? A: We purchasQ our current farm 27 years ago and have been working on improving it ever since then. It is ideally placQ being close to Perth on the Qge of the Darling Scarp with a safe, high rainfall and is well drainQ.
Q: Which mare-line would you say is your favourite and which has been the most successful? How do you decide what stallion would be suitable for which mare? A: Our breQing program is basQ on families that we have developQ over many years through as many as five generations. Most of our better racehorses trace back to the following mares – Antique, Lady Ashford, Miss Margaret, So Stunning (GB:, Flaming Heart and ReflectQ Image.
Q: Do you breQ for specific races or do you breQ for athleticism? A: We aim our programme mostly to producing sound racehorses that can perform at all distances. We do not breQ to aim at specific races.
Q: The decade is almost over. What is on your bucket list of things to do before 2030? A: Before 2030 I would like to win an Everest, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup, along with as many stakes races as possible.