SEEING the cerise and white silks of Bob and Sandra Peters in the winners’ stall at regular intervals is a regular occurrence in Western Australia.
However, the rate at which WA’s leading owner-breeder combination is striking of late is nothing short of remarkable.
Team Peters is red-hot.
In the month since October 7, their horses have racked up 24 wins from just 49 runs—a staggering strike rate of 49 per cent.
“It’s been a very good start to the year for us, probably the best start we’ve ever had in terms of numbers,” Bob Peters said.
“We haven’t had won the top races that we won last year as yet. Hopefully we can win some of them.
“I don’t really know why it is. Our three-year-old crop has been performing quite well and some of the older horses have been performing well too—the ones we kept from last year.”
As well as the incredible run they’ve been enjoying in the west, classy four-year-old Disposition has been flying the Team Peters flag proudly in Victoria.
The son of Reset resumed from a spell with an impressive victory in a 1400m Listed event at Flemington on September 12, before finishing second in two G1 events—the Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 26, and the Toorak Handicap (1600m) at the same track on October 10.
Thanks largely to a vintage Damien Oliver, rails-hugging ride, Dispositi...