The Anderton name is synonymous with horse racing in the south of New Zealand and this book explores the depth of involvement “BJ” has had in the industry.
$40.00 – Book available for purchase online
The book originally intended to be a few recollections collated by racing writer Wally O’Hearn for the family to pass down, soon developed into an extended biography. And this is Anderton’s story in his own words – no airs and graces but with an entertaining dose of wry humour throughout.
We learn about how BJ got into the breeding game, and of the early days with Harken before hitting the big time with Mellay and Noble Bijou. Many other stallions came and went through the White Robe gates, most leaving their mark in one way or another.
The stories behind some of the legendary Anderton horses are fascinating and a trip down memory lane for southern racing enthusiasts. These names include Powley, Rock Crystal, Watallan, Bymai, Kumai, and Random Chance – but there are many more, and they have keep on coming over the years.
From schoolkid to jockey, then trainer and breeder, the Anderton story is a fascinating one, and the legacy is in great shape for the future.