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His interest in horses started at a young age when his parents would take him to the racetrack to watch their horses run. Peter has shown his talents with the young horses by guiding Comma To The Top to victories in all of the juvenile stakes at Hollywood Park including the G-1 Cash Call Futurity. Comma To The Top started in the 2012 Kentucky Derby. He followed that with another successfull campaign of top two year old Majestic City.Peter wanted to be a jockey so at age 10 he went to a jockey school in Castaic, California for one year.When it was obvious he would grow to tall to pursue his dream of being a jockey, so he started to work as a groom on the backside during high school.After graduation, he worked full-time as a groom for the late Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Wittingham.Peter saddled his first winner, Dynashield, on April 25, 1988 at Santa Anita Park.Set Play gave him his first Grade I win in the Del Mar Debutante in September 2010.
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Heir Kitty made her first conventional dirt start a runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel going 1 1/16 miles, outrunning the influence bestowed by her sprinting sire, Wildcat Heir, and dam, Be Silver.
Wildcat Heir never competed past six furlongs, capturing the likes of the Grade 1 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash along the way.
While many of Wildcat Heir’s most successful offspring stuck to the sprinting ranks, some like Grade 3 winner Derwin’s Star and multiple stakes victor John Johny Jak were competitive at 8 ½ furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.
Be Silver never could break her maiden from 13 career starts, and Heir Kitty is her first offspring to really show anything on track.
Heir Kitty’s female family doesn’t boast any high profile names, but some hard-knocking runners like Grade/Group 3 scorers Leave It Be and Proclaim can be found.
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