06/14/2017 11:36AM

Anderson gets 1,000th win of training career

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Sisters For Ever wins a maiden claiming race at Finger Lakes on Monday, giving trainer Bruce D. Anderson his 1,000th career win.

Bruce D. Anderson has been a fixture at Finger Lakes since 1980. On Monday in race 6, he scored the 1,000th win of his training career when Sisters For Ever scored a nose upset at 23-1 under jockey Joshua Navarro.

Sisters For Ever, a 3-year-old filly whom Anderson bred and trains for his wife, Judy, was making her career debut in the $12,500 maiden-claiming race.

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Anderson, a native of Pittsfield, Mass., has won 992 races at Finger Lakes. He concluded last year’s meet with 997 victories and then didn’t race again until this season.

Anderson has a 14 percent win average and purse earnings of more than $9.2 million. His best horse was Rosie’s Buddy, who won six stakes at Finger Lakes from 1995 to 1999. Anderson and co-owner Jack Ryan purchased Rosie’s Buddy for $3,900 and won $248,000 with him. In all, Rosie’s Buddy won 14 of 44 starts.

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