Walter Peltier, a longtime horsemen at Turf Paradise, died Oct. 29. He was 87.\nPeltier began training horses in 1937 and was involved in various aspects of the industry throughout his life, including horse transportation and blacksmithing. \nDuring his training career, Peltier handled Call Call, a one-time track record-holder at old Longacres for 1 1/16 miles. He also trained Melmitch, winner of the 1968 Phoenix Gold Cup. Melmitch won 37 times in his career and held numerous track records under Peltier's guidance.\nPeltier also trained Spinney, winner of the 1961 Hasta La Vista Handicap, Turf Paradise's traditional closing-day event. \nPeltier's daughter, Violet Smith, serves as the Arizona Department of Racing's chief steward.