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The Revitalization of Anderson Farms

When famed Ontario breeder and Woodbine board member Bob Anderson died in 2010, his son, David, went against the norm and opted to reinvest heavily in Anderson Farms of St. Thomas. David Anderson doesn’t consider himself an aberration or a trend bucker, just a man that loves thoroughbreds and the farm near St. Thomas, ON where he spent his childhood. While conventional wisdom suggests the death of a farm patriarch frequently spells the end of the farm itself due to heirs either disinterested or ill-equipped to carry on the operation, Anderson, 45, did the opposite when his father Bob died in November of 2010 at the age of 64 after suffering a heart attack. “I was basically born on the farm, so I’ve been around it my whole life. I grew up with the thoroughbreds. So, that’s really my true love,” said David, explaining why he bought out his sister, Jessica…

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