Alfred “Skeeter” Sanders
|Region:||South East Queensland|
The undisputed "King of the Kids" during the 1960s to 70s, Alfred "Skeeter" Sanders rode more than 90 metropolitan two-year-old winners in that period. He also shared the Brisbane premiership with Len Hill after a thrilling 1965/66 season final. On the last day Sanders rode four of the last five winners (Ferguson, Keynet, Prunda, and Keiron King), while Hill rode the other High Esteem. They finished 28-all. They rode seven winners between them.
Alfred Albert Sanders was born 5th November 1930.
Sanders also won an Ipswich Cup on the great galloper Prunda. After a medical scare Sanders retired and became a popular cab driver around Brisbane. His big wins included the QTC Oaks (Blue Roc), QTC Guineas (Maybe Lad), Doomben Dollars (Maybe Lad), McDougall Stakes (Miss Copley, Eye Light, River Avon) Hopeful-Meynink Stakes (Pharonic, Maybe Lad, Montezuma, Kaoru Star, Fair Shift), Ipswich Cup (Prunda), Sapling Stakes (Prince Gauntlet, Maybe Lad), Eye Liner 3YO Stakes (Kaoru Star), O'Mara Stakes (Maybe Lad), Lonergan Stakes (Maybe Lad), Freshman Stakes (Trialist), President's Mile (Prunda), Frazer Handicap (Lord Lavender), Piccaninny Stakes (Eye Light), Risdon Stakes (Eye Light), Grange Plate (Eye Light), ITC Bloodhorse Breeders' (Eye Light), Hall Stakes (Arawee Boy), Claret Stakes (Arrogant Boy), Ross Stakes (Compositor), Albion Park Cup (Chanard) and British Commonwealth Stakes (Drumcondra).