Trainer Peter Miller dies

Peter Miller (60), the champion trainer of Kimberley for the last nine racing seasons, died of a heart attack in his Kimberley home. He’d received chemotherapy in Port Elizabeth last week after being diagnosed with leukemia three months ago.

He devoted much time and energy to helping maintain and upgrade the facilities at Flamingo Park.

From his large string of horses, he frequently had multiple winners on Flamingo Park race days and was the centre’s champion trainer for several years.

His many patrons included SA’s leading owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste, and he was in the process of setting up a new yard in Port Elizabeth.

Miller currently lies in lies in seventh position in the national trainers log, in terms of races won. He saddled 65 winners from 494 rinners this season. He heads the Central Provinces log.

His best performance was third on the national log in 2006/2007, with 127 winners.

Miller was active in the Racing Association, heading the Northern Cape chapter and serving on the organisation’s main handicapping steering committee and its industry liaison committee.

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