Arlington Million

Daniel C. Peitz

Born July 24, 1957 in Conway, Ark., Dan Peitz grew up attending the races at Oaklawn Park with his father each spring. He went for a year and a half to the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. After three semesters of college, Peitz decided to pursue a career at the racetrack. Peitz went to work for trainer Paul Adwell who showed him the ropes. While working for Adwell, he spent a couple of summers at Arlington Park in the 1970s. However, Peitz knew if he was to eventually make it on his own, he'd have to school under other trainers as well and he left Adwell to work for Joe Cantey. While working for Cantey, Dan was there at the end of Cox's Ridge's career and there for Temperence Hill winning the 1980 Belmont Stakes. Cantey retired at a fairly early age and helped Peitz get started in the mid-1980s by encouraging his clients to give Dan a shot. Among Dan's first major runners was multiple stakes winner Capote Belle. Peitz trains primarily for two clients - Robert and Lawana Low and Shadwell Stable. Among Dan's stakes winners is Tajaaeed, who won the Arlington Handicap and twice competed in the Arlington Million