Trainer Bios

Top Trainers at Golden Gate Fields

Bill Delia

Bill Delia

Career Highlights:
Had his finest day April 19, 1997, winning the California Derby with I’m a Jewel and Sonoma Handicap with Truce in Balance
Won four stakes with $3,200 yearling purchase Bai and Bai, who went on to win five more stakes with trainer Craig Dollase
 
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Jerry Hollendorfer

Jerry Hollendorfer

Family: Wife, Janet
 
Career Highlights:
Inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 2011
Is ranked third by wins in North America among all trainers, behind only Dale Baird and Steve Asmussen
John F. Martin

John F. Martin

Twitter: @JFMIV
 
Career Highlights:
Won the training championship at the 2013 and 2014 Big Fresno Fair meets; tied for the title at the Big Fresno Fair in 2011 and 2009 
Captured the training championship at the San Joaquin County Fair meeting in Stockton in 2005 and 2008
Andy Mathis

Andy Mathis

Current Residence: Walnut Creek, Calif.
 
Career Highlights:
Cites At a Boy Luther (claimed for $8,000, won an allowance and two other races), Ms. G. I. Jane (claimed for $12,500, won a pair of allowance races and a $25,000 claiming event), and Noise of the Crowd (claimed for $20,000, won two allowance races and a starter allowance) as his best claims
Tim McCanna

Tim McCanna

Family: Wife Jan; daughters Megan and Melissa; son Conor
 
Career Highlights:
Inducted into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame in 2011
Has won 10 training titles at Emerald Downs; also was leading trainer at Playfair Race Course 1982-95
Steve Miyadi

Steve Miyadi

 
Won the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity in 1989 with Drag Race.
 
Was the second-leading trainer at the 2012 fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
Nearly upset Northern California training kingpin Jerry Hollendorfer at the 2008 Bay Meadows spring meeting but came up one victory short (55-54) while finishing second. 
 
Ed Moger, Jr.

Ed Moger, Jr.

 
Career Highlights:
Recently has had success at Santa Anita with Qiaona (2013 California Breeders’ Championship, 2013 California Distaff Handicap) and Stormy Lucy (2014 Santa Barbara H.)
Campaigned filly Amber Hills to four stakes wins 2002-03
William E. Morey

William E. Morey

Twitter: @wemracing
 
Career Highlights:
Won the 2008 Golden Gate Spring Meet training title, ending Jerry Hollendorfer’s streak of 32 straight Golden Gate training crowns
Steve Sherman

Steve Sherman

Career Highlights:
Developed Ultra Blend, who won two Northern California stakes before being transferred to Sherman’s father, Art; with Art Sherman, Ultra Blend won the 2011 Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch and Grade 2 Milady
Captured the 2010 and 2011 Golden Gate Summer Meet titles
Steve Specht

Steve Specht

Career Highlights:
• Won four stakes with California-bred McCann’s Mojave, including the 2007 $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic
• Also had success with Cal-breds Bonfante (five stakes wins) and Lady Railrider (four stakes wins)
 
First Winner: 
McCartney’s Doll, 1969, Cahokia Downs
 
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