Trainer Bios

Top Trainers at Golden Gate Fields

Jerry Hollendorfer

Jerry Hollendorfer

JERRY HOLLENDORFER
 
Born:  June 18, 1946, Akron, Ohio
 
Inducted into the National Racing Museum’s Hall of Fame on Aug. 12, 2011, in Saratoga Springs, New York. 
 
Is the third-winningest trainer in North American thoroughbred racing history.  Through July 23, 2014, he had 6,689 career victories.
 
John F. Martin

John F. Martin

 
Won races at a 27 percent clip in 2013.  
 
Posted a remarkable win percentage of 30.0 in both 2011 and 2012. 
 
Ranked as the third-leading trainer the 2013-2014 Golden Gate Fields winter/spring meeting with 36 victories.  
 
Placed second in the trainer standings at the 2012-2013 winter/spring season while winning races an amazing 32 percent clip (47-for-145).   
 
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. 
 
William E. Morey

William E. Morey

Earned his first training championship at the 2008 Golden Gate Fields Spring Meeting when he saddled 25 winners at the 30-day session.  Morey upset perennial champ Jerry Hollendorfer, who had won 32 straight training crowns at GGF, a streak that began in 1986. 
 
Has finished second in the trainer standings at seven GGF meetings: 2013 Summer with nine wins, 2012 Summer with nine wins, 2010 Fall with 30 wins, 2010 Summer with 21 wins, 2008 Fall with 46 wins, 2007-2008 Winter with 36 wins, and 2005 Spring with 16 wins. 
Steve Sherman

Steve Sherman

 

Earned his first training championship at a major meeting when he edged William E. Morey 22-21 in wins at the 2010 summer session at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Collected his second Golden Gate Fields training title at the 2011 summer meeting in another tight battle, topping Jerry Hollendorfer 18-17 in wins. 
 
Finished second in the trainer standings at three consecutive Golden Gate Fields meetings (2009-2010 Winter/Spring, 2009 Fall/Winter, and 2008-2009 Winter/Spring) before breaking through with his title-winning campaign at the 2010 summer stand.