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. 
 
Tied for fourth in the trainer standings at the 2013-2014 winter/spring meeting with 30 victories. 
 
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. 
 
Was the third-leading trainer at the following Golden Gate Fields meetings: 2011-2012 winter/spring with 53 wins, 2011 fall with 19 wins, 2011 summer with nine wins, 2009-2010 winter/spring with 64 wins, 2009 fall/winter with 21 wins, and 2008-2009 winter/spring with 53 wins.
 
Has ranked among the top five trainers at the past 26 major meetings in Northern California.
 
Tied for leading trainer honors at both the 2010 and 2009 California State Fair meetings in Sacramento. 
 
Took top trainer honors at the 2010 Humboldt County Fair meeting in Ferndale. 
 
Achieved a career high in wins (153) and earnings ($2,458,628) in 2008, when he tied for 18th in the nation in races won and ranked 61st in purse money won.  
 
Finished 13th in the nation in victories in 2010 when he saddled 149 winners.  
 
Was 27th in the nation in races won in 2009 when sent out 126 winners.
 
Has won five stakes with Positive Response – the 2013 Rolling Green, 2011 California Derby and 2010 Gold Rush at Golden Gate Fields; the 2013 County of Alameda Handicap at Pleasanton; and the 2011 John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park.
 
Trains the talented filly City by the Bay, who scored a 8 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Fairplex Park in 2013.
 
Captured the 2014 Seattle Handicap at Emerald Downs with City by the Bay. 
 
Has trained the following stakes-winners: Hudson Landing ($60,000 Alcatraz Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in 2010), Trapper ($100,000 California Sprint Championship, Bay Meadows, 2003), Penny Ante ($72,200 Hillsborough Handicap, Bay Meadows, 2005, and $60,750 Luther Burbank Handicap, Santa Rosa, 2005), Scrumpy ($60,300 Sam J. Whiting Memorial Handicap, Pleasanton, 2008), Don Jaun Con ($53,600 Everett Nevin Alameda County Futurity, Pleasanton, 2005), Press Camp ($51,100 San Ramon Stakes and $49,350 Tiburon Handicap, Golden Gate Fields, 2006), Stone Rain ($51,200 Sam J. Whiting Memorial Handicap, Pleasanton, 2006), and Falling Knife ($30,790 Humboldt County Marathon, Ferndale, 2012).
 
Steve Sherman

Steve Sherman

Finished second in the trainer standings at the 2013-2014 winter/spring meeting with 44 victories.
 
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.