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Birth Date: June 18, 1946
Birth Place: Akron, Ohio
Family: Wife, Janet
• 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
• Has won the Kentucky Oaks three times (1991, Light Lite; 1996, Pike Place Dancer; 2010, Blind Luck)
• Campaigned Blind Luck to a 2010 Eclipse Award for Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
• Trainer of Shared Belief, the 2013 Champion Two-Year-Old Male
• Leads all trainers with six wins in the El Camino Real Derby
• Has won seven of the last 10 editions of the California Derby, including four straight
• Has won 49 meet titles at Golden Gate Fields
• Won 37 straight meet titles at Bay Meadows; also has won meet titles at Arlington Park (2001 Meet), Thistledown (2004 Summit Meet), Portland Meadows (2010-11 Meet), Santa Anita (2013-14 Winter/Spring Meet, 2014-15 Winter Spring Meet), and Del Mar (2014 Summer Meet, 2015 Summer Meet)
• Came to California in the late 1960s and never left; started as a groom at Bay Meadows and went on to work in various capacities for trainers Jerry Dutton and Jerry Fanning before taking out his trainer's license in 1979
• In 2008 won final race at Bay Meadows, The Last Dance Stakes, with You Lift Me Up
• Credits Novel Sprite, whom he claimed for $16,000, with putting him on the map; Novel Sprite, Hollendorfer’s first stakes winner, went on to earn more than $400,000 and was named national Claimer of the Year for 1986
• Wife, Janet, serves as his Northern California assistant; Dan Ward is Hollendorfer’s assistant in Southern California
Notable Northern California Wins
Adreamisborn: 2005 Bay Meadows H.; 2005 Golden Gate H.
Bwana Bull: 2007 El Camino Real Derby; 2007 California Derby
Cause to Believe: 2006 California Derby; 2006 El Camino Real Derby
Chocolate Candy: 2009 El Camino Real Derby; 2009 California Derby
Congressionalhonor: 2004 Bay Meadows Derby
Cross the Line: 2015 California Derby
Double Jab: 1995 Golden Gate H.; 1995 Berkeley H.
Event of the Year: 1996 El Camino Real Derby
Exit Stage Left: 2014 California Derby
G. G. Ryder: 2015 All American; 2015 San Francisco Mile
Mula Gula: 1999 Bay Meadows Derby
Ninebanks: 2003 San Francisco Mile; 2003 Golden Gate H.
Our Nautique: 2011 All American; 2011 San Francisco Mile
Pike Place Dancer: 1996 California Derby
Russian Greek: 2012 California Derby
Summer Hit: 2013-14 All American; 2013 Berkeley H.
Tamarando: 2014 El Camino Real Derby
Voice of Destiny: 2000 Berkeley H.
Worldly Ways: 1999 All American H.
Yougottawanna: 2004-05 All American H.; 2002 El Camino Real Derby
Zeewat: 2013 California Derby
Grade 1 Wins
Blind Luck: 2011 Vanity H.; 2010 Alabama; 2010 Kentucky Oaks; 2010 Las Virgenes; 2009 Hollywood Starlet; 2009 Oak Leaf
Dakota Phone: 2010 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Heatseeker: 2008 Santa Anita H.
Hystericalady: 2007 Humana Distaff
Killer Graces: 2011 Hollywood Starlet
King Glorious: 1989 Haskell Inv. H.; 1988 Hollywood Futurity
Lady of Fifty: 2013 Clement L. Hirsch
Let Faith Arise: 2014 Santa Margarita H.
Lite Light: 1991 Coaching Club American Oaks; 1991 Kentucky Oaks
Pike Place Dancer: 1996 Kentucky Oaks
Sahara Sky: 2013 Metropolitan H.
Sam’s Sister: 2014 La Brea
Shared Belief: 2015 Santa Anita H.; 2014 Malibu; 2014 Awesome Again; 2014 Pacific Classic; 2013 CashCall Futurity
Songbird: 2015 Chandelier; 2015 Del Mar Debutante
Sweet Lulu: 2013 Test
Tamarando: 2013 Del Mar Futurity
Tuscan Evening: 2010 Gamely
Wild Dude: 2015 Santa Anita Spring Championship; 2015 Bing Crosby