Jerry Hollendorfer

Birth Date:
Birth Place: Akron, Ohio

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
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)
Additional Information:
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 Sprint Championship; 2015 Bing Crosby