Hollendorfer Remains At 5,998 After Going 0-for-3 At Del Mar

Hollendorfer Remains At 5,998 After Going 0-for-3 At Del Mar

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s victory drought continued Wednesday when he failed to score with any of his three starters at Del Mar.

     Hollendorfer has been on the verge of becoming the fourth trainer in thoroughbred racing history to win 6,000 races since Aug. 21, when he collected career victory          No. 5,998 with Indian Gracey in the ninth race at Golden Gate Fields.  The Hall of Fame trainer is 0-for-27 since that win.

     All three of Hollendorfer’s horses ran well at Del Mar Wednesday but not quite good enough to reach the winner’s circle.  Tales in Excess checked in third in the sixth race, a five-furlong turf dash for fillies and mares, after battling on the lead to midstretch.  

      Hollendorfer’s two entrants in the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes, Roar Baby Roar and Lookin for Jonesy, finished second and third, respectively, behind Heleonor Rugby.  Roar Baby Roar led to deep stretch and Lookin for Jonesy charged strongly from last to run third in the six-furlong feature for 2-year-old fillies.

     Hollendorfer’s only scheduled starter Thursday is Capital Plan, who will compete in the seventh race at Del Mar.  Friday, Hollendorfer is scheduled to start three horses at Golden Gate Fields (Sky High Hatty and Going for a Spin in the first race; Tio Vic in the seventh) and one at Del Mar (Sahara Sky in the featured sixth race, the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes).

     The members of the exclusive 6,000 win club for trainers are the late Dale Baird (9,445 career victories) and active trainers Jack Van Berg (6,406) and King T. Leatherbury (6,324).