The Sonoma County Fair plans to build a $3-million turf course by 2004 in hopes of enhancing its summer racing schedule. But the longtime leading trainer on the Northern California circuit said it wouldn't affect his plans.
Jockey Russell Baze celebrated Thanksgiving Day by winning his 400th race of the year Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
Graded stakes winners Magic Storm now headlines the $300,000 Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) Friday night at Hoosier Park after the scratch of 5-2 morning line favorite Lost at Sea. Nine 3-year-old fillies are expected to vie in the eighth running of the 1 1/16-mile event, its second year as a graded stakes.
Jerry Hollendorfer, the defending champion trainer at Arlington Park, has apparently conceded any chance to repeat after shipping 22 horses from his Arlington string back to his Northern California base of operations.
Jerry Hollendorfer & Marta Racing Ventures' Christmas Time, undefeated in two starts, heads the list of probable Top Flight Stakes starters Saturday at Arlington Park.
Gobi Dan, Surprized and Preakness Stakes runner Menacing Dennis head a field of 10 scheduled for Monday's 15th running of the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for 3-year-old Cal-breds going 7 furlongs on the main track.
John Franks & Peter Abruzzo's Lost At Sea overtook favored See How She Runs entering the stretch en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Singapore Plate (gr. III) Saturday at Arlington Park.
Lost at Sea rallied from seven lengths back to nip See How She Runs at the wire in Wednesday's $150,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows.
Here's some thoughts about this year's Kentucky Oaks from three trainers who have won it:
Peter Abruzzo and Barry Thiriot's multiple stakes winner U S S Tinosa blew out three furlongs in :36 3/5 Thursday in preparation for Sunday's San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).
One of trainer Bob Baffert's last Triple Crown hopefuls, Danthebluegrassman, attempts to stride further along the trail when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in Saturday's $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.
Longtime Northern California training kingpin Jerry Hollendorfer said he's undecided on whether to attempt to defend the training title he won at Arlington Park in 2002. But he indicated he doesn't plan to stay put during the summer.
- By Steve Haskin
Using his vast experience over the field to his advantage, USS Tinosa drew off to a 4 1/2-length victory in Friday's Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, USS Tinosa had already won or placed in six stakes, while most of his opponents were coming out of either maiden or allowance races.
In the "You gotta start somewhere" department, Metatron, who finished second in last year's Hollywood Juvenile Championship and Best Pal Stakes and third in the Lane's End Breeders Futurity and Del Mar Futurity, returned to the races following a four-month layoff Friday and romped by seven lengths in a six-furlong allowance race at Golden Gate.
Thoroughbred Interests, a Louisville-based pinhooking business, has gone public and is now being traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the ticker symbol TBIN.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who sent out Yougottawin to upset Officer in the California Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park, hopes to make more noise in the 2-year-old division this weekend at Hollywood Park.
The Northern California fair meets will offer more than 30 fewer Thoroughbred races this season because of a horse shortage in the state, officials said during the California Horse Racing Board meeting June 1. The board approved the fair meets during the meeting.
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