Dan Ward, assistant to Corridor of Fame coach Jerry Hollendorfer, within the Monmouth Park winner’s circle with allowance winner Croatian
After 4 profitable months having a string of horses at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., for the primary time, Corridor of Fame coach Jerry Hollendorfer has been so glad with the outcomes that he intends to make the Shore monitor a part of his common racing rotation going ahead.
That was plan revealed by Dan Ward, Hollendorfer’s longtime assistant, after the secure continued its robust Monmouth Park presence when heavily-favored Croatian cruised to victory in Saturday’s featured $52,500 allowance non-compulsory claimer.
Ward, who has been with Hollendorfer the previous 14 years after spending the earlier 22 as an assistant to the late Bobby Frankel, has overseen the Hollendorfer runners at Monmouth whereas his boss stored tabs from California.
With two victories on Saturday’s 10-race card, the Hollendorfer secure has received with three of seven starters through the abbreviated Meadowlands-at-Monmouth Park meet after going 14-for-50 through the common Monmouth Park meet.
“We couldn’t be happier about the best way issues have gone at Monmouth Park this yr,” Ward mentioned. “After this meet ends (Oct. 24) we will go to Churchill Downs for 2 months after which to Oaklawn by means of April after which we’ll be again right here.
“It has been incredible. It is a protected monitor. You get every kind of climate and the monitor was at all times protected. It has been a pleasure to coach and race right here this yr.”
Ward was assigned 27 horses for Monmouth Park this yr, and mentioned the aim is to develop these numbers for subsequent season.
“We’re making an attempt to construct issues up, so we intend to have much more horses after we come again right here subsequent yr. We hope subsequent yr is even higher right here,” he mentioned, “All I can inform you is that we’re very happy with all the operation right here. Jerry may be very pleased. So we hope to maintain coming again and preserve this as a part of our common routine yearly.
Ward had not been to Monmouth Park since 1991, when he was an assistant to Frankel and Marquetry received the Philip H. Iselin Stakes that yr.
The ultimate week of the Thoroughbred season in New Jersey kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 21, with a nine-race card that options 5 turf races. Publish time is 12:50 p.m. ET.
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