'Forced to move,' Hollendorfer sending horses to Oaklawn Park

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With nonetheless no solution to race or educate at Santa Anita Park, Corridor of Status instructor Jerry Hollendorfer mentioned Monday that he plans to shift operations to Oaklawn Park for its upcoming meet.

Hollendorfer, an established stalwart of California racing, was once barred from each Santa Anita and Golden Gate via The Stronach Staff final June following the loss of life of 4 horses in his care at Santa Anita over an roughly six-month span. There was once additionally a loss of life at Golden Gate throughout that point. Hollendorfer has due to this fact been stabled and racing at Del Mar and Los Alamitos, or working horses within the title of assistant instructor Dan Ward when wanted, such because the Santa Anita fall meet and within the fresh Breeders’ Cup.

Then again, upon the final touch of the two-week Los Alamitos meet on Dec. 15, California racing for the following six months will likely be performed solely at Santa Anita and Golden Gate. In consequence, Hollendorfer regarded somewhere else to habits trade.

“I’m being compelled to transport,” Hollendorfer mentioned. “I don’t actually need to go away, however Santa Anita doesn’t need me to run on the meet. I needed to get illustration and we’ll see how issues figure out with that. However for now we’re indisputably dedicated to taking 25 horses to Oaklawn Park it doesn’t matter what else occurs.”

Amongst the ones heading to Oaklawn for Hollendorfer would be the spectacular debut winner Historical Warrior. The son of red-hot freshman sire Charter beat Del Mar maidens via four ¼ lengths on Nov. 23 whilst clocking six furlongs in a swift 1:09.72.

“I’m making an attempt to think about a excellent plan for him,” Hollendorfer mentioned. “I don’t need to run him again too quickly, however then again if we had some other race in him possibly shall we run him within the Smarty Jones (going one mile on Jan. 24.) It will be great if shall we do this. So the query could be will we educate as much as that race with just one dash, or will we search for one thing earlier than?”

Historical Warrior is a homebred for California-based breeder Al Graziani. The verdict via Graziani to ship his mare Wellington Good looks to an unproven first-year sire like Charter has proved a shrewd determination. The WinStar Farm stallion has sired 22 winners and 4 graded stakes winners in his first crop together with Tiz the Regulation, Independence Corridor and the filly Amalfi Daybreak.

“You take a possibility while you cross to those new stallions,” Hollendorfer mentioned. “But when they hit, like Charter has, you’ll be able to definitely do really well.”

Hollendorfer stays hopeful that finally issues will likely be labored out with The Stronach Staff. However till then, it is going to be directly to Oaklawn Park.

“I don’t just like the phrase frustration, so I’m now not pissed off,” Holledorfer mentioned. “However I’ve issues and I’m coping with my issues, head on, the most efficient I will. That’s the way in which lifestyles is.”

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