ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2015) -- Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won the 7,000th race of his career when Kiss N Scat, who he co-owns with Steve Taub and George Todaro, won the first race at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 26.
Hollendorfer is now third on the all-time list of trainers by wins behind the late Dale Baird and Steve Asmussen.
Kiss N Scat, a 2-year-old Scat Daddy filly, easily captured an entry-level allowance race to kick off the card at the Northern California track. She won the one-mile race by 13 lengths under jockey Ricardo Gonzalez and paid $2.20 to win as the heavy favorite.
"I'm very grateful to be able to do something like this," Hollendorfer said by telephone from Del Mar. "I've had a lot of good people help me. I want to thank the horses, the owners, and the help I've had. All of my staff, including (my wife) Janet, have done such a good job. They're the people who do most of the work."