ARCADIA, Calif., Mar. 21, 2014 - The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has announced the winners of its 2013 statistical awards for leading California owners. Hronis Racing, LLC was leading owner in purse money won in California last year; the partnership of Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro led all owners by number of wins for the second consecutive year; and Glen Hill Farm took the leading owner award for California stakes wins. Brian Decker was selected as Rookie of the Year.
Hronis Racing runners earned a total of $1,976,632 in California last year, including five stakes wins. Top earners were Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap winner Vagabond Shoes, Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap winner Lady of Shamrock, Rising Legend, winner of the Oceanside Stakes, Sky High Gal, and Iotapa.
Hollendorfer and Todaro won a remarkable 38 races from 125 starts in California last year for total purse earnings of $1,033,195. Their leading earners were Lady of Fifty, winner of the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes, and Zeewat, winner of the California Derby and Damascus Stakes.
Glen Hill Farm recorded 11 stakes wins in California for a total of $1,185,000. Their stakes winners were Marketing Mix, winner of the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes and Grade 3 Sunset Handicap, Wishing Gate, winner of the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap and Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes, Ponchatrain, winner of the Grade 3 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes and Unzip Me Stakes, Customer Base, winner of the Grade 3 Robert J. Frankel and Lucie Manet stakes, Global View, winner of the Grade 3 Generous Stakes, and La Puente Stakes winner Procurement.
Decker, who formed Star Stables with two buddies whose 8-year-old sons played on his son's baseball team, had 16 starts for earnings of $102,085. They campaigned Magestic Stinger, Big Wags, Iron Joe T. and Lovemeister in 2013.
All winners will be recognized at TOC's Annual Meeting at Del Mar Racetrack on Saturday, August 23rd.