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Page 10 The Cloverdale Reveille July 25, 2019 www.cJoverdaJereveiJJe,com By Brad Schmaltz Sonoma West Staff Jerry Hollendorfer has been to thoroughbred racing in Northern California what the Golden State Warriors recently have been to the NBA: the goM standard. But Hollendorfer, 73, has seen his image tarnished in recent weeks after being booted out of Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields and Del Mar in California and all New York Racing Association tracks. The ban came after four of his horses were among the 30 that suffered catastrophic injuries during ~the six-week Santa Anita ~ l,meet. Among the four was ::: :Battle of Midway, third-place fihisher in the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Hollendorfer also lost two horses during the fall- winter meet at Golden Gate Fields. But when racing returns to the Sonoma County Fair this year, Hollendorfer's name is expected to be prevalent across the entry sheets. Racing will be featured at the fair Aug. 1 through 4 and 8 through 11. "I have no problem with him racing at Santa Rosa," said Bob Moreno, racing secretary at the fair. "He is not suspended or anything. Why are they doing this? I mean, the man is in the Hall of Fame. "He will have 20 horses stabled on the grounds. He usually runs about a dozen or so. So with the horses on the grounds I hope he runs more than that." HoUendorfer is one of just three trainers in history -- joining Dale Baird and Steve Asmussen-- with more than 7,000 wins and at one time owned consecutive training title streaks of 37 at Bay Meadows and 32 at Golden Gate. His horses have earned nearly $200 million in his 40- year career, which earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame in 2011. Some, such as Los Alamitos owner and chairman Edward Allred, feel Hollendorfer is a scapegoat for the situation that festered during the Santa Anita meet. Allred allowed Hollendorfer to compete during the recent three-week meet at Los Alamitos, and issued the following statement at the time: "Los Alamitos will gladly provide stalls to Jerry Hollendorfer, a Hall of Fame trainer and an unexcelled horseman. Unless forbidden by the California Horse Racing Board, we intend to permit entries from Hollendorfer. We do not feel he should be a scapegoat for a problem which derives from a number of factors." There were no breakdowns by any of Hollendorfer's horses -- or any horses for that matter -- during the three weeks, said Moreno, who was also racing secretary for the Los Alamitos meet. Santa Rosa is not impervious from the problem of horse fatalities. Statistically -- in figures compiled in the Jockey Club's Equine Injury Database -- Santa Rosa actually ranks among the worst tracks in North America in terms of safety. Of 26 tracks listed, last year Santa Rosa was third in horse racing fatalities per 1,000 starters with 2.43 behind Hawthorne in Illinois (2.99) and Churchill Downs (2.7), site of the Kentucky Derby. In 2017 Santa Rosa was fourth at 1.93 behind Delaware Park (2.92), Remington Park in Oklahoma :: CitY99) (2.22), and Hawthorne : : (1" In 2016, Santa Rosa topped pro; : the list at 3.37 deaths per 1,000 iday, Aug 2 at 2:15 p:m, starters. Santa Anita was Saturday, Aug, 3 at 1:15 second at 2.83. Of course the sample size at Santa Rosa is much Thursday, Augi8 at 1:15 : smaller. With only about 500 pro: : : horses running each year Fridayi Aug 9 at 2:15 pim compared to several thousand Sa dayi Aug: l0 at 1:15 at the major tracks, any Pimi : fatality will be significant in S day, Aug il at 1:15 the numbers. But, fellow California fair *Race program: : tracks Ferndale and Fresno mctudes the $50; had zero fatalities listed in the Luther:Burbank Handicap three years, and Sacramento for and mares had none in 2017 and 2018 and ye s-old and up going 1 2.37 per thousand starters in and 1/16 miles on the turf. 2016. The race program also "We have had a couple the includes the $50,000 last few years," Moreno said. Robert Dupret Derby for "I have told people that horses 3-year-olds go~ land can run on cotton and still 1/16 miles on the turf. break down." @cloverdalereveille #MyNewspaper WINDSOR HEALDSBURG Cremation Options starting at $1095 www. whcmortuary, corn MORTUARY Our family helping yours (707) 894-2222 SE HABLA ESPAKIOL By Greg Clementi Sports Editor High school basketball coaches have been preaching the virtues of a dedicated off- season program since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and little has changed over the years. The Cloverdale Eagles are no exception to the rule, nearing the end of a busy summer program that has featured two dozen games in addition to participation in a few competitive tournaments. Veteran head coach Pat Fitzgerald has overseen a schedule that has included two games per week in the Santa Rosa Junior College Summer League, while competing in Shootout tournaments at both Mendocino College and Windsor High School. "We get around 23 games for the off-season mainly against larger schools, and we're beating many of them," Fitzgerald reported. "It's good to challenge our players to play at a higher level and as the summer has progressed we've shown great improvement." Cloverdale is coming off a solid 15-11 campaign last winter, including a third place league mark of 9-5 and a trip to the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs. The Eagles graduated just three players from that squad, and expect to return a strong nucleus of veteran talent next season. The summer varsity roster features seniors Shayne Turner, Chuche Maciel, Spencer Hoover and Tyler Ruys, juniors Josh Lemley, Logan Axell and Adrian Gutierrez, and sophomores Dylan Moeller, Gabe Wlodarczk and Joe Faso. Although summer wins and losses take a backseat to hard work, team improvement and repetition, some aspects of the game remain the same. "I'm asking the boys to play hard, don't be out hustled by your opponent, push the ball in the open court and play together," Fitzgerald noted. "We have also put an emphasis on defense, which will be the key to our ultimate success." Photo Greg Clementi IN TIlE PAINT -- Junior center Josh Lemley, pictured here in the Windsor Shootout Tournament on July 14, has been a go-to player during a rigorous off-season basketball program for the Eagles this summer. : Jl IIIIJlll!! 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