Hollendorfer inducted into Racing Hall of Fame

August 12, 2011 - 2:15 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, closing in on 6,000 wins, and champion fillies Open Mind, Safely Kept and Sky Beauty have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

Hollendorfer, long dominant among northern California trainers, was joined in the hall by three 19th century racing figures, jockey Shelby Barnes, trainer Matthew Byrnes and the champion horse Duke of Magenta.

The 65-year-old Hollendorfer delivered an emotional acceptance speech Friday while recognizing his wife, Janet, who has battled cancer since 2009, and those who have played pivotal roles in his career.

Hollendorfer has won training titles at every major Bay Area meeting from 1986-2008.