Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is soldiering on in his legal fight to be allowed to enter horses at racetracks owned by The Stronach Group. Thoroughbred Daily News reported Monday that Hollendorfer has filed a motion for preliminary injunction in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeking the ability to enter horses at the upcoming Santa Anita meet.
According to the TDN, Hollendorfer’s filing indicates he isn’t interested in acquiring stabling, as he is based at Los Alamitos and plans to continue training from there. His motion suggests that track ownership is attempting to bypass the power granted to the California Horse Racing Board by making an illegal determination about whether or not he can enter horses at one of its racetracks.
The argument is similar to one he has made in other pending cases against Del Mar and Golden Gate Fields ownership in other county courts. He has not so far been successful in those cases, but they remain ongoing.
Hollendorfer has been scrapping with California track ownership since September 2019. Stronach Group officials noted at the time they had concerns about safety and welfare practices in his barn. The current filing claims two key veterinarians have since admitted they had not based their opinions on first-hand knowledge.
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