Injunction granted in Hollendorfer case

Posted: July 26, 2019

A California Superior Court judge in San Diego has granted an injunction in a case related to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s denial of stalls for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer one day after issuing a preliminary injunction.

The plaintiffs in the case were Hollendorfer and the California Thoroughbred Trainers. Hollendorfer earlier was asked to remove his horses from the grounds of Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields—two tracks owned by The Stronach Group—and soon after the New York Racing Association reversed a decision to give Hollendorfer stalls at Saratoga Race Course.

In published reports, Del Mar indicated Hollendorfer was denied stalls because of negative public relations.

“Plaintiffs have submitted sufficient evidence for the court to conclude Mr. Hollendorfer will suffer irreparable harm if an injunction is not issued,” said the tentative ruling issued by Judge Ronald Frazier.

A hearing on the matter July 26 in San Diego resulted in the judge upholding his preliminary findings.

The preliminary injunction order is available here.

An updated story from Thoroughbred Daily News is available here.