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Jerry Hollendorfer

Trainer

Jerry Hollendorfer has saddled over 6000 winners and entered racing’s Hall Of Fame in 2011 honoring his long and illustrious career. Known for his hard work and dedication he claims horse racing is also his hobby. In 2010 he trained champion Blind Luck who also joined Lite Light and Pike Place Dancer on his roster of Kentucky Oaks winners. Other top runners include , Dakota Phone, King Glorious, Event of the Year, Tuscan Evening, Heatseeker and Chocolate Candy.

Halo Farms (Ted Aroney) or Jerry Hollendorfer

Owner

Halo Farms is headed by Ted Aroney who grew up a racing fan in Southern California and has been involved in horse ownership for 50 years. Soem of his top horses include Breeders Cup winner Dakota Phone, King Glorious and Evita Argentina.  Jerry Hollendorfer has saddled over 6000 winners and entered racing’s Hall Of Fame in 2011 honoring his long and illustrious career. Known for his hard work and dedication he claims horse racing is also his hobby.  In 2010 he trained champion Blind Luck who also joined Lite Light and Pike Place Dancer on his roster of Kentucky Oaks winners. Other top runners include , Dakota Phone, King Glorious, Event of the Year, Tuscan Evening, Heatseeker and Chocolate Candy.

Pedigree

Hear the Ghost's sire, and his maternal grandsire, had plenty of speed, but both carried it 1 1/4 miles.

He is by Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, who wired the 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic at Lone Star Park in a track (and stakes) record time of 1:59 -- proving that he had the same brilliance at 1 1/4 miles that he had shown over shorter trips. His other major victories include the one-mile Metropolitan Handicap, the 1 1/8-mile Woodward and the Philip H. Iselin, and the 6 1/2-furlong Vosburgh.

Ghostzapper, himself a son of 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic star Awesome Again, has sired runners with a variety of aptitudes. Progeny like Contested and Pacific Ocean inherited his speed, while others -- like classy Canadian Hunter's Bay and turf marathoner Mystical Star -- have won at the classic distance. Ghostzapper is also responsible for synthetic specialist Stately Victor, the 2010 Blue Grass hero who was eighth in that year's Kentucky Derby; Better Lucky, who beat older rivals in last fall's Matriarch on turf; and Arena Elvira, a five-time stakes winner at 1 1/8 miles.

Hear the Ghost is out of Rehear, who won once from six starts, all in sprints. Her first four runners were likewise sprinters, but they were sired by speed-oriented stallions. Hear the Ghost's most notable half-siblings are Mani Bhavan, winner of the 2008 Spinaway and Adirondack, and the twice stakes-placed Dattt Echo.

Rehear is by the royally-bred Coronado's Quest, who garnered major races from 6 1/2 furlongs up to the 1 1/4-mile Travers. His best performer, Society Selection, demonstrated a similar range when turning the Test/ Alabama double in 2004. Coronado's Quest's daughters have produced the likes of Kodiak Kowboy, Canada's champion two-year-old male of 2007 and the United States' champion male sprinter of 2009; Grand Adventure, the Canadian champion turf horse of 2010; Soldat; and Boys at Tosconova.

Hear the Ghost descends from the same female line as Canadian champion two-year-old filly Silken Cat, the dam of 2004 champion sprinter and noted sire Speightstown.

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