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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.

Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams

Owner

Larry and Marianne Williams live in Boise, Idaho. In 1979, he founded the Idaho Timber Corporation which grew into one of the top 10 private corporations in Idaho and operates facilities in eight other states. The Williams own Tree Top Ranches in Idaho and Oregon, where they raise cattle and horses.

Pedigree

Tamarando is by Bertrando, the champion older male of 1993 and a successful sire in California.

Bertrando bankrolled more than $3.1 million while winning or placing in a total of 16 stakes. Like Tamarando, he captured the Del Mar Futurity, and he went on to prevail in such major contests as the Norfolk, San Felipe, San Fernando, Pacific Classic, Woodward and Goodwood. 

A representative of the Man o'War sire line like Tiznow, Bertrando is responsible for 2001 Champagne and Del Mar Futurity hero Officer; Grade 1-winning turf miler Karelian; and Unfurl the Flag and Bilo, the winners of the Triple Bend in 2005 and 2007, respectively.

Tamarando is the fourth runner, and stakes performer, produced by the Grade 3-placed Tamarack Bay. Runner-up by just a neck in the 2002 Santa Ysabel, Tamarack Bay placed in four other stakes and earned $218,965 from a record of 29-3-10-4. She is responsible for multiple stakes winner Luckarack; U'narack, victorious in the August 2 Real Good Deal; and stakes-placed Tamarack Smarty.

Tamarack Bay is by Dehere, the champion two-year-old colt of 1993 after sweeping the Sanford, Saratoga Special, Hopeful and Champagne. The Deputy Minister stallion has sired multiple Grade 1 star Take Charge Lady (dam of 2013 Travers winner Will Take Charge and 2012 Florida Derby victor Take Charge Indy) and Australian stand-outs Belle du Jour, Defier, Dear Demi and Bollinger (dam of 2009 Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire, a troubled 18th as the Kentucky Derby favorite).

Other Dehere daughters have produced sprint champ Midnight Lute; multiple Australian Group 1 scorers Forensics and Rebel Raider; 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf vixen More Than Real; and 2013 Donn hero Graydar.

Tamarando descends from the productive family of multiple Grade 2-winning sire Event of the Year; Half a Year, successful in the 1987 St James's Palace at Royal Ascot; 1993 Del Mar Futurity scorer Winning Pact; 2012 Spinaway vixen So Many Ways; and 2013 star juvenile No Nay Never, unbeaten winner of the Norfolk at Royal Ascot and Prix Morny at Deauville.

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California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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