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John O. Hertler

John Hertler
Occupation Trainer
Birthplace Ridgewood, New York,
United States
Birth date September 17, 1950
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Evan Shipman Handicap (1984)
Forego Handicap (1984)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1984)
Marlboro Cup (1984)
Whitney Handicap (1984)
Woodward Stakes (1984)
Hollywood Derby (1985)
Royal Heroine Stakes (1985)
Molson Export Challenge (1988)
Hill Prince Stakes (1989)
Saranac Stakes (1989)
La Prevoyante Handicap (1990)
Sport Page Handicap (1994)
Sleepy Hollow Stakes (1996)
Ashley T. Cole Handicap (1999, 2006)
Hollie Hughes Handicap (1999, 2000, 2002)
True North Handicap (1999)
Fall Highweight Handicap (2000)
Mount Vernon Handicap (2005)
Union Avenue Stakes (2005)
Significant horses
Ballindaggin, Slew o'Gold

John O. Hertler (born September 17, 1950 in Ridgewood, Queens) is an American Thoroughbred horse trainer.

He was fifteen years old when he began working for Hall of Fame trainer Phil Johnson with whom he remained for thirteen years. In 1978 he went out on his own, training horses he purchased as well as for others.

John Hertler trained Ballindaggin, who won the inaugural running of the Molson Export Challenge (Woodbine Mile) in 1988 and Slew the Dragon who won the 1988 Hollywood Derby. He has twice won the Ashley T. Cole Handicap in 1999 and 2006. However, he is best known as the trainer of the Eclipse Award winner and Hall of Fame colt, Slew o'Gold.



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