William H. 'Wolf' Wolfendale III, a winner of nearly 1,700 races in a training career that dated to the mid-1960s and was spent primarily in Maryland, died Monday at his home. He was 74. Best known and well-respected for his magnanimous nature and his work with cheaper claiming horses, Wolfendale was a stakes-winning trainer who also ran a small farm and found work as a jockey agent, groom and horse van driver in later years. The 3-year-old gelding Uncle Paul, Wolfendale's most recent starter, ran sixth in a maiden claimer March 1 at Laurel, just the trainer's third race of 2019. Wolfendale earned the 1,670th and last victory of his career with El Grillo in a 7-furlong claiming event March 16, 2018 at Laurel. He also had 1,777 seconds and 1,627 thirds and more than $6.8 million in purse earnings from 11,926 career starts.