Ralph Biamonte Notches 1,000th Win
Photo: Michael Burns
Ralph J. Biamonte celebrates win number 1,000 at Woodbine Oct. 25.

Canadian trainer Ralph J. Biamonte won his 1,000th race, when he sent out Citius to victory in the eighth race at Woodbine Oct. 25 (VIDEO).

Biamonte, 72, hails from Niagra Falls, Canada, and won his first race in 1985. Since then, he has captured stakes with 17 different horses on the Canadian circuit, including multiple black-type victor Feathers, who took the 2000 Bessarabian Handicap (Can-III) at Woodbine.

The trainer also saddled Citius to win the 2010 Frost King Stakes and the 2011 Bold Ruckus Stakes, both at Woodbine. In the 5-year-old son of Old Forrester's most recent effort, he came from off the pace to win by a head over King City at odds of 3-1. Citius completed the seven-furlong distance in 1:23.17.

Citius' victory in the claiming contest was his seventh in 28 starts. He has earned $436,761 for Biamonte, who co-owns the gelding with Danny Lococo. Biamonte bred Citius in Ontario from the Rizzi mare Ritta.

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