Diodoro Reaches 1,000th Win at Turf Paradise
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 3/31/2014 9:31:46 PM
Last Updated: 4/1/2014 1:06:25 PM

Robertino Diodoro enjoys win number 1,000.
Photo: Coady Photography

Robertino Diodoro, Turf Paradise's winningest trainer, enjoyed a banner day March 31 when achieving his 1,000th milestone victory on a five-win day.

Entering the day just three wins shy of the magic mark, Diodoro wasted no time winning the first race with Meter Me Gone. Diodoro then followed with consecutive wins in the fifth and sixth races with Yes It's Snowing and Tribaltique, respectively. Six-time leading rider Scott Stevens was aboard Tribaltique for the 1,000th win. Diodoro also won the eight and ninth races with Choo Choo and Starry Shark.
 
Diodoro became Turf Paradise's winningest trainer this weekend when sending out Apply to an emphatic 10 1/4-length romp in the fifth race, a one-mile claiming event, March 29. One race prior to that, he saddled L. A. Weekend to capture the Coyote Handicap.
 
"Considering all the good trainers that have come before me, I consider it an accomplishment," Diodoro, 40, said of the record. A native of Calgary, Alberta, he now resides in Phoenix. 
 
Improving on that number Diodoro now has 111 wins with 24 days still remaining in the race meet.
 
Since taking out his training license in 1995, Diodoro's runners have also posted 897 seconds and 757 thirds. Overall, his 5,954 runners have amassed purse earnings of more than $11.9 million.


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