Trainer Goldberg Registers 1,000th Victory

Milestone win comes via disqualification at Parx Racing April 24.

Trainer Alan Goldberg gained the 1,000th victory of his career April 24 when Blown Save was put up via disqualification at Philadelphia's Parx Racing.

The 62-year-old native of Philadelphia registered his milestone win for his longtime client, Richard Santulli. The victory came in a one-mile starter allowance on the main track. Blown Save, the even-money favorite in a field of seven, was ridden by Stewart Elliot.

Stewards ruled that original winner My Nicky drifted out in deep stretch and bumped Blown Save into a third horse, Hampton Baya Sun, thereby impeding both horses. My Nicky, who won the race by a neck over Blown Save, was disqualified and placed third.

Goldberg began his career as an assistant to Walter Kelley in New York in the 1970s and earned his first victory on his own in 1980, according to Equibase. He is best known for training Hall of Fame member Safely Kept for Barry Weisbord and Santulli’s Jayeff B. Stable.

Safely Kept won an Eclipse Award as champion sprinter in 1989 and the following year captured the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Safely Kept won 24 of 31 starts, including 12 graded stakes, and earned more than $2.1 million.

A resident of Oakhurst N.J., Goldberg trains about 50 horses at the Colts Neck Stables in Colts Neck, N.J., and ships to various tracks to race, mainly on the Eastern seaboard.

Other stakes winners Goldberg has trained include Jules, Cat Chat, Runspastum, Awfully Smart, Strike a Deal, Social Queen, and Straight Story.

His best year by purse earnings came in 2008 when horses he trained won more than $2 million. In all, his horses have earned more than $30 million.