01/16/2017 2:56PM

Services on Wednesday for Glenn DiSanto


OZONE PARK, N.Y. – A service will be held Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for longtime New York horseman Glenn DiSanto, who died Saturday after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 62.

The service will be held at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. There will also be a memorial service held in August at Saratoga for DiSanto, who hailed from upstate New York.

DiSanto was involved in New York racing for three decades and was known as one of the nicest horsemen on the backstretch. According to Equibase, DiSanto began training in 1991. He won 49 races from 1,022 starters, and his horses earned $2,495,710. The last starter to run under his name, Quick on the Draw, a 3-year-old daughter of Posse, finished second at odds of 19-1 in a New York-bred maiden special weight race at Aqueduct on Jan. 2. His other horse was Adirondack Dream, a 4-year-old gelding by Posse.

Kevin Bond, son of trainer James Bond, was taking care of DiSanto’s horses the last few months at Belmont Park.

James Bond was one of DiSanto’s closest friends on the track. The two were always among the earliest trainers to stable at Saratoga when the Oklahoma training track opened in April. Bond and his son visited DiSanto on Friday.

“We lost a really nice person,” James Bond said Sunday. “The world has a lot of greedy, rotten people, but he would always ask you how you were doing. He never said anything negative about anyone, just always had a smile on his face. He was a good New York trainer who didn’t get the accolades or horses he should have gotten.”