03/31/2014 8:09PM

Turf Paradise: Diodoro gets 1,000th win as trainer


Saddling four winners on a card is big enough, but it made for an even more significant day for trainer Robertino Diodoro at Turf Paradise on Monday, as he notched his 1,000th career Thoroughbred training win.

Diodoro, 40, entered Monday three wins shy of the plateau. He wasted no time as he won the opener with Meter Me Gone ($5.40). He only waited a couple of hours to hit the mark, winning the fifth with Yes It’s Snowing ($4) and then notching win No. 1,000 with Tribaltique ($4) in race 6.

He wasn't done. He won the nightcap (race 8) with Choo Choo Charlie ($7.20).

Diodoro, of Calgary, Alberta, posted his first win at Northlands Park. “I don’t remember the year,” he joked, “but I remember the horse – Manchu Prince.”

Diodoro is the leading trainer for the meet. Through Monday, he sits at 109 wins for the meet, establishing a record. He broke the previous mark of 104 last Saturday. He still has 24 days remaining in the meet to pad his mark.

Rick Baldwin More than 1 year ago
Todd Pletcher must be hearing footsteps.
bbollhagen More than 1 year ago
Congrats, to him. Not only is he dominating at TuP but he is really coming into his own at SA. He got to be at least 20-25%, and that's hard to do for a trainer to move or expand his stable to a new track and hit at such a high number after only running there for a few years. I mean look at some of the other new trained trying to win at the great race place. For the most part they are unsuccessful and return home. He also has improved dramatically with first timers.