03/31/2014 7:09PM

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.