03/30/2014 1:03PM

Turf Paradise: Trainer Diodoro sets track record for wins at a meet


It was nice enough for trainer Robertino Diodoro that his star sprinter L. A. Weekend easily captured the Coyote Handicap at Turf Paradise on Saturday. But the cherry on top was that the win gave him 104 for the current meet at the Phoenix track, tying the record for the most wins in a meet there.

And only about 20 minutes later in the next race, the record was his, as his Apply stormed home to give him meet victory No. 105.

"Considering all the good trainers who have come here before me, I consider it an accomplishment," said Diodoro, 40. "I want my 1,000th win [his total was at 997 Thoroughbred wins through Saturday] to take place here since I now call Phoenix home."

He also has a stable in Southern California.