Trainer Stephen A. DiMauro, Backstretch Community Advocate, Dies At 87

by | 05.22.2020 | 5:57pm

Trainer Stephen A. DiMauro died earlier this week at the age of 87, according to his son, Stephen L. DiMauro.

According to the Daily Racing Form, DiMauro had been a jockey, a trainer, and a breeder in his many decades on the racetrack on the East Coast. He was best known as the trainer of Eclipse Award winners Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, and Wajima. DiMauro was himself the winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 1975.

DiMauro retired in 2002, having saddled winners of 1,159 races and earners of $23.2 million.

DiMauro was also known as an advocate for backstretch workers in New York, where he was on the board of directors for the New York Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, New York Breeding Fund, and New York Backstretch Pension Fund.

Read more at Daily Racing Form

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