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Diodoro Hits Seven Figures In Purse Earnings, Enjoying ‘Best Meet’ At Oaklawn

Robertino Diodoro became the second trainer at Oaklawn Park’s horse racing meet to reach $1 million in purse earnings March 29, the 37th day of the scheduled 57-day meeting. Diodoro, whose main client in runaway leading owner M and M Racing (Mike and Mickala Sisk), entered Thursday with $1,100,345 in purse earnings and 28 victories to […]

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Diodoro ‘Not Settling For Mediocrity’ At Oaklawn Park

Trainer Robertino Diodoro saddled four winners Friday at Oaklawn Park, including three for leading owner M and M Racing (Mike and Mickala Sisk). Diodoro won the second race with favored It Is Dejavu ($2.60), fourth race with favored Powerful Thirst ($6.60), fifth race with favored Fault Line ($3) and the ninth race with favored Industrialist […]

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Owner Fined $2,500 At Oaklawn Park After Winning $30,000 Purse With Ineligible Horse

Things in racing don’t always make sense. Consider the following: Stewards at Oaklawn Park have denied a protest from trainer Robertino Diodoro challenging the eligibility of Danny Caldwell’s Chris and Dave, winner of the seventh race at the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack on Feb. 23. In denying the protest, the stewards acknowledged that Chris and […]

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Oaklawn Stewards Investigating Whether Ineligible Horse Won Race

Stewards at Oaklawn Park are investigating whether an ineligible horse won Saturday’s seventh race at the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack. Chris and Dave, owned by Danny Caldwell and trained by Federico Villafranco, won the starter allowance by 2 ¼ lengths under Ricardo Santana Jr., but on Sunday morning stewards received a protest on the race […]

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Nanoosh, Getting ‘Better And Better,’ Faces Biggest Test in Razorback

Nanoosh has never lost in three starts for trainer Robertino Diodoro, but colt’s biggest test yet comes in Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Bred and co-owned by Zayat Stables LLC, Nanoosh will be making his first start since winning the $250,000 […]

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Young Trainer Atras ‘Hit The Ground Running’ At Aqueduct’s Winter Meet

As Daria’s Angel walked circles in the paddock ahead of Saturday’s opening race at Aqueduct Racetrack, 34-year-old conditioner Rob Atras, clad in an Assiniboia Downs jacket and New York Yankees cap, watched with crossed arms and a focused eye. The Winnipeg native, formerly an assistant to Robertino Diodoro, made the decision to go out on […]

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David Cohen, Agent Castle ‘So Excited’ For Return To Oaklawn Park

Riders for agent Bill Castle swept Saturday’s late daily double at Oaklawn Park, with David Cohen winning the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes aboard Power Gal for trainer Mark Casse and Orlando Mojica taking the nightcap aboard Lighthawk for trainer Ron Moquett. Through Saturday, the fifth day of the scheduled 57-day meeting, Cohen is tied for […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘You’ve Got To Have Dreams’

There are times when Niccolo Troiani and his girlfriend, Danni Griggs, feel as though they are foreigners in their native land as they work for accomplished trainer Robertino Diodoro. They have looked after horses at Turf Paradise, Oaklawn Park, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Saratoga Race Course and Delta Downs – their current home – in the […]

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Sky Promise Wins Final Running Of Canadian Derby At Northlands Park

The 89th and final Canadian Derby at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino capped off a tremendous day of Thoroughbred horse racing with an amazing win by Sky Promise ridden by Rico Walcott. Sky Promise held off a late running Day Raider to earn top spot and $120,000 of the $200,000 derby purse. Sky Promise will go […]

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‘Good Crew’ Helping Diodoro In Battle For Leading Trainer At Oaklawn Park

The top of the trainer standings at Oaklawn is like a map of the stable area. Immediately south of trainer Robertino Diodoro is the barn of Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen. Just to the northwest of Diodoro’s barn is the barn of Brad Cox, a rising star in the industry. “They’ve got us pinned in here,” Diodoro […]

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