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‘Don’t Think I’ve Ever Been This Stressed’: Trainers Already Hanging By A Thread

Although most of the country is only a few weeks into closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the racing industry is already hurting badly, according to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Officials and horsemen at Canterbury Park, which is scheduled to begin its meet mid-May, have watched the turn of events at other […]

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Team Atras And Barn Mascot Gilbert Chasing GOAT Status In New York

Trainer Rob Atras hung his shingle out during last year’s winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack and has seen his stable grow to 34 horses strong. He currently sits third in the Big A trainer standings with 16 wins from 51 starts. The Winnipeg native, formerly an assistant to Robertino Diodoro, launched a then modest eight-horse […]

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Diodoro, Caldwell Praise Oaklawn’s Decision To Keep Running

Two high-profile horsemen praised Oaklawn for its decision to continue live racing as venues across the country close because of COVID-19. Keeneland has canceled its spring race meeting (April 2-24), Turf Paradise in Phoenix has canceled the remainder of its race meeting – it was scheduled to run through May 3 – and Sunland Park […]

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Winner Of His Last Three Starts, Pioneer Spirit Takes Aim On Monday’s Razorback

After chipping away at his hefty claim price, Pioneer Spirit can blast his connections into the black with a strong performance in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles Monday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Razorback, the eighth of 10 races, is 4:09 p.m. (Central). The Razorback has […]

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Sam Houston’s 2020 Race Meet Kicks Off On January 10

Sam Houston Race Park will conduct its 26th live racing season with Thoroughbred racing commencing on Friday, January 10. The 39-day meet will continue through Saturday, March 28. The draw for opening night took place on Friday, January 3 and ten races will be run, including one on the highly regarded Connally Turf Course. The […]

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Oaklawn Park: Trainer Diodoro Pushes For Rare Win Total In 2020

Trainer Robertino Diodoro has increased his win total every year at Oaklawn since he began wintering in Hot Springs in 2015 and another bump for the 2020 meet that begins Jan. 24 would likely put the trainer in select company. The late Cole Norman, Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen and David Vance are the only […]

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Stephen’s Answer Hangs On Late In Delta Mile

Delta Downs’ featured race on Saturday night was the $100,000 Delta Mile Stakes and Empire Racing Stables, LLC’s Stephen’s Answer won a thriller with jockey Quincy Hamilton in the saddle for trainer Robertino Diodoro. After scoring two easy wins against lesser competition earlier in the season, Stephen’s Answer looked to notch a big stakes win […]

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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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