trainer milestones

Diodoro Joins Vance, Norman And Asmussen In Oaklawn’s 50-Win Club

Robertino Diodoro became the fourth trainer in Oaklawn history with 50 meet victories when Freedom Hill ($7.40) won Thursday’s second race at the Hot Springs, Ark., track under defending riding champion David Cohen. Freedom Hill represented the meet-best 50th victory for Diodoro, who is averaging nearly a win per day during the 57-day season that […]

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Linda Rice Gets 2,000th Career Win In Rego Park Stakes At Aqueduct

Trainer Linda Rice secured her 2,000th career win when Alpha Delta Stables homebred Scilly Cay rolled to victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Rego Park at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. Rice, who leads all trainers at the Big A Winter meet with 23 wins, joined Kim Hammond (2,280) and Kathleen O’Connell (2,127) as the only […]

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Stidham Hits 2,000-Win Milestone On Tampa Bay Downs Opening Day

Thoroughbred trainer Michael Stidham achieved a career milestone in dramatic fashion on Wednesday’s opening day card at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.,, earning his 2,000th victory with 4-year-old colt Lem Me Tel Ya in the eighth race. After taking the lead in the stretch of the 6 ½-furlong claiming event under jockey Pablo Morales, […]

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With 3,000 Wins In 10 Years, Broberg Looking To Upgrade, Expand Horizons

Karl Broberg was not at Sam Houston Race Park when Sarge’s Daughter won Friday’s seventh race under Deshawn Parker, giving the Illinois native his 3,000th career victory since taking out a trainer’s license late in 2009. Broberg was at his home in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he manages the multi-division stable that won 509 races in […]

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Kathleen O’Connell Scores Career Win No. 2,000 At Delaware Park

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell notched career victory 2,000 at Delaware Park on Wednesday.  The milestone win came in the sixth race when Charlie Runion’s homebred Wishful Quality won her debut by a head in a $34,000 maiden event. The 2-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Exclusive Quality was ridden by Hector Rafael Diaz, Jr. and returned $53.80 as […]

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Mike Lauer Reaches 1,000-Win Career Milestone At Indiana Grand

It was evident that Saturday’s third race at Indiana Grand was a little different. Track announcer Bill Downes’ voice got very animated in the final strides of the race as it became clear that Miracles Take Time and jockey Declan Cannon were going to record the victory. The race was a special moment for trainer […]

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Jason Servis Scores 1,000th Victory Sunday At Gulfstream

Trainer Jason Servis notched his 1000th career win Sunday at Gulfstream Park, reaching the milestone with Meant Tobe Mine in the ninth race. The 61-year-old native of Charles Town, WV was not present to witness Meant Tobe Mine’s win, but he has been a frequent visitor to winner’s circles since the day in March 2002 that he saddled […]

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Elite Club: Asmussen Becomes Just Third Trainer To Win 600 Races At Churchill Downs

Steve Asmussen became only the third trainer in Churchill Downs history to saddle 600 winners at the home of the Kentucky Derby when the Hall of Fame horseman won Friday’s second race with 2-year-old filly She’s a Julie. Asmussen, 51, only trails fellow Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott (700) and Louisville native Dale Romans […]

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For Eppler, ‘Doing Right By The Horses’ Finally Pays Off

Mary Eppler heard so many discouraging voices when she began operating as one of the few female trainers on the Maryland circuit in 1980. Her parents, Katherine and Bill, warned that she would congregate with “riffraff” and thought the backside was hardly the place for a college-educated woman. She believes most of her six siblings […]

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