Born: Oct. 2, 1973
Record at Oaklawn
Total Wins: 62 | Stakes Wins: 5
- The Canadian-born trainer made a huge splash in his first season at Oaklawn in 2015 and was equally successful in ’16 and ’17. He was Oaklawn’s second-leading trainer in 2017 (31 victories), capped by Inside Straight’s upset in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2). Diodoro tied for fifth in 2016 with 22 victories, including four consecutive with Subtle Indian, who won the $100,000 Hot Springs and $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3).
- Diodoro recorded his first career Oaklawn stakes victory in 2015 when Subtle Indian won the $100,000 Gazebo Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters. Overall, Diodoro has won 27 percent of his Oaklawn starts (62 of 226).
- He was North America’s fifth-winningest trainer in 2014 with 243 victories and was seventh in 2015 with 190. He also edged perennial Canterbury champion Mac Robertson for the training title at the Minnesota track in 2014 and repeated in 2015.
- In addition to Oaklawn, also keeps horses in New York, at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, where he resides, and Santa Anita in the winter.
- Diodoro, who comes from a racing family, began training in 1995. His grandfather trained and Diodoro took over the one-horse operation in the mid-1990s.