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Diane Balsamo

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Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 8 29 3.63 4 5 4 13.79% 44.83% $173,370 $5,978 $21,671
Turf 3 10 3.33 0 2 1 0% 30% $43,873 $4,387 $14,624
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 10 39 3.9 4 7 5 10.26% 41.03% $217,243 $5,570 $21,724
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $6,250 $6,250 $6,250
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 10 26 2.6 4 5 5 15.38% 53.85% $164,240 $6,317 $16,424
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 14 32 2.29 8 4 4 25% 50% $241,644 $7,551 $17,260
Turf 1 6 6 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,956 $493 $2,956
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 15 38 2.53 8 4 4 21.05% 42.11% $244,600 $6,437 $16,307
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 14 28 2 8 2 3 28.57% 46.43% $227,360 $8,120 $16,240
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 7 32 4.57 2 7 4 6.25% 40.63% $82,429 $2,576 $11,776
Turf 1 5 5 1 1 0 20% 40% $28,126 $5,625 $28,126
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 7 37 5.29 3 8 4 8.11% 40.54% $110,555 $2,988 $15,794
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 6 25 4.17 2 6 3 8% 44% $72,713 $2,909 $12,119
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 6 27 4.5 5 4 6 18.52% 55.56% $145,256 $5,380 $24,209
Turf 1 2 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $251 $126 $251
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 6 29 4.83 5 4 6 17.24% 51.72% $145,507 $5,017 $24,251
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 4 19 4.75 3 2 5 15.79% 52.63% $92,440 $4,865 $23,110
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 12 25 2.08 5 5 3 20% 52% $111,049 $4,442 $9,254
Turf 2 2 1 0 1 0 0% 50% $6,200 $3,100 $3,100
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 13 27 2.08 5 6 3 18.52% 51.85% $117,249 $4,343 $9,019
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 11 18 1.64 4 5 2 22.22% 61.11% $72,833 $4,046 $6,621
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 1 6 6 1 1 0 16.67% 33.33% $39,009 $6,502 $39,009
Turf 2 4 2 2 0 0 50% 50% $45,178 $11,295 $22,589
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 3 10 3.33 3 1 0 30% 40% $84,187 $8,419 $28,062
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 3 5 1.67 2 0 0 40% 40% $45,938 $9,188 $15,313
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 3 21 7 5 4 1 23.81% 47.62% $109,864 $5,232 $36,621
Turf 1 3 3 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,648 $883 $2,648
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 3 24 8 5 4 1 20.83% 41.67% $112,512 $4,688 $37,504
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $540 $540 $540
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 2 9 4.5 1 1 0 11.11% 22.22% $37,676 $4,186 $18,838
Turf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $196 $196 $196
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 2 10 5 1 1 0 10% 20% $37,872 $3,787 $18,936
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $300 $300 $300
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 16 43 2.69 3 9 4 6.98% 37.21% $151,313 $3,519 $9,457
Turf 11 21 1.91 3 4 0 14.29% 33.33% $96,062 $4,574 $8,733
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 22 64 2.91 6 13 4 9.38% 35.94% $247,375 $3,865 $11,244
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,999 $1,999 $1,999
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 14 25 1.79 4 4 1 16% 36% $93,779 $3,751 $6,699
First-time starters 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 7 23 3.29 3 3 4 13.04% 43.48% $82,096 $3,569 $11,728
Turf 2 5 2.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $3,765 $753 $1,883
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 7 28 4 3 3 4 10.71% 35.71% $85,861 $3,066 $12,266
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 6 25 4.17 3 3 2 12% 32% $77,431 $3,097 $12,905
First-time starters 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,230 $1,230 $1,230
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 2 10 5 1 2 1 10% 40% $16,400 $1,640 $8,200
Turf 1 6 6 0 1 1 0% 33.33% $13,466 $2,244 $13,466
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 2 16 8 1 3 2 6.25% 37.5% $29,866 $1,867 $14,933
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 2 15 7.5 1 3 2 6.67% 40% $29,636 $1,976 $14,818
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 8 43 5.38 2 0 4 4.65% 13.95% $36,646 $852 $4,581
Turf 2 4 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,720 $680 $1,360
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 8 47 5.88 2 0 4 4.26% 12.77% $39,366 $838 $4,921
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 3 10 3.33 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,170 $217 $723
First-time starters 2 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $182 $91 $91
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 7 47 6.71 3 3 6 6.38% 25.53% $127,252 $2,707 $18,179
Turf 2 9 4.5 0 1 1 0% 22.22% $21,910 $2,434 $10,955
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 8 56 7 3 4 7 5.36% 25% $149,162 $2,664 $18,645
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 3 10 3.33 2 0 1 20% 30% $37,005 $3,701 $12,335
First-time starters 2 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,460 $1,230 $1,230
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 5 28 5.6 2 3 4 7.14% 32.14% $69,380 $2,478 $13,876
Turf 2 10 5 0 1 1 0% 20% $11,730 $1,173 $5,865
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 5 38 7.6 2 4 5 5.26% 28.95% $81,110 $2,134 $16,222
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 2 4 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 2 9 4.5 0 1 2 0% 33.33% $13,150 $1,461 $6,575
First-time starters 4 4 0 1 0 0% 25% $4,230 $1,058 $1,058
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 2 14 7 1 0 2 7.14% 21.43% $20,835 $1,488 $10,418
Turf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 2 15 7.5 1 0 2 6.67% 20% $20,835 $1,389 $10,418
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 1 9 9 1 0 1 11.11% 22.22% $15,665 $1,741 $15,665
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Name: Diane Balsamo
Address:
New Hyde park, NY  11o49
Phone (Mobile): (516) 448-7123
Email: dbal11@aol.com
Trainer Bio

Born and raised Diane Leggio in New Hyde Park, New York, A/K/A Diane Coven, Diane Coven-Balsamo, always had a passion for horses. Riding and taking care of uncles quarter horse. Went to Belmont Park Racetrack in 1975. Wanting to excercise and be with horses, I walked, groomed, till I began to excercise them. In 1976 met Walter (cracker) Frey, a great horseman, who worked with Bobby Lake and Alfred Vanderbilt. We started working together and got a stable of horses. I started training in 1978, and became very successful claiming horses, for clients and myself. We continued working together with separate stables and went to NY, NJ, Oaklawn Park circuit, and did very well with stable, and always excercising them myself. Many good,prosperous claims were made. Took a break in 1986 when I had my daughter Dina. In the meantime becoming a ballroom dancer, my other passion. I returned to the track in 1998 and started claiming horses again for myself and other clients, Randolph Froehlich , Anthony Calabrese, Martha Valentino, Kristine Raffetto, etc. In Feb. 2007 started claiming horses for Michael Ricatto and Doug Jacobson. David Jacobson a friend, wanted to start training again, for his brother and friend. Working together, he got his liscense in July 2007 to start Saratoga Meet.  I continued to work with David while still having my stable. Some Career Highlights: In 1980 Ray Kerrison wrote an amazing article in NY Post. Having a 47% winning % with 24 starts. BOUDICCA: Won The Verona Stake at Meadowlands Racetrack in 1979 claimed for $25,000. NICKELS WORTH, Ran 3rd in Jockey Hollow Handicap at the Meadowlands, claimed for Mdn $16,000, STAR VALENTINE: 2nd in The Interborough Handicap at Aqueduct. IRON WILL: Won in Saratoga, after seeing Artax in the paddock. He beat Artax in allow.race in Aqu. STURDY KNIGHT: 4 straight wins. SYSTEM RESORE: WON PAID 69/1. HONORABLE TRUTH: 2 wins 1 place.  PHOTON win 2x, SOKITUMI  SAMURAI , EASY PASSER BRENDAN G,  REGGIE D,  all won. Photon and sokitumi  are at old friends.  I  have a small stable, and very hands on as always and am working with David J.  Iron Will  has since passed at 22  but had a wonderful retirement on Long Island along the way met some wonderful people like Amanda Vance etc.  that made his life better. I've retired and helped retire several race horses ,  making sure they have a great retirement  that they deserve , they give so much  This is what makes me still love what I do very much. Happy endings to a race carreer and  a new beginning to another kind of life. 

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Belmont Park 90.00 4
What's your normal use of veterinary services to manage horses on a day-today basis:
  • Aggressive ($700+ month/horse)
  • Moderate ($300 - $600 month/horse)
  • Occasional (less than $300 month/horse)
Comments:
routine vet work, pre-race. Anything that is extra needed will be discussed.
Other than day rate, does your billing include charges for:
  • Veterinary
  • Blacksmith
  • Vanning
  • Travel
  • Other
How often do you communicate with Owners:
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • As needed

Top 10 Winning Horses - Past 12 months

Horse Sex Current Earnings Best Win Race Class Best Win Stake
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
System Restore Gelding $299,014 Winner
Gallant Angel Filly $116,805 Winner
E Z Passer Filly $72,910 Winner
Sokitumi Samurai Gelding $62,160 Winner
S'maverlous Gelding $61,800 Winner
Reggie D Gelding $55,390 Winner
Raquel Filly $51,451 Winner
Honorable Truth Filly $49,810 Winner
Photon Gelding $48,000 Winner
Personal Prince Gelding $47,537 Winner
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References Name # Horses Trained Best Horse Trained
Kristine Raffetto He's Hercules,Santorini Moon, Reggie D
Anthony Calabrese Fine Rhythm,Justbaginit
Randolph Froehlich Iron Will, My Gallant Angel, Bold Pic
William Allen Star Valentine, Boudicca
Diane Balsamo System Restore, Sunderance, l Nickels Worth, Lady Gracenote
Martha Valentino System Restore
Bob Amendola Florida Thunder

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