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Philip D'Amato

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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 40 78 1.95 12 5 9 15.38% 33.33% $472,691 $6,060 $11,817
Turf 58 97 1.67 9 12 13 9.28% 35.05% $704,781 $7,266 $12,151
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 80 175 2.19 21 17 22 12% 34.29% $1,177,472 $6,728 $14,718
  
Graded Stakes 13 17 1.31 1 4 1 5.88% 35.29% $218,500 $12,853 $16,808
Black-type Stakes 17 25 1.47 1 5 1 4% 28% $272,648 $10,906 $16,038
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 10 11 1.1 1 2 2 9.09% 45.45% $44,817 $4,074 $4,482
First-time starters 17 17 0 0 4 0% 23.53% $32,148 $1,891 $1,891
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 82 190 2.32 27 36 30 14.21% 48.95% $1,966,639 $10,351 $23,983
Turf 112 311 2.78 49 35 32 15.76% 37.3% $4,382,635 $14,092 $39,131
All Weather 8 9 1.13 0 5 0 0% 55.56% $47,616 $5,291 $5,952
Total 146 510 3.49 76 76 62 14.9% 41.96% $6,396,890 $12,543 $43,814
  
Graded Stakes 28 61 2.18 12 6 4 19.67% 36.07% $2,488,652 $40,798 $88,880
Black-type Stakes 44 118 2.68 19 14 13 16.1% 38.98% $3,431,588 $29,081 $77,991
Two-year-olds 16 36 2.25 6 4 4 16.67% 38.89% $257,192 $7,144 $16,075
Claiming 18 26 1.44 7 4 4 26.92% 57.69% $164,093 $6,311 $9,116
First-time starters 45 45 5 6 5 11.11% 35.56% $260,932 $5,798 $5,798
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 85 183 2.15 45 40 27 24.59% 61.2% $2,833,471 $15,483 $33,335
Turf 111 293 2.64 43 36 38 14.68% 39.93% $3,186,501 $10,875 $28,707
All Weather 1 1 1 0 1 0 0% 100% $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Total 148 477 3.22 88 77 65 18.45% 48.22% $6,029,972 $12,641 $40,743
  
Graded Stakes 25 61 2.44 9 8 8 14.75% 40.98% $2,134,805 $34,997 $85,392
Black-type Stakes 37 96 2.59 12 18 11 12.5% 42.71% $2,725,369 $28,389 $73,659
Two-year-olds 14 25 1.79 2 3 4 8% 36% $125,420 $5,017 $8,959
Claiming 20 36 1.8 7 5 6 19.44% 50% $194,485 $5,402 $9,724
First-time starters 45 45 6 6 8 13.33% 44.44% $314,064 $6,979 $6,979
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 97 215 2.22 45 45 20 20.93% 51.16% $2,692,848 $12,525 $27,761
Turf 103 293 2.84 45 47 30 15.36% 41.64% $3,272,955 $11,170 $31,776
All Weather 2 2 1 0 0 1 0% 50% $4,281 $2,141 $2,141
Total 148 510 3.45 90 92 51 17.65% 45.69% $5,970,084 $11,706 $40,338
  
Graded Stakes 30 68 2.27 11 11 9 16.18% 45.59% $2,275,830 $33,468 $75,861
Black-type Stakes 41 97 2.37 20 14 12 20.62% 47.42% $3,047,720 $31,420 $74,335
Two-year-olds 24 54 2.25 7 12 7 12.96% 48.15% $505,100 $9,354 $21,046
Claiming 27 51 1.89 16 9 6 31.37% 60.78% $335,725 $6,583 $12,434
First-time starters 57 57 9 10 5 15.79% 42.11% $440,940 $7,736 $7,736
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 120 298 2.48 59 51 40 19.8% 50.34% $3,150,535 $10,572 $26,254
Turf 85 240 2.82 50 26 28 20.83% 43.33% $4,255,511 $17,731 $50,065
All Weather 4 4 1 1 2 0 25% 75% $27,696 $6,924 $6,924
Total 151 542 3.59 110 79 68 20.3% 47.42% $7,433,742 $13,715 $49,230
  
Graded Stakes 34 74 2.18 11 13 10 14.86% 45.95% $2,785,659 $37,644 $81,931
Black-type Stakes 44 134 3.05 23 25 18 17.16% 49.25% $4,033,007 $30,097 $91,659
Two-year-olds 20 41 2.05 4 5 5 9.76% 34.15% $233,165 $5,687 $11,658
Claiming 31 64 2.06 18 7 9 28.13% 53.13% $449,400 $7,022 $14,497
First-time starters 46 46 4 5 6 8.7% 32.61% $204,450 $4,445 $4,445
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 108 231 2.14 48 41 36 20.78% 54.11% $2,435,205 $10,542 $22,548
Turf 64 166 2.59 36 23 27 21.69% 51.81% $2,586,952 $15,584 $40,421
All Weather 2 2 1 1 0 1 50% 100% $26,832 $13,416 $13,416
Total 140 399 2.85 85 64 64 21.3% 53.38% $5,048,989 $12,654 $36,064
  
Graded Stakes 23 47 2.04 6 6 10 12.77% 46.81% $1,355,390 $28,838 $58,930
Black-type Stakes 34 80 2.35 13 11 20 16.25% 55% $2,198,332 $27,479 $64,657
Two-year-olds 32 62 1.94 10 9 12 16.13% 50% $676,430 $10,910 $21,138
Claiming 32 48 1.5 12 8 6 25% 54.17% $280,435 $5,842 $8,764
First-time starters 51 51 9 6 7 17.65% 43.14% $357,880 $7,017 $7,017
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 54 97 1.8 26 15 14 26.8% 56.7% $685,585 $7,068 $12,696
Turf 40 88 2.2 16 6 12 18.18% 38.64% $1,399,558 $15,904 $34,989
All Weather 45 66 1.47 8 9 13 12.12% 45.45% $535,444 $8,113 $11,899
Total 82 251 3.06 50 30 39 19.92% 47.41% $2,620,587 $10,441 $31,958
  
Graded Stakes 7 15 2.14 5 1 3 33.33% 60% $875,750 $58,383 $125,107
Black-type Stakes 14 26 1.86 7 2 6 26.92% 57.69% $1,106,346 $42,552 $79,025
Two-year-olds 18 49 2.72 13 5 5 26.53% 46.94% $441,280 $9,006 $24,516
Claiming 25 56 2.24 7 9 5 12.5% 37.5% $191,645 $3,422 $7,666
First-time starters 32 32 5 3 2 15.63% 31.25% $201,900 $6,309 $6,309
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 10 16 1.6 2 2 2 12.5% 37.5% $47,278 $2,955 $4,728
Turf 10 17 1.7 2 3 0 11.76% 29.41% $117,578 $6,916 $11,758
All Weather 16 25 1.56 3 0 4 12% 28% $114,696 $4,588 $7,169
Total 20 58 2.9 7 5 6 12.07% 31.03% $279,552 $4,820 $13,978
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 3 3 1 0 1 0 0% 33.33% $20,500 $6,833 $6,833
Two-year-olds 3 6 2 1 1 1 16.67% 50% $59,800 $9,967 $19,933
Claiming 6 20 3.33 1 4 3 5% 40% $50,100 $2,505 $8,350
First-time starters 9 9 1 0 2 11.11% 33.33% $25,860 $2,873 $2,873
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 6 11 1.83 2 0 3 18.18% 45.45% $53,080 $4,825 $8,847
Turf 1 4 4 1 0 1 25% 50% $49,238 $12,310 $49,238
All Weather 8 16 2 4 1 1 25% 37.5% $71,020 $4,439 $8,878
Total 9 31 3.44 7 1 5 22.58% 41.94% $173,338 $5,592 $19,260
  
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 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $350 $350 $350
Claiming 5 8 1.6 1 0 3 12.5% 50% $30,840 $3,855 $6,168
First-time starters 6 6 1 1 0 16.67% 33.33% $39,600 $6,600 $6,600
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 1 2 2 0 2 0 0% 100% $21,600 $10,800 $21,600
Turf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
All Weather 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $350 $350 $350
Total 2 3 1.5 0 2 0 0% 66.67% $21,950 $7,317 $10,975
  
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
First-time starters 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $350 $350 $350
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Turf 3 3 1 1 0 2 33.33% 100% $34,320 $11,440 $11,440
All Weather 5 5 1 1 1 0 20% 40% $11,800 $2,360 $2,360
Total 8 8 1 2 1 2 25% 62.5% $46,120 $5,765 $5,765
  
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 5 5 1 1 1 1 20% 60% $14,040 $2,808 $2,808
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Name: Philip D'Amato
Address:
Rancho Palo Verdes, CA 
Email: pdamato11@msn.com
Website: http://www.philipdamatoracing.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/phildamato11
Trainer Bio

 

Philip D’Amato started his thoroughbred racing career in Kentucky and after several years moved home to Southern California under the tutelage of the late master Mike Mitchell.  After ten years with Mitchell, D’Amato took over the barn when Mitchell retired in 2014.

Phil D’Amato hit the board right out of the gate winning more than 50 races in 2014, 85 races in 2015 including Grade 1 winners Obviously, Street Fancy and Midnight Storm.  Most recently, Midnight Storm won the G1 Shoemaker Mile earning a “Win And You’re In” ticket to the Breeders’ Cup.  D’Amato also trained star thoroughbreds Big John B, Fanticola, and Bright Thought to Grade II victories.

Since 2014, D’Amato has already reached some lofty goals reaching over 200 wins and to date (6/23/16), has won 14 graded stakes.

“I’d love to win a Breeder’s Cup race or the Kentucky Derby, but of course the pinnacle of success in our industry is the Triple Crown and I hope luck will one day carry me there,” said D’Amato.

While D’Amato learned much from Mitchell, he brings an impressive resume to his job having  earned a political science degree from the University of Southern California (USC) and an equine science degree (Racetrack Industry Program) from the University of Arizona (UofA).

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Santa Anita Park 100
Los Alamitos
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)
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
Bowies Hero Colt $834,000 Grade 1 winner Shadwell Turf Mile S. G1
Mirth Filly $275,170 Grade 1 winner Rodeo Drive S. G1
Cleopatra's Strike Gelding $225,900 Grade 2 winner John Henry Turf Championship S. G2
Acclimate Gelding $190,351 Grade 2 winner Del Mar H. Presented by The Japan Racing Association G2
Prince Earl Gelding $148,500 Grade 2 winner Del Mar Mile H. G2
Pee Wee Reese Colt $120,000 Grade 2 winner Eddie D S. G2
Just Grazed Me Filly $226,072 Grade 3 winner Senator Ken Maddy S. G3
Red King Colt $132,820 Grade 3 winner San Juan Capistrano S. G3
Mischiffie (IRE) Filly $126,942 Winner
King Abner Gelding $114,900 Winner
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
Conquest Enforcer Colt $152,000 Champion grass horse Mathis Brothers Mile S. G2
Midnight Storm Colt $1,723,500 Grade 1 winner Shoemaker Mile S. G1
Bowies Hero Colt $1,546,730 Grade 1 winner Shadwell Turf Mile S. G1
Obviously (IRE) Gelding $1,284,390 Grade 1 winner Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint G1
Hunt (IRE) Gelding $899,097 Grade 1 winner Shoemaker Mile S. G1
Ransom the Moon Colt $748,800 Grade 1 winner Bing Crosby S. G1
Fault Filly $420,000 Grade 1 winner Santa Margarita S. G1
Mirth Filly $347,281 Grade 1 winner Rodeo Drive S. G1
Street Fancy Filly $227,545 Grade 1 winner Starlet S. G1
Big John B Gelding $605,260 Grade 2 winner Del Mar H. G2
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