Through December 1, and in a daily back and forth between the two trainers, nearly a quarter of the way through the race meet, Silva has 28 victories, one more than Diodoro at 27 wins. Diodoro is the third leading trainer in the nation in races won with over 240 wins.
Where there are successful trainers there are equally prosperous owners. Silva’s Tijuana Stables has 16 wins to one of Diodoro’s owners, Charles Garvey, with 10 wins. Garvey, who hails from Canada as many of Diordoro’s owners do, was last meet’s leading owner.
The jockey’s race for year-end leading rider’s award is a congestion of four riders. David Lopez is currently on top with 29 wins, closely followed by Alex Cruz with 26 tallies, nine-time leading rider Scott Stevens with 22 and Denny Velazquez with 21.