Dale Capuano

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Birth Place: Washington, D.C.

2017 330 65 63 48 $1,418,768
CAREER 17,190 3,345 2,845 2,465 $58,354,879

2017 SEASON: won 34 races in Maryland, ranking eighth overall … finished third in wins (22) and sixth in purses earned ($501,958) at Laurel Park’s year-ending fall meet … went eight-for-29 during Laurel’s summer stand … won the Frank Whiteley Jr. at Laurel’s winter-spring meet with High Roller … ranked fourth in wins (27) and sixth in purses ($434,730) at Presque Isle Downs.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: registered 22 wins on the Maryland circuit in 2016…best finish came at Laurel’s winter-spring meet with 12 victories and $363,295 in purses earned…ranked third at Presque Isle Downs with 29 wins from 98 starters and $545,520 in purse earnings…won the Satin and Lace Stakes at PID with Disco Barbie…registered 18 wins on the Maryland circuit in 2015…tied for ninth at Presque Isle Downs with 17 wins to go along with 17 seconds and 17 thirds from 74 starters…captured the Bessarabian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine with Miss Mischief, his first graded stakes victory since 2009..won Maryland Million Ladies Stakes with Monster Sleeping…finished in the top three Maryland for 16 consecutive years (1991-2006)…leading trainer in 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004…has 31 training titles at the major Maryland tracks on his resume…best year was 2001 when he was the fourth leading trainer in the country with 235 wins and earned a career-best $4.4 million dollars… won 2001 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) with Prized Stamp at odds of 17-1…Heros Reward was named Maryland-based Horse of the Year for second consecutive year-season in 2008 which included a repeat victory in the Turf Sprint on the Preakness undercard and a fifth place finish in the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint…Heros Reward won the won the Shakertown Stakes (G3) at Keeneland in April 2009 and finished on the board in graded races at Woodbine and Belmont Park, in a second place finish in the Jaipur Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park became the 19th Maryland-bred millionaire… earned 11th Maryland Million victory with Monster Sleeping in 2015 Ladies…Due earned the trainer his eighth win on Maryland Million day with an upset victory in the 2006 Classic… saddled two winners on Maryland Million Day in 1999… won four races in one day at Laurel in 1989…saddled eight consecutive winners (seven at Laurel) during the first week of March in 2003…maiden victory was Who’s Lucky in February 1981 at Bowie Race Course…won his 1,000th race in 1996 and 2,000th six years later…became the 27th trainer in North American history to win 3,000 races when Father Mudd captured the ninth race at Laurel Park on February 23, 2012…considers G3 winner Wind Splitter (11th in the 1989 Kentucky Derby) the best horse he’s ever trained.

PERSONAL: younger brother Gary is also a Maryland-based trainer.