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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kyle Dibenedetto notches his 6000th win at Monticello Raceway

By Shawn F. Wiles

On Thursday afternoon Kyle Dibenedetto scored his 6000 win at Monticello Raceway, Kyle notched the win with Simply Rockin.  The son of Rockin Image made his Monticello Raceway debut a winning one after recently competing at Northfield Park.  The gelding won in wire to wire fashion for Owner - Trainer Michael Weiner of Woodridge NY.  Sent off at 1/5, he did not disappoint the betting public as he was any easy 10 length winner in 2:01:2.

Back in November when Kyle was starting to get close to the milestone, the wins were spaced far apart. A jubilant Dibenedetto said in the winners circle “my daughter was joking with me when I was 15 shy of he milestone, she said Dad in the old days it would have only taken you 4 -5 days to get 15 wins, now’s it’s takes 4 – 5 weeks!”

Kyle was welcomed to the winners circle by his fellow colleagues and well-wishers.