Trainer Mark Glatt registered a major milestone when he rung up the 1,000th victory of his career Nov. 20 at Del Mar with the speedy gelding Zestful in a nine-furlong allowance-level race.

Zestful, who is owned by Shanderella Stables, Glatt, Danny Haramoto, and Sheldon Kawahara, scored in his dirt test by 2 1/2 lengths in wire-to-wire fashion and paid $6.40 to win. Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, he covered the distance on the fast track in 1:50.94.

Glatt, whose father, Ron, was a longtime trainer in the Northwest, began training racehorses for a living in 1994 in his native state of Washington, then moved to the Bay Area in California shortly thereafter. In 2000, a client convinced him to try his luck in Southern California, and he’s been a regular—and successful—member on that circuit since.

He had his best year in 2019 when his horses won 73 races and more than $3.3 million in purses. Through Friday, the 47-year-old horseman had 1,000 wins, 932 seconds, and 875 thirds from 6,584 starts and earned $32,458,403.

On Nov. 7, Glatt sent out multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Sharp Samurai to finish third in the Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland. He saddled his first grade 1 winner Aug. 1 when Collusion Illusion won the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar. Glatt has also trained graded stakes winners Blackjackcat—third in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T)—Law Abidin Citizen, Eddie Haskell, Silent Bird, Leroy’s Dynameaux, and Elusive Diva

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