Trainers

Phil D'Amato

California
Photo: Phil D'Amato

Phil is without question one of the best young trainers in the business. Phil studied under Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer, Mike Mitchell, for ten years and has already proven that he is ready to be a force in Southern California for years to come. Phil may be quiet and unassuming, but he loves to win races.

Career Highlights: Won his first GI in the Shoemaker Mile with Obviously in 2014.

Little Known Fact: Has a degree from USC in Political Science and a degree from Arizona’s Racetrack industry program.

Faves:
Horse: Grazen
Childhood Book: Where the Wild Things Are
Movie: The Natural
Hobby: Golfing
Drink: Kettle One, Tonic and Lime
Quote: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

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