Stephen A. DiMauro
A native of Camden, New Jersey, in 1952 Steve DiMauro was an apprentce jockey riding at racetracks in Florida and the New York area.  Ten year later he began making his mark in the industry as a trainer, earning his first New York stakes race win on November 28, 1962 in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. In his early years conditioning Thoroughbreds, DiMauro had considerable success with horses belonging to the Golden Triangle Stables of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania businessman, Tom Eazor. Among their successes was with the filly Lady Pitt who was voted the 1966 American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly. For other owners, Steve DiMauro would train two more Champions during his during his career, both coming in 1975. That year, Dearly Precious earned American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly honors and Wajima was voted the American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse. In 1975, DiMauro was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer.  His son, Stephen L. DiMauro, has followed in his footsteps. Steve is retired and resides in Florida with his wife, Kathryn.
Steve is responsible for mentoring and developing many of the horsemen involved in Thoroughbred racing today. His experience and insight into the sport has earned him much respect among many. He gave Richard Migliore a chance, and Richard "The Mig" is a well-known jockey still to this day. He gave Dominic Galluscio horses to train when he was just starting out on his own as a professional trainer. Dominic is today one of the more well-known claiming trainers in the New York circuit. Steve also took young exercise rider, Karen Shiels, under his wing, and gave her a chance when she was fresh out of college, grooming her to train on her own one day. Karen, under Steve's guidance and tutlage, ended up breaking many of Steve's yearlings who went on to become stakes winners. Menifee, a Kentucky bred, out of Anne Campbell, by Harlan son of Storm Cat went on to run 2nd in the Kentucky Derby and 2nd in the Preakness in 1999.