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    • Apr
    • 26

    GARCIA IS JOCKEY OF MONTH; CENTENO CONTINUES RELENTLESS MARCH

    Oldsmar newcomer puts finishing touches on a successful meeting by collecting Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of Month honor; sixth title nears for Centeno.
    • Apr
    • 23

    RED-HOT PINK MAMA KEEPS GRATEFUL OWNER ON MOVE; CENTENO WINS 3

    4-year-old filly continues to improve for leading trainer Gerald Bennett and owner Juan Cacho Castro, who is also the conditioner's assistant; top jockey Daniel Centeno widens lead in standings.
    • Apr
    • 22

    LAUR NET SHOWS FIELD HER HEELS, FINDS NEW HOME FOR RECORD PRICE

    Loooch Racing Stables pays $62,500 for filly, then finishes 1-3 in $1.25-million Charles Town Classic; jockey Ronnie Allen, Jr., rides two winners, moves to 3,499 for career.
    • Apr
    • 21

    SLOW BEGINNING A DISTANT MEMORY FOR TRAINER OF MONTH MINIERI

    Recent 6-for-16 streak earns conditioner Tampa Bay Brewing Company honor; additional Pick-5 wager to begin with Saturday's first race.
    • Apr
    • 19

    CENTENO WIDENS LEAD IN STANDINGS BY RIDING THREE WINNERS

    Veteran reinsman moves closer to record sixth Oldsmar crown; Tampa Bay Downs to add Pick-5 on Saturday, beginning with the first race.
    • Apr
    • 15

    DREAM AROUND THE CLOCK: KENTUCKY DERBY FAST APPROACHING

    Always Dreaming, who broke his maiden at the Oldsmar oval on Jan. 25, sits atop all the major 3-year-old rankings after his recent Xpressbet Florida Derby romp; Tampa Bay Downs is closed Sunday for Easter.
    • Apr
    • 14

    FERRER IS JOCKEY OF MONTH; SIMULCAST ACTION FEATURES OLDSMAR ‘GRADS’

    Learning from Hall of Famers Cordero and Velasquez encourages Ferrer to "pay it forward," even as he continues to win at a healthy rate; Centeno, Gonzalez ride two winners each.
    • Apr
    • 12

    DE LA CRUZ WINS THREE, BUT FORCED TO TAKE OFF WITH SHOULDER INJURY

    Veteran rider aggravates injury incurred Friday while riding third successive winner; largest trifecta payout of meeting in eighth race, fueled by 77-1 shot Melora.
    • Apr
    • 09

    CENTENO AIMS FOR 6TH TITLE; MORALES TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH CONCUSSION

    Venezuela native not only leads jockey standings, he has the best winning percentage; Morales being evaluated at St. Joseph's; Allen now has 3,497 winners after two-win day.
    • Apr
    • 08

    SEVEN HORSES CHANGE HANDS THROUGH CLAIMS BOX ON ACTIVE SATURDAY

    The Tampa Bay Downs Claims Clerk, Brenda Jones, conducts a track-record 12-way shake after the third race; Daniel Centeno, Edwin Gonzalez each ride three winners.
    • Apr
    • 07

    BOWERSOCK TRAINER OF MONTH; FERRER WOWED BY AUGUSTA NATIONAL

    Former barrel racer earns Tampa Bay Brewing Company Trainer of Month honor; veteran jockey Jose Ferrer inspired by first-ever Masters visit, rides two winners.
    • Apr
    • 07

    BRYCE ALDERSON’S RECOVERY IS THE STUFF OF MIRACLES

    Jockey Bryce Alderson, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and numerous facial fractures in a Dec. 21 spill at Tampa Bay Downs, is ready to go home to Fort Erie, Ontario after making an incredible recovery.
    • Apr
    • 05

    SKILL, STRATEGY AND TIMELY FORTUNE EARN TOP TWO TRIP TO 2018 NHC

    New Yorker, Manatee County resident are making plans to travel to Las Vegas next winter for National Handicapping Championship; Judy's Chance wins again; trainer Bernell Rhone saddles two winners.
    • Apr
    • 02

    WORLD APPROVAL STRUTS GRADE I FORM; R ANGEL KATELYN IMPECCABLE

    Quality day of Florida-bred competition sees Grade I winner World Approval kick off 5-year-old campaign in impressive fashion; R Angel Katelyn tallies third stakes victory of meeting; Tiger Blood gives trainer Darien Rodriguez another reason to celebrate, three days after birth of his son.
    • Apr
    • 01

    FLORIDA CUP SPONSORS FIND BREEDING, RAISING HORSES A LABOR OF LOVE

    Joe and Helen Barbazon, the owners of Pleasant Acres Stallions in Marion County, seeking their own Florida Cup trophy Sunday in Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies; four jockeys moving their tack following the weekend.
    • Mar
    • 31

    ALLIE’S EVENT TRIES FLORIDA CUP FOR 6TH TIME; FAVORITES NOT THAT OLD YET

    11-year-old Lori Smock homebred gelding takes another shot at stakes glory Sunday; Xpressbet Florida Derby, Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby to be simulcast Saturday.
    • Mar
    • 30

    FIELDS SET FOR SUNDAY’S 15TH ANNUAL FLORIDA CUP

    Numerous stakes winners will vie for Sunshine State bragging rights in series of six $100,000 races; top jocks Castellano, Leparoux, Lezcano and Jose Ortiz expected to appear.
    • Mar
    • 29

    CAMACHO’S SURGE EARNS JOCKEY HONOR; FULLER-VARGAS, DAD CELEBRATE

    Camacho absorbs insights from a variety of sources; trainer Fuller-Vargas wins his first race with help from Mr. Reliable -- his father, jockey Jorge L. Vargas.
    • Mar
    • 26

    BALLINSKELLIGS STAYS PERFECT AT A MILE, REJUVENATES ALLEN

    4-year-old filly, claimed by Bowersock in December, now 6-for-6 going a mile on the turf; Bennett sends out two winners again.
    • Mar
    • 25

    BENNETT WIDENS LEAD IN STANDINGS, LOOKS AHEAD TO FLORIDA CUP

    Looking for a second consecutive Oldsmar training title, Bennett keeps his foot on the gas; Pacific Image wins fifth in a row, finds another home; Diaz is Tampa Turf Test champ after second victory in series.
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