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    • Apr
    • 28

    TIME FOR RACING OFFICE MAINSTAY TO “JUST HANG OUT”

    Clerk of the Course Judy Clark set to retire May 12, leaving a legacy of kindness and professionalism.
    • Apr
    • 27

    CONSISTENT WINNERS: DaCOSTA FOLLOWS IN FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS

    Jason DaCosta is Zerillo's Trainer of Month for fourth consecutive year, but he has a way to go to catch dad; fellow conditioner Joseph Arboritanza stays hot.
    • Apr
    • 24

    AS MEET WINDS DOWN, TRAINERS AND JOCKEYS MAKE TRAVEL PLANS

    Leading trainer Gerald Bennett probably speaks for many when he says "We'd like to be racing here year-round, if we could;" Dennis Ward sends out back-to-back winners, Antonio Gallardo rides both halves of early daily double.
    • Apr
    • 23

    KENTUCKY DERBY FEVER STARTING TO TAKE HOLD; RACE IS MAY 7

    Racing's biggest day is two weeks away; Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby and Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Destin breezes at Palm Beach Downs.
    • Apr
    • 22

    BUTLER REACHES CAREER MILESTONE, GETS RIGHT BACK TO WORK

    Veteran jockey reaches winner's circle for 2,000th time with his 87-year-old father in attendance.
    • Apr
    • 20

    SPIETH IS JOCKEY OF MONTH; BUTLER WITHIN ONE OF 2,000

    Hilton Garden Inn award goes to red-hot veteran; milestone awaits Saratoga Springs native.
    • Apr
    • 17

    OLDSMAR INFLUENCE CONTINUES TO BE FELT IN MAJOR RACES

    Tepin's Grade I score in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley at Keeneland wasn't the only big victory Saturday by a Tampa Bay Downs winter visitor; jockey David Amiss rewards long-shot players with two victories.
    • Apr
    • 16

    HOLD ON SMOKEY REKINDLES CHAMPIONSHIP FORM

    The 2008 New England Champion Sophomore explodes through the stretch to win Lambholm South Race of the Week; Tepin ultra-dominant again, in Grade I at Keeneland.
    • Apr
    • 15

    LOCAL TEEN MAKES SUCCESSFUL DEBUT IN SADDLE; GALLARDO WINS THREE

    Recent Tarpon Springs (Fla.) High graduate Ashley Castrenze, 19, wins with her first mount; Antonio Gallardo boots home three winners.
    • Apr
    • 13

    BRADLEY GRASPS OPPORTUNITY, EARNS TRAINER OF MONTH AWARD

    Conditioner of Brass Hat and Groupie Doll has sent out seven winners in recent weeks; long shot lights up the board in fourth race.
    • Apr
    • 10

    TAMPA BAY DOWNS VISITORS EXCEL ON BIGGEST STAGE; SPIETH BAGS 4,500

    Victories on Saturday by Outwork, Brody's Cause and Weep No More all come in first start since appearing in Oldsmar; Scott Spieth hits milestone on horse trained by his fiancée, Aldana Gonzalez.
    • Apr
    • 09

    FLORIDA CUP XIV PRODUCES NEW STARS, A STAKES RECORD AND LOTS OF FUN

    Speed Seeker sets stakes record in her final race; Catalina Red returns to top form; Imperial Hint is more than a suggestion; south Florida trainers William Mott, Chad Brown, Edward Plesa, Jr., score victories.
    • Apr
    • 08

    CAMPBELL EXTOLS FLORIDA CUP, SONGBIRD; CAMACHO IS JOCKEY OF MONTH

    Stonehedge Farm South owner has five runners in Florida Cup XIV, with an eye peeled toward Santa Anita and Ivanavinalot's daughter; Samy Camacho is Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month.
    • Apr
    • 07

    RETIRED JOCKEY LOPEZ TURNS TO DRAWING TO FILL VOID

    Jockey who won 2009 Sam F. Davis Stakes on General Quarters hopes to turn his hobby into a vocation.
    • Apr
    • 06

    FLORIDA CUP XIV FIELDS SET; CENTENO RIDES FOUR WINNERS

    Old Time Hockey, Evidently set to defend 2015 victories; Uncle Vinny from Pletcher barn to make 3-year-old debut in Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore; Daniel Centeno keeps piling up the wins.
    • Apr
    • 03

    OWNER RACE LIKELY TO GO DOWN TO FINAL WEEKEND – OR BEYOND

    Hays family, Jagger, Inc., tied atop owner standings; Antonio Gallardo, Daniel Centeno each ride two winners.
    • Apr
    • 02

    TRAINERS RHONE, MINIERI UNVEIL POTENTIAL-PACKED RUNNERS

    Bargain purchases Dog Soldier and Peppi the Hunter appear to have bright futures; Florida Cup XIV fast approaching.
    • Apr
    • 01

    THAT GUY LEADING (OR CHASING) MOHAYMEN, NYQUIST MIGHT LOOK FAMILIAR

    Veteran jockey Scott Spieth gets chance of a lifetime in Florida Derby.
    • Mar
    • 31

    MAKEOVER GIVES RETIRED RACEHORSES CHANCE FOR SECOND CAREER

    Tampa Bay Downs horsewomen are training their ex-racehorses for the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park in October.
    • Mar
    • 30

    TRAINER OF MONTH WILKES KEEPS LOOKING AHEAD; DE LA CRUZ WINS 3

    Conditioner of 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic champion Fort Larned has seven victories this month; Fernando De La Cruz rides three winners.
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