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    • May
    • 08

    MEETING LEADERS HONORED ON FAN APPRECIATION DAY

    Top trainer Gerald Bennett, leading jockey Antonio Gallardo, leading owner Jagger, Inc. (Jamie and Mandy Ness) and top apprentice rider Chad Lindsay recognized; Pedro Cotto, Jr., rides three winners.
    • May
    • 07

    FESTIVE CROWD WATCHES NYQUIST PROVE WORTH; TEPIN, CATALINA RED WIN

    Third-largest Oldsmar crowd to ever watch Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands simulcast sees Nyquist cruise; Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day, in addition to being Mom Appreciation Day.
    • May
    • 06

    TRIO OF OLDSMAR VISITORS AIM FOR DERBY GLORY; CENTENO WINS FOUR

    Destin, Outwork and Brody's Cause represent Tampa Bay Downs hopes for third Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands success; lots of other Oldsmar "graduates" to compete on undercard.
    • Apr
    • 30

    DERBY DAY SILENT AUCTION OF CLASSIC PHOTOS TO BENEFIT DISABLED RIDERS

    Sale of framed photographs of American Pharoah and Secretariat through silent auction on Kentucky Derby Day to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund; Daniel Centeno rides three winners; retired jockey recalls some of the "good old days."
    • Apr
    • 29

    LAMBHOLM SOUTH TAMPA BAY DERBY 1-2 FINISHERS WORK AT CHURCHILL

    Castellano, Velazquez aboard Tampa Bay area favorites Destin and Outwork for their final major Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands workouts; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners.
    • 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.
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