Average field size for the two-day Summer Festival of Racing is 7.3 horses; Ademar Santos claims the Jockeys' Challenge with five victories; $12,283.20 trifecta in third race.
Kevin Krigger and Ademar Santos each ride three winners, with Krigger taking a 6-point lead entering Tuesday's action in $5,000 Jockeys' Challenge; first post time Tuesday is 12:30 p.m.
All but one of the 16 scheduled races draw full fields of eight or more horses; track maintenance staff has dirt and turf courses in midseason form; $5,000 Jockeys' Challenge up for grabs.
Local qualifiers at The Downs Golf Practice Facility advance to the subregional at Reunion Resort in Orlando in August. Their ultimate goal: to compete at Augusta National, site of the Masters, next April.
Thoroughbred racing returns to the Oldsmar oval on June 30 and July 1, with a 25-percent boost in purses from the 2013 Summer Festival of Racing. Both day's races will be simulcast to other tracks.
Perennial leading trainer Jamie Ness has saddled six main-track winners from six starters to begin the 2013-14 meeting; Fernando De La Cruz rides three winners for the fourth consecutive card.
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