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    • May
    • 06

    BENNETT, GALLARDO, AVERILL, BRACHO GARNER MEETING HARDWARE

    Meeting leaders Gerald Bennett, Antonio Gallardo, Rich Averill and Jose A. Bracho are honored with trophies between races, congrats to all and appreciation for their support of racing and Tampa Bay Downs; Shannon Uske rides three winners, two for Bobby Raymond; Samy Camacho rides two winners to get to 100 for the meeting.
    • May
    • 05

    NOBLE DRAMA, PROSPECTIVE LADY CAPTURE INAUGURAL FTBOA STAKES

    Noble Drama rallies under Willie Martinez to capture FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes; 20-year-old jockey Jose A. Bracho wins FTBOA Ivanavinalot on Prospective Lady; Fan Appreciation Day is Sunday; Justify runs competition off their feet to win Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, probably would have done so on bounce-house surface.
    • May
    • 04

    OLDSMAR 3-YEAR-OLD STAKES SERVE AS EXCITING PRELUDE TO 144th DERBY

    Saturday's FTBOA-sponsored stakes honor racing legends Silver Charm, Ivanavinalot; action starts early with first Churchill Downs simulcast at 10:30 a.m.; Ademar Santos is Senor Tequila Jockey of the Month; Samy Camacho keeps clicking, rides three winners and has 45 over last 20 Oldsmar racing days; Gerald Bennett, Averill Racing take charge in trainer, owner races.
    • May
    • 03

    MITCHELL HONORED AS NORTH FLORIDA PGA SECTION TEACHER OF YEAR

    Beginners, low handicappers seeking an edge and professionals all benefit from the insights of The Downs Golf Practice Facility professional, who takes prestigious honor for the second time.
    • Apr
    • 29

    ROAD FROM OLDSMAR TO LOUISVILLE WELL-KNOWN BY TOP 3-YEAR-OLDS

    Flameaway, Magnum Moon and Vino Rosso bidding to become fourth Kentucky Derby winner with Tampa Bay Downs experience; Samy Camacho, Ademar Santos ride two winners apiece.
    • Apr
    • 28

    FTBOA STAKES HONORING SILVER CHARM OFFERS WINNER ‘FOREVER HOME’

    The winner of the May 5 FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes earns retirement at Old Friends, where the celebrated Hall of Fame Florida-bred for whom the race is named resides; Antonio Gallardo and Samy Camacho each ride three winners, helping Gerald Bennett and Kathleen O'Connell remain tied atop the trainer standings.
    • Apr
    • 27

    LOZA HORSES KEEP CLICKING, BUT STABLE STAR HAS HIM IN CLOVER

    Fear the Cowboy has trainer Efren Loza, Jr., counting his blessings, and a 10-for-18 mark at the Oldsmar oval is quite the dessert; Antonio Gallardo rides both Loza winners and one more, to boot; Ademar Santos wins two.
    • Apr
    • 25

    RODRIGUEZ IS TAMPA BAY BREWING COMPANY TRAINER OF MONTH

    Low-key conditioner Darien Rodriguez has won with his last four starters and six of his last eight; Samy Camacho, Antonio Gallardo and Pablo Morales each ride two winners; Daniel Centeno wraps up Oldsmar season.
    • Apr
    • 22

    FTBOA STAKES SURE TO SPICE UP DERBY DAY; CAMACHO EN FUEGO, AS THEY SAY

    Two $100,000 stakes for state-bred 3-year-olds to complement Kentucky Derby Day fun; Samy Camacho rides three winners, has 35 over last 15 racing days; Lisa Allen teams with hubby Mike Allen, Don's Beach for her first career training victory in ninth race.
    • Apr
    • 21

    FLORIDA OAKS WINNER GOING BACK TO TURF; SIGGIE RUNS STRAIGHT AND TRUE

    Andina Del Sur could be candidate for $1-million Belmont Oaks Invitational in July; Siggie debut in Lambholm South Race of Week on turf is something to behold; Kathleen O'Connell, Gerald Bennett tied atop trainer standings with 45 victories apiece.
    • Apr
    • 20

    RESERVED SEATING FOR DERBY DAY GOING FAST; GALLARDO, RODRIGUEZ EXCEL

    The traditions of Kentucky Derby Day attract hardboots and novices alike (ask Grandpa what a hardboot is); Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, two for trainer Darien Rodriguez, who gets to 100 career victories with a four-race winning streak.
    • Apr
    • 18

    MIKE ALLEN IS SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH; JERMYN STREET TAKES 5TH

    Veteran takes time to reflect on milestone -- but not much; Keith Nations-trained filly takes top spot alone in track win standings; Samy Camacho rides three winners, has 28 over last 11 days here.
    • Apr
    • 15

    MAGNUM MOON SEEKS TO BUCK ‘CURSE OF APOLLO;’ RAIN COOLS OFF SAMY

    Four horses with Tampa Bay Downs form could show up at Churchill Downs for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve; Mother Nature rains on Samy Camacho's parade.
    • Apr
    • 14

    WELL-BRED BRIDLEWOOD FARM FILLIES SET TO MAKE DEBUTS SUNDAY

    Osare is a half-sister to all-time No. 1 money-earner Arrogate and Paza is a daughter of Galileo, but do they share their ancestors' competitive fire? Samy Camacho, Antonio Gallardo and Daniel Centeno each ride two winners.
    • Apr
    • 13

    MIKE ALLEN WINS NO. 2,000; CAMACHO STAYS ON FIRE, WINS 4

    Oldsmar resident reaches milestone with intelligent ride aboard Diva Chick for pal Dennis Ward; Samy Camacho has 20 victories over last eight racing days here; Derek Ryan is Tampa Bay Brewing Company Trainer of the Month; local jockeys, horses seek fame and fortune on Saturday at Oaklawn Park, Keeneland.
    • Apr
    • 11

    FERRER TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD SUNDAY; GALLARDO HITS 100, ADDS 101

    Veteran jockey Jose Ferrer will be making his first trip to Santa Anita; Antonio Gallardo on verge of fourth Oldsmar riding crown; Mike Allen rides career winner No. 1,999.
    • Apr
    • 08

    CHICORY BLUE RALLIES IN OLDSMAR CUP; MAKE DERBY DAY PLANS NOW

    Victory is one of three for leading jockey Antonio Gallardo, who has 99 in pursuit of fourth track riding title; Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve field on May 5 could include four 3-year-olds with Tampa Bay Downs credentials.
    • Apr
    • 07

    CAMACHO RIDES FIVE WINNERS; ANNUAL OLDSMAR CUP IS SUNDAY

    Samy Camacho is the 12th jockey in track history to ride five or more winners on a single card.
    • Apr
    • 06

    DELGADO’S JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR STRIKES BLOW FOR UNSUNG RIDERS; GALLARDO WINS 3

    David Delgado's perseverance since arriving in the United States eight years ago is beginning to pay off; his close friend from Spain, Antonio Gallardo, wins three in a row; Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets, Toyota Blue Grass and Santa Anita Derby on tap Saturday.
    • Apr
    • 04

    QUIP, FLAMEAWAY TO RESUME RIVALRY IN BLUE GRASS; CASTANON WINS 3

    "March Madness" has given way to "April Anticipation" as the 3-year-old Kentucky Derby contenders vie for a spot in the starting gate on May 5; Jesus Castanon goes 3-for-3 in saddle, winning twice for trainer Derek Ryan.