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    • May
    • 15

    GATES OPEN AT 10 A.M. SATURDAY FOR PREAKNESS SIMULCAST

    A 14-race card from Pimlico will be highlighted by American Pharoah's attempt to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.
    • May
    • 03

    NESS WELL-POSITIONED TO CLINCH NINTH CONSECUTIVE TRAINING TITLE

    Jamie Ness is likely to clinch his ninth consecutive Oldsmar training crown on June 30, although Gerald Bennett still has an outside chance; apprentice jockey Luis Figueroa on verge of award.
    • May
    • 02

    THAT “WHOOSH” SOUND WAS GALLARDO EXHALING AFTER SETTING RECORD

    Two more victories on May 3 pushed the new single-season victory record to 147 for the "relentless" Spaniard.
    • May
    • 01

    GALLARDO TIES MARK, TARGETS DERBY DAY TO STAND ALONE

    By winning eight races in three days, jockey Antonio Gallardo is primed to celebrate a major milestone.
    • May
    • 01

    THE DAY A KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ALMOST RACED IN OLDSMAR

    1970 Kentucky Derby winner Dust Commander was scratched from the 1971 Inaugural Handicap, forcing area fans to wait 36 years to see a (future) Run for the Roses champion in person.
    • Apr
    • 29

    IMMORTALITY DRAWS NEAR FOR ONE HORSE, ONE TRAINER, ONE JOCKEY

    Thoroughbred action at Oldsmar oval Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus simulcasts of Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday and Run for the Roses on Saturday, make Oldsmar oval the only place to be all weekend.
    • Apr
    • 29

    ZERILLO’S TRAINER OF MONTH WARD HAS FOUND HIS NIRVANA AT BARN 29

    This time, the spotlight belongs to Dad: Dennis Ward is the Zerillo's Italian Grill Trainer of the Month.
    • Apr
    • 26

    GALLARDO AND HIS MENTOR, CENTENO, DOMINATE SUNDAY CARD

    Jockeys Antonio Gallardo and Daniel Centeno ride four winners apiece as Gallardo continues to zero in on a single-season track record.
    • Apr
    • 25

    GALLARDO IS WHERE ALLEN USED TO BE (AND STILL VISITS OCCASIONALLY)

    With his three victories today, Antonio Gallardo is challenging a record still-productive Ronnie Allen, Jr., once held; trainer Chad Stewart captures first graded-stakes victory with Rerun at Gulfstream; Tampa Bay Derby winner Carpe Diem has final workout for Kentucky Derby.
    • Apr
    • 24

    TOP APPRENTICE JOCKEYS PSYCHED FOR EXCITING STRETCH DUEL

    With four days left in the meeting, leading apprentice riders Janelle Campbell and Luis Figueroa are tied with 12 victories apiece.
    • Apr
    • 19

    DE LA CRUZ WINS TWO, DEPARTS; HOMEISTER SET TO LEAVE WEDNESDAY

    Fernando De La Cruz on his way to Indiana Grand to defend his 2014 riding title; Rosemary Homeister, Jr., will bid a fond farewell to her local fans after Wednesday's card in search of stakes success.
    • Apr
    • 18

    TAMPA BAY DERBY WINNER TAKES NEXT STEP TOWARD MAY 2 SHOWDOWN

    Carpe Diem's workout at Keeneland signals his readiness to progress; preparations being made for May 2 Kentucky Derby party at Oldsmar oval; Antonio Gallardo moves closer to all-time track single-season victory record.
    • Apr
    • 17

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW: OLDSMAR STAKES GRADUATES IN ACTION SATURDAY

    Strong simulcast activity complements 10-race Saturday card; jockey Daniel Centeno scheduled to ride in two turf stakes at Pimlico.
    • Apr
    • 17

    CARTWRIGHT, VILLA-GOMEZ BACK ON TRACK, NEARING RETURNS

    Jockeys Alice Cartwright and Huber Villa-Gomez are back to work on the backside and could resume competition within the next several weeks.
    • Apr
    • 16

    ZERILLO’S TRAINER OF MONTH MONTE THOMAS HAS A SYSTEM THAT WORKS

    Monte Thomas, the Zerillo's Italian Grill Trainer of the Month, enjoys success with his Ups and Downs Racing operation.
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