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    • Feb
    • 26

    COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR FESTIVAL DAY; $150 WINNER IN SEVENTH RACE

    "March Madness," Thoroughbred style, takes over the Oldsmar oval on March 7 with lucrative Festival Day card that includes beach towel giveaway; seventh-race winner Uisneach pays $150.20 to win.
    • Feb
    • 25

    MORALES EARNS JOCKEY OF MONTH AWARD; DE LA CRUZ WINS THREE

    Pablo Morales carries on a family tradition to capture the Hilton Garden Inn Jockey of the Month Award; Fernando De La Cruz makes three visits to winner's circle, including feature on Rerun.
    • Feb
    • 22

    STELLAR GROUP OF TAMPA BAY DERBY NOMINEES RELEASED

    Click on link to view entire list of Tampa Bay Derby nominees, then read on for additional info on March 7 Festival Day program; trainer Gerry Aschinger rules the turf this weekend; Daniel Centeno rides two winners; French jockey Marc Lerner grabs first U.S. victory.
    • Feb
    • 21

    PATIENCE PAYS OFF FOR HINSLEYS, MINARET WINNER YOU BOUGHT HER

    You Bought Her rewards her owners, Richard Perkins and Hinsley Racing Stable, for their faith in her ability, as well as providing jockey Brian Pedroza with his first stakes victory.
    • Feb
    • 20

    FIELD OF 14 EXPECTED FOR MINARET; GALLARDO RIDES THREE WINNERS

    R Free Roll, Wildcat Lily face stern competition in Minaret; top jockey Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, two for trainer Jamie Ness.
    • Feb
    • 19

    LACK OF EXPERIENCE NO HINDRANCE FOR BEACH SPLASH, FANCY MAN

    Beach Splash, Fancy Man sharp in their career debuts; Erick Rodriguez, Pablo Morales each ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 19

    “HEARTS REACHING OUT” GOLF, DINNER, CHARITY AUCTION SET FOR MONDAY

    Grooms, hot walkers, stable hands and exercise riders are among those who benefit from the annual event; auction items include a Seabiscuit painting, a spiritual painting on barn wood and a greeting made from horseshoes from Tampa Bay Downs runners.
    • Feb
    • 18

    ZERILLO’S TRAINER OF MONTH NESS HEATING UP AT RIGHT TIME

    No need to organize a search party for trainer Jamie Ness -- his footsteps are starting to be heard; Ian Wilkes sends out two winners, but one is claimed by Ness.
    • Feb
    • 15

    GALLARDO STILL ON RECORD PACE; SUPER HIGH-5 RECORD PAYOFF

    One bettor at Lone Star Park in Texas collects entire Super High-5 pool; Antonio Gallardo, Gerald Bennett atop jockey, trainer standings, respectively.
    • Feb
    • 14

    AWESOME FLOWER HICKORY TOUGH, SETS STAKES MARK; MORALES WINS 3

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's mare sets stakes record in Wayward Lass; Pablo Morales gets up, dusts himself off and rides three winners; Golfest Presented by Valspar Championship continues Sunday.
    • Feb
    • 13

    WAYWARD LASS STAKES ON TAP; FIX FOR WAYWARD DRIVES, PERHAPS

    An 11-race card and the start of the fifth annual Golfest Presented by Valspar Championship weekend highlight full Saturday of action.
    • Feb
    • 12

    AWESOME FLOWER LIKELY FAVORITE IN WAYWARD LASS; SANTOS WINS 3

    Five-time stakes winner Awesome Flower heads Saturday's Wayward Lass Stakes field; Ademar Santos rides three winners on today's card; Shore Runner continues to improve.
    • Feb
    • 11

    AMONG HOMEISTER’S LEGION OF FANS, ONE MATTERS MOST

    Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month Rosemary Homeister, Jr., sets a sterling example for her daughter, Victoria Rose.
    • Feb
    • 08

    CENTENO PUSHES BOULDER UPHILL, AND IT KEEPS ROLLING BACK

    Daniel Centeno and Antonio Gallardo each ride two winners; Pick-5 hit by three bettors.
    • Feb
    • 07

    BROTHER PAT, CUPPY CAKE ON TOP IN TAMPA TURF TEST

    Antonio Gallardo returns to the saddle to win two, including victory on Brother Pat; update on condition of other jockeys injured in Friday's spill.
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