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    • Jul
    • 01

    SANTOS IN THE MONEY ON ALL 11 MOUNTS, WINS JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE

    Ademar Santos successfully defends his Jockeys' Challenge crown during Summer Festival of Racing, earns $2,500 bonus; Pedro Monterrey, Jr., rides three winners as 2015-2016 meeting kicks off.
    • Jun
    • 30

    AMATY CATCHES MIDWEST IN OWNER RACE ON FINAL DAY; SANTOS WINS THREE

    Dennis Amaty rolls the dice, and Bennie Y Benny rewards him with a title-clinching victory; Ademar Santos builds huge lead in $5,000 Jockeys' Challenge.
    • Jun
    • 26

    EXCITEMENT RETURNS TO OLDSMAR OVAL TUESDAY WITH SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Entries set for first day of Summer Festival on Tuesday; Homeister named to ride six horses.
    • Jun
    • 23

    RACE-DAY MEDICATIONS TO BE LIMITED TO FUROSEMIDE STARTING JULY 1

    Florida joins the vast majority of racing states endorsing the National Uniform Medication Program; regulations to go into effect at Tampa Bay Downs on Day 2 of Summer Festival of Racing.
    • Jun
    • 18

    HOMEISTER HEADS JOCKEY COLONY FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Fan favorite Rosemary Homeister, Jr., currently riding at Arlington International, has expressed her intention to compete in the Summer Festival of Racing here on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    • 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.
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