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    • Mar
    • 29

    LONG-SHOT WEEKEND FOR TRAINER KLOPP, MIKE ALLEN

    Jacques Cartier won't make the Triple Crown, but his career debut is impressive for trainer Randy Klopp and jockey Mike Allen.
    • Mar
    • 28

    BENNETT CELEBRATES CAREER MILESTONE; BROTHER PAT SWEEPS SERIES

    Once More for Love is trainer Gerald Bennett's 3,500th winner, and he adds No. 3,501 for good measure; Brother Pat dominates Lambholm South Tampa Turf Test series, becoming first horse to sweep the four-race event.
    • Mar
    • 27

    BROTHER PAT SEEKS FIRST SWEEP IN TAMPA TURF TEST ANNALS

    Extra quarter-mile, top weight will test stamina, resolve of Jamie Ness-trained Tampa Turf Test favorite; Dubai World Cup to be simulcast Saturday; Luis Garcia is Hilton Garden Inn Jockey of the Month.
    • Mar
    • 25

    GALLARDO RETURNS IN STYLE; 50-SOMETHING CONNECTIONS WIN FOURTH RACE

    Antonio Gallardo puts the pedal to the metal on his return, wins three; former South African jockey Karel A. De Ridder makes his first trip to the Tampa Bay Downs winner's circle as a trainer.
    • Mar
    • 25

    DIVINING ROD NOMINATED TO TRIPLE CROWN; LIKELY HEADED TO KEENELAND

    The third-place finisher in the Tampa Bay Derby may run next in the Grade III Coolmore Lexington on April 11, with the middle jewel of the Triple Crown -- the Preakness -- the primary objective.
    • Mar
    • 22

    NOMINATIONS RELEASED FOR SATURDAY'S FLORIDA CUP DAY XIII

    The 13th annual Florida Cup on Saturday recognizes the Sunshine State's enduring importance to the Thoroughbred racing industry.
    • Mar
    • 22

    INJURED JOCKEYS RECUPERATING, THANKFUL FOR SUPPORT

    Updated information on the jockeys injured Saturday
    • Mar
    • 21

    SPILL SENDS THREE RIDERS TO HOSPITAL; TWO HORSES EUTHANIZED

    Silvia Zapico has a broken leg, Keiber Coa broke his collarbone and Ricardo Mejias suffered a wrist injury; Sunday's 10-race card begins at 12:40 p.m.
    • Mar
    • 20

    HOMEISTER WINS FOUR, ROUNTREE WINS FIRST; BOTH FEEL LIKE A MILLION

    The name of her fourth winner, Takin the Sloroad, does NOT describe jockey Rosemary Homeister, Jr.; Cathy Rountree has another winner from her amazing broodmare, Shingalana; Daniel Centeno rides three winners; Erick Rodriguez leaves jockeys' room under own power after being unseated, status day to day.
    • Mar
    • 20

    DaCOSTA IS ZERILLO'S ITALIAN GRILL TRAINER OF THE MONTH

    Jason DaCosta has won with almost 30 percent of his starters since arriving in Oldsmar at the start of the 2012-2013 meeting.
    • Mar
    • 18

    DE LA CRUZ, SANTOS WIN THREE EACH, DISPLAYING DEPTH OF RIDING COLONY

    Jockeys Fernando De La Cruz and Ademar Santos trade victories throughout sparkling afternoon; Special Envoy, bred and owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone of Genuine Risk fame, sets nine-furlong turf course record.
    • Mar
    • 15

    GERALD BENNETT’S HOT STREAK PUTS HIM AHEAD IN TRAINER RACE

    Veteran conditioner extends his winning streak to five races; family and friends honor late horsemen John Herold, Jr., and Rusty Herold following fifth race.
    • Mar
    • 14

    CHOCTAW CHUCK SHOWS PLENTY OF POTENTIAL; BENNETT WINS THREE AGAIN

    Allowance turf sprint provides exciting finish for Rice family, possible up-and-comer in Florida-bred Choctaw Chuck; Saturdays and Gerald Bennett go together well -- three victories again.
    • Mar
    • 13

    HOLD ON SMOKEY HEADS LOCAL TURF SPRINT BAND; ECLIPSE WINNERS ON TV

    Oldsmar 11-race card complemented by return to action of American Pharoah and Untapable via simulcasting; Erick Rodriguez is Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month.
    • Mar
    • 11

    “AVERAGE” DAY KEEPS GALLARDO ON PACE FOR RECORD MEETING

    Top jockey now has 101 victories for the current meeting; Grade III Tampa Bay Stakes winner Lochte entered on Friday's card.
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