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    • Mar
    • 31

    ALLIE’S EVENT TRIES FLORIDA CUP FOR 6TH TIME; FAVORITES NOT THAT OLD YET

    11-year-old Lori Smock homebred gelding takes another shot at stakes glory Sunday; Xpressbet Florida Derby, Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby to be simulcast Saturday.
    • Mar
    • 30

    FIELDS SET FOR SUNDAY’S 15TH ANNUAL FLORIDA CUP

    Numerous stakes winners will vie for Sunshine State bragging rights in series of six $100,000 races; top jocks Castellano, Leparoux, Lezcano and Jose Ortiz expected to appear.
    • Mar
    • 29

    CAMACHO’S SURGE EARNS JOCKEY HONOR; FULLER-VARGAS, DAD CELEBRATE

    Camacho absorbs insights from a variety of sources; trainer Fuller-Vargas wins his first race with help from Mr. Reliable -- his father, jockey Jorge L. Vargas.
    • Mar
    • 26

    BALLINSKELLIGS STAYS PERFECT AT A MILE, REJUVENATES ALLEN

    4-year-old filly, claimed by Bowersock in December, now 6-for-6 going a mile on the turf; Bennett sends out two winners again.
    • Mar
    • 25

    BENNETT WIDENS LEAD IN STANDINGS, LOOKS AHEAD TO FLORIDA CUP

    Looking for a second consecutive Oldsmar training title, Bennett keeps his foot on the gas; Pacific Image wins fifth in a row, finds another home; Diaz is Tampa Turf Test champ after second victory in series.
    • Mar
    • 24

    NATIONS TRAINER OF THE MONTH; DE LA CRUZ, MORALES EACH WIN 3

    Keith Nations and his wife Cheryl thrive in tropical "winter wonderland;" Fernando De La Cruz and Pablo Morales each ride three winners; sadness at death of successful trainer Frank Seremba.
    • Mar
    • 22

    BENNETT, CENTENO KEEP CHALLENGERS AT BAY, BUT GONZALEZ GAINING

    Edwin Gonzalez gains ground on top jockey spot with three-victory day, capped by win on 12-1 shot; Gerald Bennett has comfortable lead in trainer standings.
    • Mar
    • 19

    SIX $100,000 STAKES, TOP STATE-BREDS HIGHLIGHT APRIL 2 FLORIDA CUP

    15th annual Florida Cup Day recognizes state's breeding and racing excellence; to be held on a Sunday for first time since 2004.
    • Mar
    • 18

    FORT MYERS CAN WAIT – OHIO FAMILY GETS TO WATCH THEIR HORSE WIN

    Columbus-area family watches Nice Not Nice and Jesus Castanon engineer gutsy victory on turf; jockey Victor Lebron sore but OK after fall; Sunday is final Kids and Family Day of season.
    • Mar
    • 17

    TURF ACTION HIGHLIGHTS SATURDAY CARD; BOCACHICA IS JOCKEY OF MONTH

    An 11-race card and the simulcast of the Grade II Rebel from Oaklawn Park spice Saturday activity; Orlando Bocachica learns of his Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month Award after his father's sudden death.
    • Mar
    • 15

    McCRAKEN HEADS NTRA SOPHOMORE POLL; TAPWRIT MOVES UP 10 SPOTS

    Tampa Bay Downs "graduates" well-represented in National Thoroughbred Racing Association rankings; Ricardo Feliciano, Wilmer Garcia each ride two winners.
    • Mar
    • 12

    PLETCHER, OWNERS WEIGH NEXT MOVE AFTER TAPWRIT’S DERBY TRIUMPH

    At current pace, the ongoing development of the 3-year-old colt could put him in perfect position for the Run for the Roses on May 6.
    • Mar
    • 11

    TAPWRIT’S DECISIVE VICTORY HIGHLIGHTS FESTIVAL DAY TO CHERISH

    Three stakes records and a track record excite a massive crowd; ball in trainer Todd Pletcher's court as Tapwrit proves he's ready to take the next step toward a possible date with destiny.
    • Mar
    • 11

    TAPWRIT’S WINNING TAMPA BAY DERBY MOVE LOOKED LIKE STUFF OF LEGEND

    Trainer Todd Pletcher wins his fourth Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby in last five years and third in a row; Tapwrit seems certain to vault to top tier of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands candidates; jockey Jose Ortiz calls him "really scary."
    • Mar
    • 11

    DICKINSON FLOURISHING ON TURF, HANDLES STRONG HILLSBOROUGH FIELD

    No question: Dickinson has arrived as a turf mare to be reckoned with; Elysea's World comes on late for second.
    • Mar
    • 11

    FIFTY FIVE EXCEEDS SPEED LIMIT IN RECORD-BREAKING FLORIDA OAKS WIN

    Fifty Five flies home late to take Grade III Florida Oaks under jockey Jose Ortiz.
    • Mar
    • 10

    GONZALEZ SECOND IN OLDSMAR HISTORY TO RIDE SIX WINNERS ON A CARD

    A 6-for-7 performance moves him into second place in the track standings, and he looks forward to riding Lots o' Lex on Saturday in the Grade II Hillsborough Stakes on the turf.
    • Mar
    • 10

    MINUS STARS, CASSE RELOADS; GONZALEZ WINS 6; BRNJAS TRAINER OF MONTH

    Richest day in track history set, with three graded stakes including the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby; trainer Mark Casse has State of Honor in that race, La Coronel and Tamit in Florida Oaks; Edwin Gonzalez second jockey in Oldsmar history to win six on a single card; Ashlee Brnjas is Tampa Bay Brewing Company Trainer of the Month.
    • Mar
    • 09

    PLETCHER’S PRESENCE LIKELY TO BE FELT ON FESTIVAL DAY

    Tapwrit, Sonic Mule give Pletcher decent shot at fifth Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby victory, as well as a repeat 1-2 performance.
    • Mar
    • 08

    DYNATAIL GETS CLASS TEST IN FLORIDA OAKS; ALL-STAKES PICK-5 WAGER SET

    Local hopeful will dare high-class shippers to catch her in Grade III turf event; Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby will be Leg 5 of all-stakes Pick-5 wager.