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    • Apr
    • 14

    FERRER IS JOCKEY OF MONTH; SIMULCAST ACTION FEATURES OLDSMAR ‘GRADS’

    Learning from Hall of Famers Cordero and Velasquez encourages Ferrer to "pay it forward," even as he continues to win at a healthy rate; Centeno, Gonzalez ride two winners each.
    • Apr
    • 12

    DE LA CRUZ WINS THREE, BUT FORCED TO TAKE OFF WITH SHOULDER INJURY

    Veteran rider aggravates injury incurred Friday while riding third successive winner; largest trifecta payout of meeting in eighth race, fueled by 77-1 shot Melora.
    • Apr
    • 09

    CENTENO AIMS FOR 6TH TITLE; MORALES TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH CONCUSSION

    Venezuela native not only leads jockey standings, he has the best winning percentage; Morales being evaluated at St. Joseph's; Allen now has 3,497 winners after two-win day.
    • Apr
    • 08

    SEVEN HORSES CHANGE HANDS THROUGH CLAIMS BOX ON ACTIVE SATURDAY

    The Tampa Bay Downs Claims Clerk, Brenda Jones, conducts a track-record 12-way shake after the third race; Daniel Centeno, Edwin Gonzalez each ride three winners.
    • Apr
    • 07

    BOWERSOCK TRAINER OF MONTH; FERRER WOWED BY AUGUSTA NATIONAL

    Former barrel racer earns Tampa Bay Brewing Company Trainer of Month honor; veteran jockey Jose Ferrer inspired by first-ever Masters visit, rides two winners.
    • Apr
    • 07

    BRYCE ALDERSON’S RECOVERY IS THE STUFF OF MIRACLES

    Jockey Bryce Alderson, who suffered a traumatic brain injury and numerous facial fractures in a Dec. 21 spill at Tampa Bay Downs, is ready to go home to Fort Erie, Ontario after making an incredible recovery.
    • Apr
    • 05

    SKILL, STRATEGY AND TIMELY FORTUNE EARN TOP TWO TRIP TO 2018 NHC

    New Yorker, Manatee County resident are making plans to travel to Las Vegas next winter for National Handicapping Championship; Judy's Chance wins again; trainer Bernell Rhone saddles two winners.
    • Apr
    • 02

    WORLD APPROVAL STRUTS GRADE I FORM; R ANGEL KATELYN IMPECCABLE

    Quality day of Florida-bred competition sees Grade I winner World Approval kick off 5-year-old campaign in impressive fashion; R Angel Katelyn tallies third stakes victory of meeting; Tiger Blood gives trainer Darien Rodriguez another reason to celebrate, three days after birth of his son.
    • Apr
    • 01

    FLORIDA CUP SPONSORS FIND BREEDING, RAISING HORSES A LABOR OF LOVE

    Joe and Helen Barbazon, the owners of Pleasant Acres Stallions in Marion County, seeking their own Florida Cup trophy Sunday in Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies; four jockeys moving their tack following the weekend.
    • 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.