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Derby Day Memories

by Press Box | May 03, 2015
A crowd of 10,379 fans -- ranging from lifelong Thoroughbred enthusiasts to fun-loving Generation Yers who had never seen a horse race -- helped to make the Kentucky Derby celebration at Tampa Bay Downs one of the most successful in track history.

Here is a scrapbook of an afternoon spent at the Oldsmar oval leading to the 141st Run for the Roses.

A replica of the Twin Spires greeted visitors to the Pavilion Party

Thanks to Heather and Jennifer for their help with the
Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund silent auction

The track's creative team designed the oversized mint julep glasses

Amy and budding jockey Gary are set for an afternoon of racing excitement

Friends Jeannie Pichee and Carol Richters know how to celebrate a Derby

Jockey Ronnie Allen, Jr., sure picked the right race to win!

Style -- well, it never goes out of style

The mint julep stand was doing a brisk business leading to the Derby

Yankees and Indians fans agreed: American Pharoah would be tough to beat

It's a five-way dead heat for first place!

Sunday morning signaled a new set of dreams at the Oldsmar oval

Shane! Shane! Come back! And we will -- June 30 and July 1!

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