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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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