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Defending Top Jockey Samy Camacho Rides Four Winners Wednesday At Tampa

Defending Tampa Bay Downs jockey champion Samy Camacho rode four winners on Wednesday, gaining ground on four-time champion Antonio Gallardo in the 2019-2020 Oldsmar standings. Camacho, who won the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 7, trails Gallardo 85-80 entering Friday’s scheduled eight-race card. Camacho captured the second race on the […]

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‘Feels Really Good’: Antonio Gallardo Rides Five Winners Sunday At Tampa

With a chance to ride five winners on a single card at Tampa Bay Downs for the fifth time in his career, leading jockey Antonio Gallardo went into the eighth race brimming with confidence. Everyone could see why after first-time starter Chart ran away and hid from her six rivals, posting a 5 ¼-length victory […]

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‘You Have To Remember Where You Came From’: Antonio Gallardo Ready For The New Year

Before the 2019-2020 Tampa Bay Downs meeting resumed on Nov. 27, jockey Antonio Gallardo took his wife Polliana and their two children to his hometown of Jerez de la Frontera in Cadiz, Spain to visit with his parents and other relatives. After a down-to-the-wire duel with good friend Pablo Morales for the Presque Isle Downs […]

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Hotshot Anna Continues Her Mastery Of Presque Isle Downs, Repeats In Masters

Running her record over the Presque Isle Downs Tapeta surface to a perfect 4-for-4, Hotshot Anna overtook Talk Veuve to Me in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $400,000 Masters Stakes for the second year in a row under Antonio Gallardo. Owned and trained by Hugh Robertson, Hotshot Anna – a 5-year-old mare by […]

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Firenze Fire Set For 4-Year-Old Debut On Florida Cup Day At Tampa

Grade I-winning millionaire Firenze Fire, a participant in last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Breeders’ Cup, heads a list of 51 entrants in Sunday’s 17th annual Florida Cup Day at Tampa Bay Downs. Each of the six Florida Cup stakes races for registered Florida-breds offers a purse of $115,000. Post time for […]

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Jockey Gallardo Sore But Unharmed After Tampa Spill

Jockey Antonio Gallardo incurred a left-leg contusion after being thrown to the turf in Sunday’s seventh race at Tampa Bay Downs. Gallardo was unseated when his mount, 5-year-old gelding Lodestar, broke down in the stretch run. Gallardo walked back to the jockeys’ room afterward and was extremely sore after the race, but did not require […]

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‘I’m Just Thinking About Winning’: Samy Camacho Setting A Hot Pace At Tampa

With four victories today, Samy Camacho is winning races at a pace that would enable him to better Antonio Gallardo’s single-season Tampa Bay Downs record of 147 set during the 2014-2015 meeting. Camacho has 46 winners through the first 27 days of the current meeting. If he maintains that rate throughout, he would finish with […]

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Gallardo Setting Sights High In 2019, Hoping For Tampa Bay Derby Mount

Antonio Gallardo joined the exclusive club of Grade I-winning jockeys in June when he won the United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park aboard the 4-year-old colt Funtastic for trainer Chad Brown. The four-time Tampa Bay Downs champion jockey derived equal enjoyment from his victory on 4-year-old filly Hotshot Anna for owner-trainer Hugh Robertson in the […]

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World Of Trouble Sets New Stakes Record In Florida Sire Stakes

Michael Dubb considers his 3-year-old Florida-bred colt World of Trouble nothing less than a remarkable specimen. But as he prepared to face seven overmatched foes in the $125,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, Dubb couldn’t help feeling a little queasy about his 1-5 shot. “It’s […]

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