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Pair Of Half-Brothers Capture Florida Cup Stakes At Tampa

The 17th annual Florida Cup, a celebration of the Sunshine State’s rich heritage of Thoroughbred breeding and racing excellence, was held under sunny skies, with temperatures in the low 80’s at Tampa Bay Downs. All the action took place on a fast main track and a firm turf course in front of a spirited crowd […]

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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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Vision Perfect Takes Turf Dash; Late Scratch Pay Any Price Unharmed After Breaking Through Gate

As trainer Jason Servis prepared to watch his 6-year-old horse Vision Perfect compete in Tampa Bay Downs’ $100,000 Turf Dash via simulcast from Gulfstream Park, he thought about calling his assistant, Frank Malocsay, to try to relay new instructions to jockey Antonio Gallardo after the late scratch of speedster Pay Any Price. Fortunately for Servis, […]

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Hotshot Anna Sizzles In Presque Isle Downs Masters

Owner-trainer Hugh Robertson’s Hotshot Anna scored her fourth consecutive victory on Monday night, taking the Grade 2 Presque Isle Downs Masters under Antonio Gallardo while just missing the track record for 6 1/2 furlongs by five hundredths of a second. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Trappe Shot out of Avalos, by Holy Bull, covered the […]

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Stormy Embrace Prepping For Filly & Mare Sprint In Gulfstream’s Sheer Drama Stakes

Matalona Thoroughbreds’ Stormy Embrace, who earned a fees-paid berth in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3 in her most recent start, is scheduled to seek her fourth straight triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Kathleen O’Connell, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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First Grade 1 Win Catapults Gallardo To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the United Nations (G1) aboard the longest shot in the field, Antonio Gallardo earned his first Grade 1 victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 25 – July 1, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of […]

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