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Sunday, March 22, 2009


CIBELLI, PROCTOR TRAIN TWO WINNERS; CENTENO RIDES THREE TO VICTORY


OLDSMAR, Fla. (March 21, 2009) Conditioners Jane Cibelli and Tom Proctor saddled two winners each on the afternoon’s card, while leading rider Daniel Centeno booted home three winners to round out the eleven race program.

Cibelli got her first trip to the Winner’s Circle of the day with A Curious Lady. The five-year-old Montbrook mare was bred in Florida by owner Laurence Foggle and was ridden by Tampa Bay Downs’s second leading rider Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Cibelli struck again with High on Candy; the High Yield gelding carries the colors of owner Sullimar Stables and had the services of jockey Jose Velez, Jr.


Tom Proctor scored his first victory on the program with first time starter My New Lady. The three-year-old My Eminence filly was bred in Florida by owner Glen Hill Farm and carried jockey Ronnie Allen, Jr. in the irons. Proctor took his second trip to the Winner’s Circle with Native Miz, this time for owner Small Batch Thoroughbreds with jockey Daniel Centeno riding.

Centeno won two more races today, giving him 107 victories through 69 days of racing at the Oldsmar oval; his next win came aboard Waitingfor Tonight, a Florida-bred daughter of Palance under the care of trainer Nabu Morales for owner Juan Arrigada. Centeno rounded out his hat trick with Gesundheit, a four-year-old Gone West colt conditioned by Bernell Rhone and owned by Will Carlson and Jerry Pint.

Racing resumes tomorrow, March 22 with a ten race card; there is a Pick 6 carryover of $8,093.83 and a High 5 carryover is $3,356.84. The Silks Poker Room is open daily from 12:30 PM through 12:30 AM, and The Downs Golf Practice Facility is open on Mondays from 10:00 AM through 10:00 PM and on Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:30 AM through 10:00 PM.


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