OLDSMAR, Fla. (February 10, 2009) Jockey Rosemary Homeister, Jr., who is currently the second leading rider at Tampa Bay Downs through 40 days of racing, added three more victories to her win tally today. Homeister has been to the Winner’s Circle 41 times thus far, has ridden 33 second place finishers and 24 thirds.

Homeister’s first win came aboard Expect Validity, a six-year-old Valid Expectations gelding bred in Florida by Arthur Appleton. Valid Expectations is owned by Tampa Bay Downs’s leading owner Richard Averill and is trained by Kirk Ziadie.

Homeister struck again with Trippi Dippedy Dot, a three-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Trippi under the care of conditioner Timothy Griffin for owner Kenneth Griffin. Homeister rounded out her hat trick aboard Kaleigh Rose, a John Kimmel trainee owned by A Breed Apart, Shamrock Racing and Mike Deljudice.


This Saturday is Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South, featuring the Grade III $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the Grade III $125,000 Endeavour Stakes and the $75,000 Suncoast Stakes. New on the Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South card is Taste of the Bay, in which local restaurants feature some of their most popular menu items during the event adjacent and just north of the Grandstand. Each featured Bay area restaurant will have a variety of items available at reasonable prices from 11 AM until 4 PM. Additionally, Tampa Bay Downs and Lambholm South are teaming up to offer a T-shirt giveaway for the first 5,000 paid admissions while supplies last.

Racing resumes Thursday, February 12 with a ten race card; there is a Pick 6 carryover of $16,645.99. 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.