Tampa Bay Downs: Leading Trainer Gerald Bennett Saddles Three Winners

Off to a fast start at the 2020-21 Tampa Bay Downs meet in Oldsmar, Fla., leading trainer Gerald Bennett sent out three winners on Saturday’s program. He’s won with 11 of his first 33 starters.

Bennett won the first race with Lady Breanna, a 5-year-old Florida-bred mare bred and owned by J J Brevan Stable and ridden by Daniel Centeno. He added the eighth race on the turf with D’craziness, a 7-year-old Florida-bred horse owned by Averill Racing and ridden by Samy Camacho.

Bennett’s third victory came in the 10th and final race with Ticket to Alaska, a 2-year-old gelding owned by William MacKinnon and ridden by Camacho.

Alvarado and Gallardo joined Camacho in winning two races. Alvarado won the second race aboard the 6-year-old mare Stated for owner-trainer Bruno Tessore. Gallardo captured the ninth race, the Lambholm South Race of the Week on the turf, on Crown and Sugar, a 5-year-old Florida-bred mare owned by Reitman Stables and trained by Darien Rodriguez.

Thoroughbred racing continues Wednesday with a nine-race card beginning at 12:42 p.m. Sunday racing at Tampa Bay Downs begins Dec. 20 as the track moves to a four-days-a-week schedule for the duration of the meeting. The track will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, but will stage a full card on Thursday, Dec. 24.

With the exception of Christmas and Easter Sunday, April 4, Tampa Bay Downs is open every day for simulcast wagering, no-limits action and tournament play in The Silks Poker Room and golf fun and instruction at The Downs Golf Practice Facility.

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