Antonio Gallardo on the tricky Tampa Bay Downs courses

December 10, 2023

Jockey Antonio Gallardo wins a lot of races. He also wins a lot of races at Tampa Bay Downs where he is one of the perennial leading riders year after year.

Most of us know Tampa Bay Downs dirt track plays quirky and is different than a lot of dirt tracks across the country. It is known as a surface that can be tiring, but also a track where horses can get very fit. It is one of our favorite angles on Tracking Trips and Jonathan Stettin has been playing horses coming off not only the Tampa Bay dirt, but also the turf course as well. many of the top turf trainers at Gulfstream Park like Chad Brown and Christophe Clement send horses to run on the Tampa turf, why?

We caught up with jockey Antonio Gallardo in the Tampa Bay paddock fresh off his first two wins on the Saturday card. Antonio gives us some insight into the Tampa Bay Downs dirt and turf. Takeaways, here you go! Nobody Does it Better!

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