Smokem Kitten, Cali Thirty Seven Win GP Stakes; Ten Races Today at GP, Tampa Bay Dark

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park has ten races today with first post of 1:15 p.m.

Tampa Bay Downs is dark today.  It will resume racing on Friday with nine races and first post of 12:35 p.m.

At Gulfstream on Saturday, Smokem Kitten and Cali Thirty Seven both led at every call and won stakes races on the turf.

Smokem Kitten held off a late charge by Middleburg to win by a head in the $100,000 Miami Mile (Grade 3) for 3-year-olds and up.

Edgar Prado rode Smokem Kitten, the 9-5 favorite, who won in the fast time of 1:33.01 on the course listed as firm.  Mike Maker trains the 4-year-old Smokem Kitten for breeders and owners Ken and  Sarah Ramsey.

Cali Thirty Seven took an early lead and was never seriously challenged as she went on to beat Notte d’Oro in the $100,000 Powder Break at one mile for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up. Notte d’Oro was the favorite at 2-1 and Cali Thirty Seven was at 5-2 odds.

Joe Bravo rode Cali Thirty Seven, a 4-year-old filly, who won in 1:33.84 for trainer Joe Orseno.

Bravo, who came in for the day from Kentucky, also rode Middleburg for trainer Christophe Clement.

Note: the photo on the home page shows Smoken Kitten, the grey horse with jockey Prado in the red cap, edging out the 6 horse Middleburg in the Miami Mile. The photo is from Gulfstream, by Leslie Martin.

Tampa Bay Downs

*Daniel Centeno rode three winners at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. He took the second race on the turf on 10-1 shot Annabella Hall, a 5-year-old Florida-bred mare owned by Hemingway Racing and trained by Ian Hemingway.

Centeno added the fourth on the turf on 3-year-old colt Italian Charm for breeder-owner Green Hills Farm and trainer Christophe Clement and also won the seventh on 6-year-old gelding Summit County for owner Charles Fisher and trainer John Rigattieri.

Trainer Hemingway sent out two winners, grabbing the sixth race on the turf on breeder-owner Robyn Thompson’s 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Leroisgoldanimal.

That was one of two winners for jockey Pablo Morales, who had won the fifth race aboard first-time starter Awesome Type, a 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding, for owner Savoy Stable and trainer Dale Bennett.

Antonio Gallardo also rode two winners, taking the third race on 4-year-old Florida-bred filly Dove in Flight for owner Pedro Alarcon and trainer Efren Loza, Jr., and adding the eighth race on the turf on 4-year-old filly Distorted Type for owner Jagger, Inc., and trainer Jamie Ness.

Distorted Type was claimed for $32,000 by her new owner-trainer, David Hinsley.

With four days left in the 2015-2016 meet, Gallardo has 133 wins and will win his third straight Tampa  Bay jockeys title.

Centeno is second with 92, followed by Ronald Allen  Jr. with 72 wins.