01/01/2015 1:22PM

Allie's Event tough to beat on local turf course

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OLDSMAR, Fla. – Allie’s Event, who benefited from jockey Antonio Gallardo’s quick thinking in the stretch to win his sixth race over the Tampa Bay Downs turf course, may well earn a spot in the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Stakes on Jan. 24 with a strong showing in Saturday’s optional-claiming feature at a mile over the local turf course.