01/07/2016 12:54PM

Butler glad to be riding Richies Sweetheart in Turf Dash


OLDSMAR, Fla. – Dean Butler inherited the mount on Richies Sweetheart at the last minute Dec. 19 because another jockey failed to show up at Tampa Bay Downs, and the horse and rider became fast friends, scoring by a half-length in the $80,000 Lightning City Stakes. That ride earned Butler a return call aboard Richies Sweetheart when the 5-year-old mare takes on a strong group of males here Saturday in the $100,000 Turf Dash.