12/31/2014 4:58PM

Gallardo continues hot riding with five wins


Antonio Gallardo continued to win races at a torrid clip at Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday, scoring with five of his eight mounts on the nine-race card.

Gallardo is now 33 for 106 at the meet, a winning average of 31 percent. He leads the rider standings by 16 wins over Daniel Centeno.

On Wednesday, Gallardo’s wins came for five different trainers. He won the second race with D’nied Permission ($6.80) for Jamie Ness; the third race with Lady Fog Horn ($16.40) for Anthony Granitz; the sixth race with Shore Runner ($5) for John Terranova; the seventh race with Xtra Approval ($8.40) for Chad Stewart; and the ninth race with Maggie Sue ($5.40) for Jordan Blair.

Gallardo, a native of Spain, won last year’s Tampa riding title with 124 wins, 14 more than runner-up Ronnie Allen Jr.