05/01/2010 11:00PM

O'Connell, Ness tie for Tampa training title


OLDSMAR, Fla. - The training race at the 2009-2010 Tampa Bay Downs meeting came down to the final day, and both Kathleen O'Connell and Jamie Ness captured a race on the final program to wind up tied for the top spot with 51 victories each at the meeting.

O'Connell, who had a total of nine runners entered in seven races, won the sixth race with Lacy's Tune ($4.60), but Ness won with his only starter on the card, capturing the eighth with Friendly Selection ($12.40).

It was the fourth straight title for Ness, while it was the second for O'Connell, who captured the title here in 1998-99.