12/16/2013 1:10PM

Tampa Bay Downs: Centeno returns to challenge leading rider De La Cruz


OLDSMAR, Fla. – Jockey Fernando De La Cruz has started the Tampa Bay Downs meeting on a tear, winning 16 races through the first six programs of the meet, which began Dec. 4, while winning at a blistering 39 percent clip. But news out of Maryland may have a profound effect on the De La Cruz express. Daniel Centeno, who won four straight riding titles at Tampa from the 2006-07 meet through the 2009-10 meet, is returning to ride at Tampa Bay Downs.