Industry Profile: QnA with Jockey Antonio Gallardo

Jim Gazzale of Past The Wire TV interviewed Tampa jockey Antonio Gallardo, who has dominated the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack over the past several years.  Gallardo discusses his recent winning mount in the Florida Oaks and his life as a rider.

Gallardo answers questions such as how long does it take for a jockey to learn the tendencies of a racehorse and how to bring out the best in the horse.

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NTRA National Horseplayers Championship Goes to Paul Calia

NTRA National Horseplayers Championship

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