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Minimambo aces her first track test
MINIMAMBO CRUISED HOME to a 3 3/4-length victory in breaking her maiden at first asking Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. - photo by Photo courtesy John Duca/SV Photography
Officially, Minimambo carried jockey Rosemary Homeister and 120 pounds on her back in Saturday’s fifth race, a $16,500 maiden claimer run at Tampa Bay Downs. In reality, the 3-year-old first-time starter was saddled with the hopes and dreams of 32 owners -- all women and mostly all from Camden -- who make up Fast Women LLC, when she was led into the starting gate. All the Kitalpha filly would do was to rebound from running in sixth place in the field of nine at the quarter pole of the one-mile run over the turf course to breeze home to a 3 ¾-length victory for trainer Maria Bowersock.