No bute, no Lasix, no respect!
And no problem for the gritty Tackleberry, who continues to confound the
experts and outrun just about everybody's expectations except those of
his owner-trainer Luis Olivares. Saturday, Tackleberry held off Soaring
Empire and Tizway to add the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap to his
earlier victories this winter in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Sprint and
Sunshine Millions Classic.
Despite carrying highweight of 121 pounds, Tackleberry led every step of
the way under regular rider Javier Santiago to register his third
graded stakes win in his last four starts and seventh win overall in his
last eight races dating back to early October.