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    • Jan
    • 16

    3-YEAR-OLD STAKES HEADLINE SATURDAY CARD; $35,340 PICK-5 CARRYOVER

    Win Win Win, Molto Bella among 18 sophomores aiming to establish a strong foundation for 2019; win payoffs of $52, $26.40 and $83.40 help create added Pick-5 excitement.
    • Jan
    • 13

    CAMACHO KEEPS ROLLING, EYES MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES ON HORIZON

    Second four-victory performance of the meeting for last year's runner-up; deadline to register for "High Rollers Handicapping Contest" extended to noon on Saturday, the day of the event.
    • Jan
    • 12

    SKYWAY FESTIVAL DAY FIELDS TAKING SHAPE; TRICKS TO DOO WINS

    Grade II winner Call Paul has credentials to tackle Pasco; Classic Fit approaching Gasparilla in fine form; Skyway Festival Day fun to include big-money handicapping contest; Tricks to Doo loving the Oldsmar lawn.
    • Jan
    • 11

    64-YEAR-OLD JOCKEY LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR UPSET VICTORY

    Gilberto Laiz rides first-time starter Snow Forecast with supreme confidence to shock rivals, bettors; "College Day" contest is Saturday; huge Pick-5, Pick-4 payoffs after 41-1 shot wins 10th.
    • Jan
    • 09

    JOCKEY OF MONTH CASTANON SHARES MILESTONE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS

    Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Award winner reflects on the contributions of racing's far-flung community to his success; wave of long-shot winners creates a $34,672 Pick-5 carryover into Friday's card on races 6-10.
    • Jan
    • 06

    JANUARY 19 SKYWAY FESTIVAL DAY STAKES DRAW 79 NOMINATIONS

    Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go, Grade II Saratoga winner Call Paul head Pasco list; Fancy Dress Party, Fashion Faux Pas among Gasparilla nominees; Samy Camacho rides two winners, extends lead in standings.
    • Jan
    • 05

    CASTANON REACHES 2,500 IN STYLE WITH GATE-TO-WIRE MASTERPIECE

    Changing tactics results in milestone Tampa Turf Test victory aboard Derek Ryan-trained mare Tearless; Wagon Boss wins Males Division on the dirt; Endeavour Prep is Sunday.
    • Jan
    • 04

    CORNUCOPIA OF SATURDAY DELIGHTS: TURF TEST, HEROES, MORNING GLORY

    Saturday is Military Appreciation Day; "Morning Glory Club" Show at 10 a.m. to feature jockey Feargal Lynch; Kathleen O'Connell, Gerald Bennett each win two; Jesus Castanon nears career milestone.
    • Jan
    • 02

    O’CONNELL EARNS RUMBA ISLAND TRAINER AWARD; CAMACHO WINS 3 AGAIN

    Nine-race card Friday beginning at 12:54 p.m.; Military Appreciation Day is Saturday.
    • Dec
    • 30

    “HIGH ROLLERS HANDICAPPING CONTEST” JAN. 19; NO STOPPING GALLARDO

    Top prize of $20,000, seat at NTRA Handicapping World Series expected to lure sharp bunch; four-time Oldsmar jockey champion has 15 winners over last six racing days; trainer Kathleen O'Connell just misses going 4-for-4; Tampa Bay Downs officials and employees urge everyone to stay safe and celebrate the New Year responsibly.
    • Dec
    • 29

    MORALES WINS 200TH OF YEAR; CAMACHO WINS 3

    Consistency, thou art a jewel -- Pablo Morales has won at least 100 races nine consecutive years, one of only 21 jockeys to reach 200 this year.
    • Dec
    • 28

    MASSAM, WOLFSON 1-2 IN FESTIVUS CHALLENGE; GALLARDO STAYS HOT

    Long shots pave way for handicapping "hobbyist" to win first prize; jockey Antonio Gallardo has 11 victories over last four racing days; "Morning Glory Club" Show at 10 a.m. on Saturday features trainer Kent Sweezey; Military Appreciation Day is Jan. 5.
    • Dec
    • 26

    SEÑOR TEQUILA HONOR A FITTING CAP TO GALLARDO’S YEAR OF SUCCESS

    Popular Oldsmar rider looking for a few big horses in 2019, has eight victories over last three days; trainer Kent Sweezey to join track announcer Richard Grunder for "Morning Glory Club" on Saturday.
    • Dec
    • 23

    “COLLEGE DAY” CONTEST OFFERS FIVE $2,000 SCHOLARSHIPS; ALLEN WINS 3

    How should horse racing be marketed to the next generation of sports fans and consumers? Tampa Bay Downs goes to the source for answers; veteran Ronnie Allen, Jr., scores a hat trick.
    • Dec
    • 22

    STIDHAM IS SALT ROCK TAVERN TRAINER OF MONTH; GALLARDO WINS FOUR

    Veteran trainer's quick start mirrors last season; four-time jockey champ has plenty to celebrate; Morning Glory Club returns Saturday, Dec. 29.
    • Dec
    • 20

    FRIDAY’S LIVE RACING CARD, TRAINING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    The 2018-2019 meeting will pick up Saturday with a 10-race program, followed by long-awaited Sunday Thoroughbred action.
    • Dec
    • 19

    HOW SHE MET HARV: TEEN GIVES FORMER RACEHORSE ANOTHER CHANCE

    Former Tampa Bay Downs runner finds new purpose in Minnesota with 17-year-old Madi; "How I Met Harv" is on sale in the track Gift Shop, part of proceeds go to retired racehorse adoption services.
    • Dec
    • 19

    CAMACHO REACHES 200-VICTORY MARK FOR 2018 AND KEEPS GOING

    No rain clouds in Samy's world -- he rides four winners to reach milestone; Jose A. Bracho sweeps early daily double in saddle; those whippersnappers are a combined 51 years old, pups compared to Jorge L. Vargas, who wins fifth race with 61st birthday approaching.
    • Dec
    • 15

    WORLD OF TROUBLE LIVES UP TO HYPE IN DOMINANT MARION COUNTY SCORE

    Versatile 3-year-old Florida-bred achieves a track-record 109 Beyer Speed Figure in tour de force; Silver Bay relishes slop in City of Ocala triumph; Daniel Centeno rides both 2-year-old stakes winners, Inaugural champ Gladiator King and Sandpiper star Fashion Faux Pas.
    • Dec
    • 14

    “CHAPLAIN PETE” WALKS THE BACKSTRETCH TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED

    Former jockey Pete Crisswell has spent a lifetime on the racetrack. This season at Tampa Bay Downs, he is bringing the good word to backstretch workers and other members of the racing community through his Race Track Chaplaincy of America ministry.