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    • Mar
    • 05

    PLETCHER 3-YEAR-OLD PRIMED TO SEIZE DAY, OLDSMAR SHOWCASE

    Trainer Todd Pletcher seeks his third Tampa Bay Derby victory Saturday with Carpe Diem, one of the nation's leading Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands candidates.
    • Mar
    • 04

    SEVEN RIVALS FOR CARPE DIEM, OCEAN KNIGHT IN TAMPA BAY DERBY

    Festival Day 35 card set with four outstanding stakes races and almost $1-million in total purses; Stephanie's Kitten to compete in Grade III Hillsborough.
    • Mar
    • 04

    DALE BENNETT’S FEBRUARY HAUL RESULTS IN TRAINER OF MONTH HONOR

    With eight victories in the month of February alone, Dale Bennett is a clear-cut winner of the Zerillo's Italian Grill Trainer of the Month Award.
    • Mar
    • 03

    OCEAN KNIGHT TO RETURN TO OLDSMAR FOR TAMPA BAY DERBY

    A showdown looms between the Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes winner and Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Carpe Diem.
    • Mar
    • 01

    TAMPA BAY DERBY FIELD TAKING SHAPE; GALLARDO WINS THREE AGAIN

    Probable Tampa Bay Derby favorite Carpe Diem will have to prove he's the man come Saturday; Antonio Gallardo stays hot, now has 89 winners for the meeting.
    • Mar
    • 01

    TAMPA BAY DERBY TOPS LUCRATIVE 2014-2015 STAKES SCHEDULE

    • Feb
    • 28

    HORSES, RIDERS AND TRACK EMPLOYEES BRIGHTEN A DREARY SATURDAY

    Favorites Brother Pat, Rhythm Queen capture respective divisions of Tampa Turf Test on sloppy main track; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners.
    • Feb
    • 27

    ADDED DISTANCE, POUNDS PRESENT BETTORS WITH TAMPA TURF CONUNDRUM

    Brother Pat, Cuppy Cake face stern challenges in third round of Tampa Turf Test starter handicap series on Saturday; A.P. Indian impressive after long layoff; trainer Aldana Gonzalez to appear on "Morning Glory Club" Show.
    • Feb
    • 26

    COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR FESTIVAL DAY; $150 WINNER IN SEVENTH RACE

    "March Madness," Thoroughbred style, takes over the Oldsmar oval on March 7 with lucrative Festival Day card that includes beach towel giveaway; seventh-race winner Uisneach pays $150.20 to win.
    • Feb
    • 25

    MORALES EARNS JOCKEY OF MONTH AWARD; DE LA CRUZ WINS THREE

    Pablo Morales carries on a family tradition to capture the Hilton Garden Inn Jockey of the Month Award; Fernando De La Cruz makes three visits to winner's circle, including feature on Rerun.
    • Feb
    • 22

    STELLAR GROUP OF TAMPA BAY DERBY NOMINEES RELEASED

    Click on link to view entire list of Tampa Bay Derby nominees, then read on for additional info on March 7 Festival Day program; trainer Gerry Aschinger rules the turf this weekend; Daniel Centeno rides two winners; French jockey Marc Lerner grabs first U.S. victory.
    • Feb
    • 21

    PATIENCE PAYS OFF FOR HINSLEYS, MINARET WINNER YOU BOUGHT HER

    You Bought Her rewards her owners, Richard Perkins and Hinsley Racing Stable, for their faith in her ability, as well as providing jockey Brian Pedroza with his first stakes victory.
    • Feb
    • 20

    FIELD OF 14 EXPECTED FOR MINARET; GALLARDO RIDES THREE WINNERS

    R Free Roll, Wildcat Lily face stern competition in Minaret; top jockey Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, two for trainer Jamie Ness.
    • Feb
    • 19

    LACK OF EXPERIENCE NO HINDRANCE FOR BEACH SPLASH, FANCY MAN

    Beach Splash, Fancy Man sharp in their career debuts; Erick Rodriguez, Pablo Morales each ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 19

    SPORTS MEMORABILIA, FREE GOLF, GIFT BASKETS AMONG "HEARTS REACHING OUT" AUCTION ITEMS

    Grooms, hot walkers, stable hands and exercise riders are among those who benefit from the annual event; auction items include a Seabiscuit painting, a spiritual painting on barn wood and a greeting made from horseshoes from Tampa Bay Downs runners.
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