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    • Oct
    • 31

    HORSES RETURN TO SUN ON THEIR BACKS, RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

    Trainers and their charges enjoy the laid-back environment of the Oldsmar barn area, which opened Tuesday in advance of Opening Day on Nov. 24.
    • Oct
    • 30

    EIGHT OLDSMAR ‘GRADUATES’ ENTERED IN BREEDERS’ CUP

    Imperial Hint seeks to turn tables on Roy H in TwinSpires Sprint; Catholic Boy takes on elders in Classic; Oldsmar trainer Kathleen O'Connell has high hopes for Stormy Embrace in Filly and Mare Sprint.
    • Oct
    • 29

    TOUCH VODKA, ZAXBY’S TO SPONSOR CUP RACES; BARN AREA OPENS TUESDAY

    The 17th annual, six-race Florida Cup has a full roster of race sponsors; with Opening Day on horizon, Thoroughbreds set to arrive; Tampa Bay Downs to simulcast 35th Breeders' Cup on Friday and Saturday.
    • Sep
    • 27

    RECORD STAKES SCHEDULE WHETS ANTICIPATION FOR 2018-2019 MEETING

    This season's stakes schedule offers a record $3.74-million in purse money, with a 15-percent Florida Cup Day increase fueled through the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes program; $1-million Festival Day, highlighted by Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, is March 9; stall applications are due Friday.
    • Aug
    • 30

    TAMPA BAY DOWNS USES AmTOTE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT AFTERCARE

    By donating a portion of their earnings, bettors at Tampa Bay Downs can assist retired Thoroughbreds through a joint venture between the racetrack, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and AmTote International.
    • Jul
    • 01

    PERSEVERANCE EARNS MONTERREY FIRST JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE TITLE

    Come-from-behind victory in fourth race swung the tide in veteran rider's favor; Shane Laviolette wins pair for trainer Efren Loza, Jr.
    • Jun
    • 30

    RAIN CAN’T DAMPEN FESTIVE COMPETITION; ALVAREZ LEADS CHALLENGE

    Jose Alvarez rides two winners to take first-day lead in $5,000 Jockeys' Challenge; track, horsemen donate $57,535 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
    • Jun
    • 27

    SUMMER FESTIVAL RETURNS TO DELIGHT RACING FANS, FUN-SEEKERS

    A pair of eight-race Thoroughbred cards on Saturday and Sunday, combined with Corgi races, a seafood festival and musical entertainment on Saturday, serve as a perfect lead-in to the nation's birthday for racing fans.
    • Jun
    • 21

    LISA MISIEWICZ HENRY: A REMEMBRANCE

    Popular former jockey Lisa Misiewicz Henry died Friday at 59.
    • Jun
    • 14

    SUMMER SERIES AT SILKS OFFERS MORE THAN $200,000 IN PRIZE MONEY

    Eight events, including two with guaranteed prize pools of $125,000 and $50,000, draw top players seeking large cash prizes, outstanding competition and fun atmosphere.
    • Jun
    • 06

    ROWDY FINDS EQUESTRIAN, INC., RETIREMENT HOME TO HIS LIKING

    Veteran of at least 20 racetracks living the sweet life after his owner decides it's time.
    • May
    • 06

    BENNETT, GALLARDO, AVERILL, BRACHO GARNER MEETING HARDWARE

    Meeting leaders Gerald Bennett, Antonio Gallardo, Rich Averill and Jose A. Bracho are honored with trophies between races, congrats to all and appreciation for their support of racing and Tampa Bay Downs; Shannon Uske rides three winners, two for Bobby Raymond; Samy Camacho rides two winners to get to 100 for the meeting.
    • May
    • 05

    NOBLE DRAMA, PROSPECTIVE LADY CAPTURE INAUGURAL FTBOA STAKES

    Noble Drama rallies under Willie Martinez to capture FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes; 20-year-old jockey Jose A. Bracho wins FTBOA Ivanavinalot on Prospective Lady; Fan Appreciation Day is Sunday; Justify runs competition off their feet to win Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, probably would have done so on bounce-house surface.
    • May
    • 04

    OLDSMAR 3-YEAR-OLD STAKES SERVE AS EXCITING PRELUDE TO 144th DERBY

    Saturday's FTBOA-sponsored stakes honor racing legends Silver Charm, Ivanavinalot; action starts early with first Churchill Downs simulcast at 10:30 a.m.; Ademar Santos is Senor Tequila Jockey of the Month; Samy Camacho keeps clicking, rides three winners and has 45 over last 20 Oldsmar racing days; Gerald Bennett, Averill Racing take charge in trainer, owner races.
    • May
    • 03

    MITCHELL HONORED AS NORTH FLORIDA PGA SECTION TEACHER OF YEAR

    Beginners, low handicappers seeking an edge and professionals all benefit from the insights of The Downs Golf Practice Facility professional, who takes prestigious honor for the second time.
    • Apr
    • 29

    ROAD FROM OLDSMAR TO LOUISVILLE WELL-KNOWN BY TOP 3-YEAR-OLDS

    Flameaway, Magnum Moon and Vino Rosso bidding to become fourth Kentucky Derby winner with Tampa Bay Downs experience; Samy Camacho, Ademar Santos ride two winners apiece.
    • Apr
    • 28

    FTBOA STAKES HONORING SILVER CHARM OFFERS WINNER ‘FOREVER HOME’

    The winner of the May 5 FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes earns retirement at Old Friends, where the celebrated Hall of Fame Florida-bred for whom the race is named resides; Antonio Gallardo and Samy Camacho each ride three winners, helping Gerald Bennett and Kathleen O'Connell remain tied atop the trainer standings.
    • Apr
    • 27

    LOZA HORSES KEEP CLICKING, BUT STABLE STAR HAS HIM IN CLOVER

    Fear the Cowboy has trainer Efren Loza, Jr., counting his blessings, and a 10-for-18 mark at the Oldsmar oval is quite the dessert; Antonio Gallardo rides both Loza winners and one more, to boot; Ademar Santos wins two.
    • Apr
    • 25

    RODRIGUEZ IS TAMPA BAY BREWING COMPANY TRAINER OF MONTH

    Low-key conditioner Darien Rodriguez has won with his last four starters and six of his last eight; Samy Camacho, Antonio Gallardo and Pablo Morales each ride two winners; Daniel Centeno wraps up Oldsmar season.
    • Apr
    • 22

    FTBOA STAKES SURE TO SPICE UP DERBY DAY; CAMACHO EN FUEGO, AS THEY SAY

    Two $100,000 stakes for state-bred 3-year-olds to complement Kentucky Derby Day fun; Samy Camacho rides three winners, has 35 over last 15 racing days; Lisa Allen teams with hubby Mike Allen, Don's Beach for her first career training victory in ninth race.