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    • Dec
    • 03

    BENNETT SWEEPS COTILLION FESTIVAL DAY STAKES

    Chance of Luck confirms trainer's high opinion by holding on in Inaugural; Florida-bred filly R Angel Katelyn rewards Bradenton, Fla.-based owners with impressive Sandpiper score.
    • Dec
    • 02

    BARGAIN BUYS AMONG TOP CONTENDERS ON COTILLION FESTIVAL CARD

    Trainer Jason DaCosta spent $15,000 combined for two of top Inaugural Stakes contenders; rival Gerald Bennett sends out Sandpiper favorite; Peruvian jockeys Pablo Morales, Fernando De La Cruz each ride two winners.
    • Nov
    • 30

    CENTENO’S EXCELLENT NEW YORK ADVENTURE FOLLOWED BY THREE-BAGGER

    After picking up $160,000 in stakes purse money Saturday at Aqueduct in New York, Centeno serves notice he is eager to keep the ball rolling throughout the winter and early spring at his home racetrack.
    • Nov
    • 26

    FOR DeMASI, REAL JOY IS HAVING ANOTHER FAST FILLY TO CALL HER OWN

    Time will tell if Everything Lovely can match the on-track accomplishments of Joya Real, but her performance today has co-owner and trainer Kathleen DeMasi eager to find out; 2016-2017 meeting resumes in front of 4,010.
    • Nov
    • 23

    PROMISE OF NEW SEASON TO BE REALIZED SATURDAY

    An 11-race card begins at 12:10 p.m., highlighted by the Lightning City Prep.
    • Nov
    • 21

    SPECIAL EVENTS, GIVEAWAYS HIGHLIGHT 2016-2017 SCHEDULE

    Popular "Welcome Back" Breakfast is on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8-10 a.m.; calendars, caps, umbrellas among items to be given away this season to loyal fans; four "Kids & Family Day" outings on tap.
    • Nov
    • 17

    OLDSMAR OVAL TOASTS NEW FLORIDA CUP DAY SPONSORS

    The EG Vodka Turf Classic and the 14 Hands Winery Sophomore Turf are two of six $100,000 stakes races scheduled on the lucrative April 2 card.
    • Nov
    • 02

    DELACOUR’S A.P. INDIAN HEADS SPRINT; SPIETH TO RIDE IN CLASSIC

    Plenty of Tampa Bay Downs connections add to the intrigue and excitement for area racing fans as Breeders' Cup XXXIII approaches; both Friday and Saturday action to be simulcast at Tampa Bay Downs and Tampa Greyhound Track Poker & Racebook.
    • Oct
    • 30

    TRAINER DINI WELCOMES FIRST ARRIVALS; OPENING DAY IS NOV. 26

    The opening of the barn area signals a heightened anticipation for the resumption of the 2016-2017 meeting on Saturday, Nov. 26; track to open for training next week; Tampa Bay Downs to simulcast Breeders' Cup XXXIII on Friday and Saturday.
    • Sep
    • 26

    RICHEST STAKES SCHEDULE IN TRACK HISTORY ANNOUNCED

    Tampa Bay Downs to offer almost $3-million in stakes money; Florida Cup purses increase by 33 percent, to $100,000 a race; Grade III Sam F. Davis joins Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby as a "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points race.
    • Jul
    • 01

    SUMMER FESTIVAL HANDLE ALMOST $4-MILLION; CAMACHO JOCKEY CHAMP

    Combination of abundant turf racing, strong competition attracts national attention, dollars; Samy Camacho wins Jockeys' Challenge, looks for a weekend he will never forget.
    • Jun
    • 30

    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL WINNERS

    Two-day event comes at a perfect time for many; trainer Robert Boileau, a former Florida Downs jockey, saddles two winners; Samy Camacho leads tight Jockeys' Challenge race.
    • Jun
    • 28

    JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE, FRIDAY CONCERT HIGHLIGHT 4TH SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Majority of races both days scheduled for turf course; riders to compete for $5,000 in bonus money; The Black Honkeys, Soul Circus Cowboys to perform after Friday card.
    • Jun
    • 03

    FORMER GM KING REMEMBERED AS TRAILBLAZER

    A Tampa Bay Downs mainstay for more than 40 years, she was instrumental in the introduction of Sunday racing, the hiring of two pretty famous announcers and her friendly manner.
    • May
    • 08

    MEETING LEADERS HONORED ON FAN APPRECIATION DAY

    Top trainer Gerald Bennett, leading jockey Antonio Gallardo, leading owner Jagger, Inc. (Jamie and Mandy Ness) and top apprentice rider Chad Lindsay recognized; Pedro Cotto, Jr., rides three winners.
    • May
    • 07

    FESTIVE CROWD WATCHES NYQUIST PROVE WORTH; TEPIN, CATALINA RED WIN

    Third-largest Oldsmar crowd to ever watch Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands simulcast sees Nyquist cruise; Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day, in addition to being Mom Appreciation Day.
    • May
    • 06

    TRIO OF OLDSMAR VISITORS AIM FOR DERBY GLORY; CENTENO WINS FOUR

    Destin, Outwork and Brody's Cause represent Tampa Bay Downs hopes for third Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands success; lots of other Oldsmar "graduates" to compete on undercard.
    • Apr
    • 30

    DERBY DAY SILENT AUCTION OF CLASSIC PHOTOS TO BENEFIT DISABLED RIDERS

    Sale of framed photographs of American Pharoah and Secretariat through silent auction on Kentucky Derby Day to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund; Daniel Centeno rides three winners; retired jockey recalls some of the "good old days."
    • Apr
    • 29

    LAMBHOLM SOUTH TAMPA BAY DERBY 1-2 FINISHERS WORK AT CHURCHILL

    Castellano, Velazquez aboard Tampa Bay area favorites Destin and Outwork for their final major Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands workouts; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners.
    • Apr
    • 28

    TIME FOR RACING OFFICE MAINSTAY TO “JUST HANG OUT”

    Clerk of the Course Judy Clark set to retire May 12, leaving a legacy of kindness and professionalism.
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