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    • Jul
    • 01

    CAMACHO WINS 3RD JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE; MBATHA SCORES 1ST VICTORY

    Samy Camacho off to quick start in defending 2020-2021 title with three victories; 37-year-old South African Lucky Mbatha breaks the ice, joins fraternity of race-winning jockeys; meeting will resume on Nov. 24.
    • May
    • 20

    JASON BEEM SET TO JOIN OLDSMAR OVAL AS NEXT ANNOUNCER

    Grants Pass Downs, Colonial Downs voice steps into Tampa Bay Downs booth starting June 30.
    • May
    • 14

    AMID LIFE’S UNCERTAINTIES, OLDSMAR OVAL POSTS MAJOR GAINS

    Out-of-state handle increased by more than 20 percent from the 2018-2019 (non-pandemic) meeting, enabling the track to raise purses on four occasions; average field size slightly up; ninth annual Summer Festival of Racing is June 30 and July 1.
    • May
    • 02

    77-YEAR-OLD TRAINER ALREADY MAKING PLANS TO CHASE 7TH STRAIGHT TITLE; CAMACHO VIRTUALLY ASSURED OF SECOND JOCKEY CROWN WITH FOUR-BAGGER; THANK YOU, RICHARD

    Au revoir to a man who made a difference.
    • May
    • 01

    WESLEY CHAPEL COUPLE EXCITED TO BE PART OF DERBY DAY SCENE

    Lance and Julie Wills hope to attend the 2022 Run for the Roses in person; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners to maintain outside shot at sixth jockeys title.
    • Apr
    • 30

    OLDSMAR TRAINER DENNIS WARD DOESN’T SOUND NERVOUS ABOUT DERBY -- YET

    Conditioner's son, one of the best in the business, has his first-ever Run for the Roses starter, but Dad is keeping cool; apprentice Nicolas Arriagada departs Oldsmar on a high note; Isaac Castillo, Wilmer Garcia win two apiece; Derby betting available Saturday outside main gate.
    • Apr
    • 28

    OPTIONS TO BET ON KENTUCKY DERBY AVAILABLE STARTING FRIDAY

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve wagering available here beginning Friday; Samy Camacho rides two winners, extends lead to five in jockey standings; Pablo Morales rides long-shot winner on first day back after successful season at Aqueduct.
    • Apr
    • 25

    HANDICAPPING THE DERBY NO EASY GAME; CAMACHO REACHES CENTURY MARK

    Trainers good enough to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby often have them peaking as the race nears, which adds to the intrigue; Samy Camacho extends lead in the jockey standings with four racing days (plus June 30) remaining.
    • Apr
    • 24

    KENTUCKY DERBY MOMENTS POSSESS STAYING POWER

    Remembering past runnings of the Kentucky Derby won't provide additional insights for this year's race, but it can be a fun trip.
    • Apr
    • 23

    MACHADO SADDLES 3 WINNERS; BENNETT NO. 1 CANADIAN-BORN TRAINER

    Salt Rock Tavern Trainer of the Month vaults to ninth in standings with hat trick; perennial leading conditioner travels south to set national mark; Samy Camacho rides two winners, he and Antonio Gallardo now tied in standings.
    • Apr
    • 21

    GALLARDO MAINTAINS SLIM ADVANTAGE IN EXCITING JOCKEYS RACE

    Strap yourself in tight -- this jockeys' race is going to be fun.
    • Apr
    • 18

    TWO WEEKS LEFT IN MEET, BUT GOTTA MAKE PLANS NOW

    The challenges of racing's nomadic lifestyle are overcome by a love and respect for the horses -- and a desire to return here next fall.
    • Apr
    • 17

    HELIUM, THREE OTHER TAMPA RUNNERS STEP UP KY. DERBY PREPARATIONS

    They are all chasing Essential Quality, figuratively, for now, but a 20-horse field can upset a lot of apple carts; Raul Mena rides three winners here.
    • Apr
    • 16

    EMOTIONS RUN HIGH AFTER NICOLAS ARRIAGADA RIDES FIRST CAREER WINNER

    Apprentice breaks into the ranks of victorious jockeys on a horse owned and trained by his father.
    • Apr
    • 14

    OLDSMAR HORSEMEN RECEIVE ANOTHER 10-PERCENT PURSE INCREASE

    Fourth hike of the meeting a tribute to quality of racing, full fields and bettor interest around the country.
    • Apr
    • 10

    WHAT A RIDE IT CONTINUES TO BE: OLDSMAR CUP MARKS TWO SUCCESS STORIES

    Tampa Bay Downs, City of Oldsmar share sense of pride in mutually beneficial relationship; Ronnie Allen, Jr., rides three winners.
    • Apr
    • 09

    DIAZ SHARES WAVELENGTH WITH MOUNTS ON WAY TO JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR; CARRYOVER OF $39,302 INTO SATURDAY’S LATE PICK-5

    Salt Rock Tavern Jockey of the Month Hector Rafael Diaz, Jr., adds two victories to his Oldsmar ledger; Saturday's late 50-cent Pick-5 an enticing carrot for bettors; simulcasts of Arkansas Derby, Stonestreet Lexington on tap.
    • Apr
    • 07

    GALLARDO WINS 4, TIES CAMACHO ATOP STANDINGS; DIAZ WINS 3

    Antonio Gallardo is taking aim at a sixth Tampa Bay Downs riding title, which would tie Daniel Centeno and Mike Manganello for the most in track history; Oldsmar Cup is Saturday.
    • Apr
    • 03

    TRACK CLOSED SUNDAY; RACING RETURNS WEDNESDAY; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Antonio Gallardo moves closer to Samy Camacho in jockey standings with three-victory performance; owner-trainer Ron G. Potts, jockey Huber Villa-Gomez combine for back-to-back scores.
    • Apr
    • 02

    TIME HAS ARRIVED FOR KENTUCKY DERBY HOPEFULS TO STEP UP

    With Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner Helium training up to the Run for the Roses, Candy Man Rocket and Hidden Stash need strong efforts Saturday to stay in the discussion.