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    • Nov
    • 30

    SPECIAL EVENTS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE FANS’ THOROUGHBRED EXPERIENCE

    There is so much more to horse racing than scoping out an exacta, and Tampa Bay Downs wants to bring dyed-in-the-wool and casual fans alike closer to the sport.
    • Nov
    • 29

    PAY ANY PRICE, SMILING CAUSEWAY SEEK REPEATS; FESTIVUS SET TO BEGIN

    Grass-gobbling speedsters of both sexes in Saturday spotlight; "10 Days of Festivus" contest offers $1,000 grand prize; 10-race card slated Friday.
    • Nov
    • 28

    CAMACHO EARNS SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH AWARD

    Desire, focus and able guidance from his agent, Steve Elzey, have made Camacho a rider to be reckoned with; trainer Monte Thomas sends out two winners, and both are claimed by rival trainer Tony Wilson. That's the racing game.
    • Nov
    • 27

    IMPERIAL HINT SET TO START LIGHT TRAINING; DUBAI POSSIBLE TARGET

    Arguably the nation's top sprinter not named Roy H, Imperial Hint could make his 6-year-old debut here on Feb. 16 in the Pelican Stakes.
    • Nov
    • 24

    TIME TO DREAM AGAIN: OPENING DAY POINTS TO SEASON OF POSSIBILITIES

    Up-and-coming rider Samy Camacho wins Tampa Turf Test Fillies and Mares Division on She's Right Again; six-time track champion Daniel Centeno victorious in Males race on Marksman; nominations for Turf Dash, Lightning City Stakes released; fans impressed by upgrades; next day of racing is Wednesday.
    • Nov
    • 23

    ZAMBRANA SWITCHES TO AGENT’S ROLE WHILE RECOVERING FROM INJURY

    Recovering from a fractured tibia and fibula, veteran jockey is hustling bookings for close friends Willie Martinez and David Delgado; Zambrana has landed nine mounts between them for Saturday's Opening Day card.
    • Nov
    • 21

    PAPA JIM’S KITCHEN BRINGS JOY OF THANKSGIVING TO TRACK WORKERS

    As many as 300 backstretch workers and horsemen are expected to share the blessings of the day with a full-course, homemade turkey dinner.
    • Nov
    • 20

    TOP TRAINERS, JOCKS SET FOR SATURDAY’S OPENING DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

    A 10-race card greets fans eager to see horses, jockeys and trainers up close as 2018-2019 season resumes; boatload of new promotions and contests will add to the excitement.
    • 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.