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    • Dec
    • 23

    WHAT A NIGHT (YOU GOTTA THINK) FOR JERSEY BOY; CENTENO WINS THREE

    Retired NYPD officer is "10 Days of Festivus Challenge" champ; Centeno rides three winners to extend lead in standings; a blessed holiday season to one and all!
    • Dec
    • 21

    YOUNG RIDER ALDERSON IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION

    Native of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada was riding his first race of the meeting; Turf Dash nominations released.
    • Dec
    • 17

    TRIPLE CHELSEA DISPLAYS ANOTHER GEAR IN LIGHTNING CITY THRILLER

    Triple Chelsea finds narrowing opening in stretch, runs down Nite Delite to capture turf sprint; Thoroughbred action resumes Wednesday.
    • Dec
    • 16

    DE LA CRUZ JOCKEY OF MONTH; MORALES 3-FOR-3; ALLEN WINS THREE, TOO

    Jockey sets big goals and achieves them; Morales, Allen each ride three winners; Everything Lovely is morning-line favorite for Lightning City Stakes.
    • Dec
    • 14

    SATURDAY’S $100,000 LIGHTNING CITY LOOMS AS WIDE-OPEN AFFAIR

    Trainers Rivelli, Pierce and DeMasi have high hopes for their runners in Saturday's main event; Centeno, Bocachica each ride two winners.
    • Dec
    • 10

    NEW FACES DON’T HAVE BENNETT, CENTENO SWEATING – YET

    Savvy bettors are noticing there are several new sheriffs-in-training in town, but Centeno manages to ride two winners and Bennett claims a victory; jockeys will visit Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital on Monday.
    • Dec
    • 09

    CASTANON ADDS DEPTH, EXPERIENCE TO STRONG JOCKEY COLONY

    Winner of 2011 Preakness and past Oldsmar riding champion captures two races on card; Tampa Bay Downs jockeys to visit Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital on Monday.
    • Dec
    • 07

    BENNETT STAYS RED-HOT, TIES OWN RECORD WITH 4-FOR-4 DAY

    Conditioner also went 4-for-4 here in March; his Bill's Passion edges horse trained by his wife Mary in Turf Dash Prep; Daniel Centeno rides three of Bennett's winners, with Erick Rodriguez notching the record-tying victory; Fernando De La Cruz rides winner No. 200 of 2016.
    • 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.