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    • Mar
    • 31

    COURSE RECORD FALLS TWICE AS DESERT FOLLY, CELEBRITY WARRIOR TRIUMPH

    Both winners relish 11-furlong distance, etch their names in the record books; track is closed Sunday; racing continues Wednesday.
    • Mar
    • 30

    WILKES IS TRAINER OF MONTH; GALLARDO WINS 3; TURF TEST SATURDAY

    Conditioner of Fort Larned, McCraken likely to be represented in key Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve prep races next weekend; Antonio Gallardo reaches 90 victories in pursuit of fourth track riding title; final legs of Tampa Turf Test series are Saturday; simulcasting from Dubai begins at 11:30 a.m.
    • Mar
    • 28

    BENNETT, O’CONNELL BARNS KEEP HUMMING; MORALES RIDES 3 WINNERS

    Gerald Bennett and Kathleen O'Connell, who boast a combined five Tampa Bay Downs training titles, are gearing up for the final six weeks; Pablo Morales sets sights on third place in overall standings.
    • Mar
    • 25

    IMPERIAL HINT, JOCKEY JAVIER CASTELLANO STAR ON FLORIDA CUP DAY

    Last year's Eclipse Award finalist coasts to victory in the Horse Races NOW Sprint, kick-starting a record Florida Cup Day performance by Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano.
    • Mar
    • 24

    FUN FACTS TO TIDE YOU OVER IN COUNTDOWN TO FLORIDA CUP XVI

    Hot broth, with noodles, for Florida Cup fans; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, extends lead in jockey standings; Navy Armed Guard breaks through.
    • Mar
    • 23

    STATE-BREDS SET TO SHINE SUNDAY IN 16TH ANNUAL FLORIDA CUP

    Eclipse Award finalist Imperial Hint looks to get 2018 off to a roaring start, but could face stern challenges from two-time Oldsmar stakes winner Mo Cash, Delta Bluesman and Deland.
    • Mar
    • 21

    SPIETH EARNS JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR; CENTENO RIDES THREE WINNERS

    Veteran leads all Oldsmar jockeys with 4,648 career victories, plans to go to Presque Isle Downs next; Daniel Centeno gains ground on Antonio Gallardo in standings.
    • Mar
    • 18

    MAIDEN VICTORY BY MY MONKEY MEANS THE WORLD TO KAELINS

    Trainer Forrest Kaelin and his wife of 62 years, Betty, share an emotional triumph; Samy Camacho rides three winners.
    • Mar
    • 18

    ASSISTANTS SHARE LONG HOURS, LOW PROFILES – AND PASSION FOR RACING

    You may not have heard of these assistant trainers, but their efforts toward their stables' success should not be overlooked.
    • Mar
    • 17

    ECLIPSE AWARD FINALIST IMPERIAL HINT TO HEADLINE MARCH 25 FLORIDA CUP

    The 2017 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up is training up a storm for his 5-year-old debut; Daniel Centeno, Samy Camacho and Raul Mena each ride two winners; late Pick-5 carryover pool for Sunday in excess of $28,000.
    • Mar
    • 16

    BRISSET IS TRAINER OF MONTH; SIMULCAST ACTION HEATS UP SATURDAY

    Conditioner expects to breeze Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner Quip once more here before sending him to Keeneland; Saturday's Rebel, Azeri Stakes feature Tampa Bay Downs "graduates."
    • Mar
    • 14

    O’CONNELL HONORED BY FTBOA; FLORIDA CUP FAST APPROACHING

    Veteran conditioner recognized for training most Florida-bred winners, most Florida-bred stakes winners in 2017; World Approval, already an Eclipse Award champion, cleaned up at the awards ceremony.
    • Mar
    • 11

    QUIP’S NEXT START TO BE DETERMINED; FLAMEAWAY MAY TRY BLUE GRASS; MARCH 25 FLORIDA CUP DRAWS 140 NOMINEES

    The 19-1 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner made a strong transition from his 2-year-old season to now, according to trainer Rodolphe Brisset, and possibilities abound.
    • Mar
    • 10

    IT’S NO JOKE: ROOKIE TRAINER WINS TAMPA BAY DERBY WITH LONG SHOT QUIP; SINGLE-DAY HANDLE RECORD ESTABLISHED

    Quip turns back Sam F. Davis winner Flameaway, pace-setter World of Trouble to win Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby; Fourstar Crook rallies to take Grade II Hillsborough; Andina Del Sur best in Grade III Florida Oaks; almost $15-million wagered on top-quality card.
    • Mar
    • 09

    TRAINERS OF TAMPA BAY DERBY ENTRANTS KNOW WAY TO LOUISVILLE; CENTENO RIDES 4 WINNERS

    Vino Rosso, Untamed Domain can rely on their trainers' experience, savvy in bids to win Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby; Daniel Centeno's big day capped by victory on 34-1 shot in 10th race on turf.
    • Mar
    • 08

    BROWN APPEARS TO HAVE SOLID SHOTS IN HILLSBOROUGH, FLORIDA OAKS

    Grade I winner Off Limits, Fourstar Crook capable of delivering Eclipse Award Outstanding Trainer his third Hillsborough victory; pair of French-bred sophomores look to be strong contenders in Florida Oaks.
    • Mar
    • 07

    11 ENTERED IN LAMBHOLM SOUTH TAMPA BAY DERBY ON SATURDAY

    Four graded stakes winners entered in Grade II, 3-year-old showcase; Grade II Hillsborough field boasts three Grade I winners; Pablo Morales selected as Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month.
    • Mar
    • 04

    TRIPLE CROWN HOPEFULS, GRADE I WINNERS SLATED FOR FESTIVAL DAY 38

    First $1-million stakes day in track history on Saturday draws top runners; Daniel Centeno rides three winners on today's program.
    • Mar
    • 03

    PARENTS’ LEGACY OF DEVOTION LIVES ON FOR EASY BLOSSOM OWNERS

    It's Easy to Say, a half-sister to Tampa Bay Downs 6-furlong track record-holder It's Me Mom, extends the Bosch family legacy of success for her owners, sisters Pam Moreira and Susan Green.
    • Mar
    • 02

    HORSE RACES NOW, DRF BETS JOIN FLORIDA CUP SPONSOR ROSTER

    Each of the six $100,000 races for Florida-breds on Sunday, March 25 boasts a title sponsor; "Morning Glory Club" on Saturday features a documentary on the track's 92-year history and a discussion of the March 10 Festival Day 38 card.