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    • Feb
    • 15

    HERE IT COMES: GOLFEST CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND

    Golfers of all ages get to embrace the start of a new season this weekend, with numerous chances to win prizes, including Valspar Championship tickets and $500 for a hole-in-one; Golfest Stage entertainment promises to delight; kids 14-and-under get in free; check out great stuff at silent auction.
    • Feb
    • 13

    IMPERIAL HINT SET FOR PELICAN; CENTENO OK, STATUS FOR FRIDAY UNCERTAIN

    Florida-bred 6-year-old's 2019 debut on Saturday a prep for $2.5-million Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 30; six-time Oldsmar riding champion sore but alert, undergoes concussion-protocol testing after frightening spill.
    • Feb
    • 10

    WELL DEFINED’S VICTORY A TESTAMENT TO TEAMWORK; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Winning trainer Kathleen O'Connell spreads the credit around for Florida-bred gelding's Grade III Sam F. Davis upset victory; jockey Antonio Gallardo has ridden three winners six times in last 11 racing days; $7,764.28 Super High-5 carryover Wednesday.
    • Feb
    • 09

    TRAINER ‘K.O.,’ JOCKEY MORALES TEAM WITH WELL DEFINED FOR DAVIS WIN

    Wire-to-wire victory by "home-team" trainer and jockey thrills crowd of 5,208; Hawksmoor, Inspector Lynley tops on turf; Suncoast winner Point of Honor may have very bright future.
    • Feb
    • 08

    KNICKS GO LEGIT DAVIS FAVE, BUT NO SURE THING; FERRER JOCKEY OF MONTH

    Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes gives connections a chance to see where their youthful 3-year-olds belong; two Grade III turf stakes also on 12-race card; Jose Ferrer is Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of Month; Ademar Santos rides three winners; first "Kids and Family Days" event is Sunday.
    • Feb
    • 06

    10 3-YEAR-OLDS SET TO TAKE FIRST DERBY STEPS IN GRADE III SAM F. DAVIS

    Grade I winner Knicks Go, along with stakes winners Five Star General and Well Defined, headline deep field; Grade III Tampa Bay Stakes, Grade III Lambholm South Endeavour and Suncoast all appear wide open; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, again.
    • Feb
    • 03

    TRIO OF SPRINT STARS NOMINATED TO FEB. 16 PELICAN; GALLARDO SORE BUT OK

    Imperial Hint, X Y Jet, World of Trouble and last year's Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner, Quip, among Pelican nominees; jockey Antonio Gallardo incurs left-leg contusion when his mount breaks down in seventh.
    • Feb
    • 02

    SAM F. DAVIS HISTORY SUGGESTS WINNER MIGHT JUST BE GETTING STARTED

    Is this the year a Grade III Sam F. Davis winner enters the most hallowed ground in racing on the first Saturday in May? Next Saturday starts to tell; jockey Antonio Gallardo is beginning to roll, with six victories in two days and 10 since Sunday.
    • Feb
    • 01

    FESTIVAL PREVIEW DAY FAST APPROACHING; GALLARDO & CAMACHO WIN 3

    Preliminary weather forecast for Feb. 9 megastakes card is excellent, we'll keep you posted; jocks Antonio Gallardo, Samy Camacho play riveting game of "Can you top this?"
    • Feb
    • 01

    EX-TRAINERS FIND WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE AFTER LEAVING BARNS BEHIND

    Retired trainers Ronnie Allen, Sr., Carlos Garcia and Lori Smock find new outlets to express their love of Thoroughbreds and quench their passion for racing at Tampa Bay Downs.
    • Jan
    • 30

    WINS KEEP PILING UP FOR RUMBA ISLAND TRAINER OF MONTH NAVARRO

    With seven victories from 16 local starts in January, Jorge Navarro is easy choice for Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of Month honors; second-race winner Smoken Deb shows promise.
    • Jan
    • 27

    KNICKS GO HAS FEB. 9 SAM F. DAVIS SQUARELY IN SIGHTS; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Grinch-like weather spoils much of today's fun, but busy elves in Oldsmar racing office gather 132 nominations for Feb. 9 Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South.
    • Jan
    • 26

    CAMACHO ENJOYS ANOTHER BIG DAY; LATE TRAINER KAELIN HONORED

    Samy Camacho rides five winners with two seconds, in complete control of the Oldsmar jockeys' race; fifth race honors late trainer Forrest Kaelin; Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South nominations to be announced Sunday.
    • Jan
    • 25

    SET YOUR ALARM CLOCKS: THOROUGHBRED FUN BEGINS EARLY SATURDAY

    A visit from top trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr., on "Morning Glory Club," outstanding horses working out and an opportunity to get a head start on your handicapping -- with a late Pick-5 carryover pool of $18,529.87 and the Pegasus World Cup Invitational from Gulfstream -- are just a few of the enticements; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners.
    • Jan
    • 24

    SANTOS, MIRANDA COMBO LIGHTS SPARK OF FAMILY LOVE, DEVOTION

    Jockey Ademar Santos employs a not-so-secret weapon in his quest to win races at Tampa Bay Downs: the persuasive powers of his wife Rose Miranda, who is working as his agent.
    • Jan
    • 23

    MORALES ENJOYS CLIMB, EARNS SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR

    Experience, plenty of confidence and a strong support system elevate profile of popular rider; Samy Camacho rides three winners; Cap Giveaway Day is Saturday.
    • Jan
    • 20

    TRUE HONOR LIGHTS UP TOTE BOARD; CAP GIVEAWAY DAY IS SATURDAY

    Victory by 91-1 shot creates largest win, exacta and trifecta payoffs of the meeting; fans can interact with jockeys during autograph signings Saturday; late double pays $623.60, courtesy of jockey Scott Spieth.
    • Jan
    • 19

    WIN WIN WIN SETS TRACK MARK IN PASCO; 2 OTHER STAKES RECORDS FALL

    Win Win Win speeds home in Pasco, setting a track record as the first horse in Oldsmar history to better 1:21 for 7 furlongs; Molto Bella shakes off early speed duel to dominate Gasparilla foes; Tapa Tapa Tapa pretty as a picture in Wayward Lass; Dennis Scott, Jim Tipps finish 1-2 in "High Rollers Handicapping Contest."
    • Jan
    • 18

    WAR BRIDLE OWNERS HOPE TO SHARE THRILLS; MOTION TRAINER OF MONTH

    "Tampa Bay Owners Club" members set to raise the roof for War Bridle in Pasco; H. Graham Motion claims Salt Rock Tavern honor, saddles Almond Roca in Wayward Lass; Pick-5 hit for $7,628.80 on 50-cent wager.
    • Jan
    • 16

    3-YEAR-OLD STAKES HEADLINE SATURDAY CARD; $35,340 PICK-5 CARRYOVER

    Win Win Win, Molto Bella among 18 sophomores aiming to establish a strong foundation for 2019; win payoffs of $52, $26.40 and $83.40 help create added Pick-5 excitement.