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    • Dec
    • 26

    STIDHAM OFF TO FLYING START, NAMED TRAINER OF MONTH; CAMACHO WINS 3

    Having earned career victory No. 2,000 on Opening Day, Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of Month shows no signs of slowing; Samy Camacho wins three consecutive races; fifth race Friday switched to main track.
    • Dec
    • 21

    SUNDAY’S CARD CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER THREAT

    "Lost" day to be made up Thursday, Jan. 23 pending state approval; top Great Britain apprentice jockey Cieren Fallon makes stateside debut, finishes third on turf; leading trainer Gerald Bennett sends out two winners; happiest of holiday seasons from this space to all!
    • Dec
    • 20

    JOCKEY OF MONTH CAMACHO BALANCES CAREER, FATHERHOOD

    Infant son David strengthens rider's resolve to be his best; Michael Stidham-trained 2-year-old filly Micheline one to watch; showdown between Imperial Hint and X Y Jet in Grade III Mr. Prospector at Gulfstream on Saturday to be simulcast here.
    • Dec
    • 19

    CHALLENGER STAKES ACHIEVES GRADE III STATUS; TWO OTHERS UPGRADED

    First run in 1987, the Challenger has produced two Breeders' Cup Classic winners -- Fort Larned and Drosselmeyer; Pelican keeps showcasing star sprinters; Columbia gaining traction as a sophomore turf event.
    • Dec
    • 18

    MEMORIES ARE PROMISES OF MORE EXCITEMENT, GOOD TIMES ON HORIZON

    Picking a top-10 of Tampa Bay Downs happenings in 2019 is easy, now you can help fill in the next 10 -- or engage in a lively debate of our choices; "Calendar Giveaway" promotion begins Thursday, Dec. 26.
    • Dec
    • 14

    J P’S DELIGHT REMAINS PERFECT; JACKSON STAYS PERFECT IN OLDSMAR

    J P's Delight passes stakes test with flying colors; Jackson's connections may buy stock in Oldsmar oval; Pablo Morales rides three winners.
    • Dec
    • 13

    TWO FTBOA STAKES, BREAKFAST GATHERING HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY CARD

    Jackson, Wildwood's Beauty seek repeats of earlier Oldsmar successes; "Touch Vodka Breakfast at the Downs" offers flavor of racing in the sunshine.
    • Dec
    • 11

    BENNETT IS SALT ROCK TRAINER OF MONTH; TWO FTBOA STAKES SATURDAY

    Quest for a fifth consecutive Oldsmar title off to strong start; Well Defined, Jackson, Wildwood's Beauty entered in Saturday's FTBOA stakes.
    • Dec
    • 07

    ZAINO BOYZ, LUCREZIA WIN STAKES UNDER RED-HOT CENTENO

    Zaino Boyz pulls an Inaugural shocker, rewards trainer Bobby Raymond with first Tampa Bay Downs stakes victory; Daniel Centeno rides a second stakes winner in Sandpiper, scoring on Lucrezia.
    • Dec
    • 06

    INAUGURAL, SANDPIPER KICK OFF STAKES SKED; WANNA OWN A RACEHORSE?

    Another Miracle might not need one to make successful return to dirt on Cotillion Festival Day; Gerald Bennett brings back No Getting Over Me on short rest; Mark Casse-trained Two Sixty is likely Sandpiper favorite; Tampa Bay Owners Club contest is today, just pick the winner of the 10th; Daniel Centeno rides two winners, 8-for-16 thus far.
    • Dec
    • 04

    CENTENO GAINS STRENGTH, RESOLVE FROM DAUGHTER’S SPIRIT

    Veteran earns Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of Month Award, then adds two victories to his haul on today's card; Pick-5 carryover pool of $42,770.21 into Friday; Ultimate 6 carryover of $4,179.
    • Nov
    • 30

    CENTENO GUIDES CLEMENT-TRAINED FILLY TO LAMBHOLM SOUTH RACE WIN

    Makeme Dream's future appears bright; one of three winners today for six-time Oldsmar riding champ.
    • Nov
    • 29

    BENNETT THINKS MAIDEN WINNER COULD BE SOMETHING SPECIAL

    Professional performance by No Getting Over Me in career debut stokes optimism for veteran owner-trainer; Samy Camacho rides three winners; "Tampa Bay Sport Day" trivia contest, Festivus Challenge handicapping contest highlight Saturday promotional offerings.
    • Nov
    • 27

    STIDHAM WINS NO. 2,000; FESTIVUS, TAMPA BAY SPORT DAY ON TAP SATURDAY

    Veteran trainer reaches career milestone with his assistant's horse; contest fever set to strike Saturday; Angel Suarez leads parade of promising new jockeys.
    • Nov
    • 26

    PAPA JIM’S KITCHEN TEAM THANKFUL FOR OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

    Tampa Bay Downs backstretch workers have a place to enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to "Papa Jim" Tsirigotis, his kitchen crew and the racetrack.
    • Nov
    • 20

    WEDNESDAY'S OPENING DAY CARD KICKS OFF 94TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

    Promotional calendar has something for everyone; TVG's Matt Carothers takes over handicapping duties; Ultimate 6 wager added to menu; stakes schedule offers $3.51-million in purse money; defending training champ Gerald Bennett, top jockey Samy Camacho back to defend.
    • Oct
    • 30

    TRAINER CARVAJAL LIKES IMPERIAL HINT’S BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHANCES

    Speedy Saratoga record-holder is approaching Saturday's $2-million race in outstanding form, according to his Tampa Bay Downs-based trainer.
    • Jul
    • 01

    SANTOS EDGES MENA TO CAPTURE THIRD JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE TITLE

    Another Jockeys' Challenge crown is doubly sweet for Brazilian journeyman, who returned recently after missing two months with a broken collarbone.
    • Jun
    • 30

    THOROUGHBREDS, CORGIS ENLIVEN FIRST DAY OF SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance recognized after fifth race; Raul Mena rides two winners, leads Jockeys' Challenge standings; trainer Patty A. Burns sends out two winners.
    • May
    • 07

    “LIVE IT UP CHALLENGE” CHAMP SURVIVES EARLY SCARE TO BEAT 700-PLUS FOES

    Additional lifelines vital to Chris Crowley's title performance, enabling him to collect $1,000 first prize and two seats at next season's High Rollers event; Tampa Bay area player Kevin Monaghan finishes second, earns $500 and one seat.