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    • Mar
    • 01

    RESERVED SEATING STILL AVAILABLE FOR FESTIVAL DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

    All fans will receive a "Mystery Mutuel" voucher Saturday worth between $3-$1,000, with paid admission; Pablo Morales and Alonso Quinonez each ride two winners, Morales at 1,990 for career.
    • Feb
    • 29

    SOLE VOLANTE LOOKS TO FLY HIGH IN LAMBHOLM SOUTH TAMPA BAY DERBY

    Grade III Sam F. Davis winner has risen to No. 2 on "Derby Dozen" list, looms as probable Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby favorite next Saturday; Jehozacat expected to compete in Grade II Hillsborough; Ultimate 6 wager hit by one lucky New York player for $90,382.10; Hope Again, Native Lion capture Tampa Turf Test races.
    • Feb
    • 28

    WEEKEND KICKS OFF WITH MAJOR SIMULCAST ACTION, TAMPA TURF TEST

    Maximum Security, Tacitus vie for winner's share of $20-million Saudi Cup purse; Imperial Hint favored in Saudia Sprint Cup; third legs of Tampa Turf Test on tap on what promises to be a sunny afternoon; Jesus Castanon is the Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month.
    • Feb
    • 26

    PREPARE FOR SPRING WITH UPCOMING ‘SEAFOOD FEST,’ ‘TEQUILAS & TACOS’

    Saturday events are a way to sample tastes of Tampa Bay while enjoying all the Thoroughbred action.
    • Feb
    • 23

    NOMINATIONS RELEASED FOR FIVE FESTIVAL DAY 40 STAKES ON MARCH 7

    Top three from Grade III Sam F. Davis nominated to Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 7, plus impressive potential newcomers; five stakes draw a total of 191 nominations.
    • Feb
    • 23

    “HEARTS REACHING OUT” GOLF TOURNAMENT, DINNER KICK OFF FESTIVAL WEEK ON MONDAY

    Proceeds from Monday's event benefit the track's "unsung heroes" -- grooms, hotwalkers, exercise riders and stable hands -- through the Race Track Chaplaincy of America--Tampa Bay Downs Division.
    • Feb
    • 22

    FACTION CAT BLAZES TO TURF DASH WIN; JEAN ELIZABETH WOWS TAMPA FANS

    Florida-bred 7-year-old Faction Cat sets stakes, course record in Turf Dash; Jean Elizabeth extends winning streak to seven -- all stakes -- with Lightning City triumph in stakes-record time; Albin Jimenez rides both winners.
    • Feb
    • 21

    ‘COLLEGE DAYS’ WINNERS ANNOUNCED; TWO STAKES ON TAP SATURDAY

    Five essay winners will receive $2,000 scholarships through the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation; big fields for Turf Dash and Lightning City Stakes on Saturday; John P. Terranova, II is Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of the Month.
    • Feb
    • 19

    JEAN ELIZABETH TO PUT WINNING STREAK ON LINE IN LIGHTNING CITY

    Accomplished mare has never finished out of the money in 19 starts; Extravagant Kid, Pay Any Price could duel in Turf Dash.
    • Feb
    • 16

    SATURDAY’S TURF SPRINT SHOWCASE TO FEATURE TWO $100,000 RACES

    Extravagant Kid has done nothing but get better since winning 2019 Florida Cup Sprint; trainers Gerald Bennett, John P. Terranova, II each send out two winners.
    • Feb
    • 15

    KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN REPEATS IN PELICAN; LADY’S ISLAND AMAZES IN MINARET

    Killybegs Captain runs every bit as good as he looks, jockey Samy Camacho gears him down late; Lady's Island overcomes big-time bobble at break, dominates Minaret field; Jesus Castanon rides three winners.
    • Feb
    • 14

    GOUVERNEUR MORRIS RULES IN 2020 DEBUT; MORALES WINS THREE AGAIN

    Three-year-old Triple Crown hopeful misses track record by .02 seconds; Pablo Morales loves the lawn; Jose Batista is the Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month.
    • Feb
    • 13

    10th ANNUAL GOLFEST DEMO DAYS & EXPO UNDERWAY UNDER SUNNY SKIES

    Fun events for adults and children; a chance to sample state-of-the-art equipment designed to lower your scores; Main Stage entertainment by professionals, trick-shot artists and long-range bombers; and an appearance Sunday by LPGA major tournament winner Brittany Lincicome are just a few of the attractions at the 10th annual Golfest.
    • Feb
    • 12

    KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN, LADY’S ISLAND HEAD SATURDAY STAKES

    Sprint Showcase Day promises plenty of excitement; highly touted Gouverneur Morris makes 3-year-old debut Friday; Pablo Morales, Antonio Gallardo each ride three winners.
    • Feb
    • 09

    GLOBAL APPEAL OF HORSE RACING ON FULL DISPLAY THIS WEEKEND

    Saturday's outstanding Festival Preview Day program was a testament to the efforts of many dedicated professionals.
    • Feb
    • 08

    SOLE VOLANTE SOARS IN DAVIS; DELACOUR-CENTENO COMBO WINS TWO STAKES

    Record-setting day at Oldsmar oval highlighted by powerhouse Sam F. Davis performance, "home-team" triumphs.
    • Feb
    • 07

    PREMIER STAR A SAM F. DAVIS THREAT; GOT STORMY SET TO STRUT HER STUFF

    South Florida invader picks up John Velazquez as jockey, been working extremely well; is Got Stormy another Tepin?; "Live It Up Challenge" handicapping contest begins Saturday; Pelican, Minaret nominations released.
    • Feb
    • 07

    TRAINER OF MONTH DELACOUR HAS THREE SHOTS AT FESTIVAL PREVIEW GLORY

    Forget about triskaidekaphobia: trainer Arnaud Delacour enters Festival Preview weekend on a streak of 13 consecutive in-the-money finishes.
    • Feb
    • 05

    FESTIVAL PREVIEW DAY FIELDS SET FOR SATURDAY; FOUR STAKES ON TAP

    Independence Hall, Ajaaweed set to duel in Sam F. Davis Stakes; Got Stormy will take some beating in Lambholm South Endeavour; top jockeys set to compete include John Velazquez, Jose Ortiz, Joel Rosario, Julien Leparoux and Tyler Gaffalione.
    • Feb
    • 02

    INDEPENDENCE HALL WORKOUT NEAR-PERFECT; BATISTA AT ST. JOE’S HOSPITAL

    Final breeze for unbeaten 3-year-old everything his trainer asked for; jockey Jose A. Batista under observation after being thrown in sixth race.