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    • Mar
    • 03

    ONCE MORE, WITH GUSTO: HAWKSMOOR TO MAKE FINAL START IN HILLSBOROUGH

    Win or lose Saturday, the Arnaud Delacour-trained mare will be sent to the court of leading sire Kitten's Joy; make plans to enter "Live It Up Challenge" handicapping contest.
    • Mar
    • 02

    “LIVE IT UP CHALLENGE” ONLINE CONTEST BEGINS MARCH 9; CAMACHO WINS 3

    Free event to test players' handicapping acumen; Samy Camacho rides three winners; trainer Kathleen O'Connell and jockey Pablo Morales team for two victories.
    • Mar
    • 01

    FESTIVAL DAY FIELDS TAKING SHAPE; WIN WIN WIN, WELL DEFINED LIKELY

    Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby likely to include Pasco record-setter, Grade III Sam F. Davis winner, as well as Casse, Pletcher and Mott runners; Hawksmoor may attempt graded-stakes turf sweep in Grade II Hillsborough.
    • Feb
    • 27

    TRAINER OF MONTH RODRIGUEZ MAKES MOST OF LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

    Darien Rodriguez has been out of money once with last 14 starters, earns Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of Month honor; Antonio Gallardo, Samy Camacho and Raul Mena all ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 24

    WIN WIN WIN TURNS IN STRONG WORK, HEADS TAMPA BAY DERBY NOMS LIST

    Win Win Win breezes 5 furlongs in 59 1/5 seconds from gate, will probably have one more breeze leading to Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 9; 187 total nominations for five Festival Day 39 stakes.
    • Feb
    • 23

    MALKIA LIVES UP TO HIGH HOPES; NIGEL’S DESTINY WINS GATE-TO-WIRE

    That $16,000 Laura Cazares and her partner spent to claim Malkia may prove a great bargain, she's not too far off Tepin's course record in Fillies and Mares Division of Tampa Turf Test; iron horse Nigel's Destiny wins Males Division in his second race of the week.
    • Feb
    • 22

    SPINOFF’S IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE HAS US DREAMING AGAIN

    A lightly raced colt trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez makes smashing 3-year-old debut -- sound familiar?; Tampa Turf Test races are Saturday; "Hearts Reaching Out" golf tournament, dinner on March 4; "Generation Z Special" race is Sunday; Gary Wales sweeps late daily double.
    • Feb
    • 20

    CANNON IS JOCKEY OF MONTH; JUSTIFY’S HALF-SISTER FIFTH IN DEBUT

    Six victories from 14 starters over four days of racing earns Irish rider the Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month Award; another first-time starter, Pep, upsets Egyptian Storm.
    • Feb
    • 17

    BENNETT WINS 4, TIES TRACK MARK; SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS NAMED

    Veteran trainer has now won four races on a single Tampa Bay Downs card three times; accomplishes feat today for four different owners (actually, six, counting two partnerships); "College Days" winners deliver bold, fresh marketing ideas.
    • Feb
    • 16

    KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN UPSETS IMPERIAL HINT IN PELICAN

    Leading jockey Samy Camacho sends Killybegs Captain from the outset, and Imperial Hint and the others have no answers; owner Curragh Racing and trainer John P. Terranova, II complete stakes sweep with Heavenly Score in Minaret; Kids and Family Days event is Sunday in Backyard Picnic Area.
    • Feb
    • 15

    ‘HEARTS REACHING OUT’ TOURNAMENT, DINNER TO KICK OFF FESTIVAL WEEK

    Monday, March 4 is date for popular social event; Imperial Hint seeks to dazzle in Pelican Stakes on Saturday; John Rigattieri is Salt Rock Tavern Trainer of Month.
    • 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?"