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    • 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.
    • Feb
    • 28

    TOAST NATIONS AND HIS MORE-THAN-ONE-HORSE STABLE AS TRAINER OF MONTH

    Grade III-winning 5-year-old mare Martini Glass is the undisputed star of the Keith Nations stable, but he has enough other good horses to keep rising in the Oldsmar standings.
    • Feb
    • 26

    JOSE FERRER WINS THE GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD

    He is the 69th winner of the award valued most by jockeys across the nation.
    • Feb
    • 25

    MARCH 10 FESTIVAL DAY CARD DRAWS 192 NOMINATIONS

    The Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points race, has attracted 52 3-year-old nominees, a number of which have designs on making it to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.
    • Feb
    • 24

    NATIONS, FERRER SWEEP TAMPA TURF TEST; CENTENO RIDES 3 WINNERS

    Crimson Hayes, Jermyn Street reward their connections in starter handicap series races; trainer Keith Nations on a serious roll; Daniel Centeno connects for hat trick.
    • Feb
    • 23

    TOP INDIA-BRED FINISHES SECOND TO STABLEMATE IN FIRST U.S. START

    Serjeant At Arms is believed to be the first horse from India to compete at Oldsmar oval, turns in strong runner-up effort; Scott Spieth, Samy Camacho each ride two winners; Tampa Turf Test races on tap Saturday.
    • Feb
    • 22

    TRIP TO SANTA ANITA FUELS CAMACHO’S DESIRE TO EXCEL; MORALES WINS 3

    Senor Tequila Jockey of Month inspired by his fellow riders; Pablo Morales continues to shine; Dialed in Golf Solutions TrackMan swing analysis Saturday at The Downs Golf Practice Facility.
    • Feb
    • 21

    $1-MILLION DAY FAST APPROACHING; FESTIVAL NOMS CLOSE SATURDAY

    March 10 card will be most lucrative in track history; Daniel Centeno, Samy Camacho, apprentice Jose A. Bracho all ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 18

    NATIONS COULD HAVE LAMBHOLM SOUTH TAMPA BAY DERBY HORSE

    Justaholic impressive in 7-furlong allowance, defeating two horses trained by Todd Pletcher; colt's jockey Jose Ferrer, Samy Camacho each ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 17

    X Y JET LEAVES EXHAUST TRAIL IN PELICAN; JUST BE KIND RUTHLESS

    Powerful 6-year-old Florida-bred gelding appears to stamp ticket to $2-million Dubai Golden Shaheen, narrowly missing stakes record; Just Be Kind comes from nowhere (well, kind of) to win Minaret.