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    • Jan
    • 08

    TAMPA BAY DOWNS TO RACE THURSDAY AFTER STATE APPROVAL

    The 90-day meeting is kept intact, giving horsemen another chance to compete.
    • Jan
    • 05

    SEVEN STAKES WINNERS NOMINATED TO JAN. 18 PASCO; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Pasco Stakes closes with 30 nominations, while Gasparilla attracts 27; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners; Pick-5 is hit, with 16 winning 50-cent tickets worth $18,351.55 apiece on 2-7-3-10-10 combination.
    • Jan
    • 04

    SECOND ANNUAL ‘COLLEGE DAY’ CONTEST IS JAN. 18; $25,000+ PICK-5 CARRYOVER

    Tampa Bay Downs seeks youthful input on creative ways to market Thoroughbred racing; Jose Ferrer rides two winners.
    • Jan
    • 03

    OCCASIONAL LOOK BACK HELPS JOCKEY OF MONTH GALLARDO STAY GROUNDED

    The Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month, Antonio Gallardo, makes a strong impression on two continents; Hall of Fame jockey Jacinto Vasquez set to appear on Saturday's "Morning Glory Club" Show; Tampa Turf Test series begins Saturday.
    • Jan
    • 01

    VASQUEZ TO APPEAR ON ‘MORNING GLORY CLUB’ SHOW

    Hall of Fame rider of two Kentucky Derby winners and the incomparable Ruffian will sign pictures and other memorabilia; Cuestion de Tiempo wins second in a row for Correas, Castanon.
    • Dec
    • 29

    CODY’S WINNER SHINES ON DIRT; GALLARDO, ALLEN FINISH 2019 IN STYLE

    Surface switch no impediment to success for Admiralty Pier, a son of English Channel out of a Kitten's Joy mare; jockey Antonio Gallardo finishes 2019 in sixth place in North America with 266 victories; nine-race card scheduled New Year's Day.
    • Dec
    • 28

    HUGE PAYOUT AWAITS HIGH ROLLERS CHAMP; CAMACHO WINS 4

    Jan. 11 High Rollers contest could pay out as much as $20,000 to the winner, with two top finishers earning a coveted seat at the NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas; Samy Camacho has nine winners over last three days, teams with trainer Gerald Bennett for three today.
    • Dec
    • 27

    MERANGO TANGO ‘BACK DOING WHAT HE LOVES’

    Five-year layoff a distant memory after 8-year-old gelding returns to winner's circle for owner-trainer Tim Padilla, jockey Dean Butler; "Morning Glory Club" kicks off Saturday fun at 10 a.m. with jockey Angel Suarez.
    • 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.