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    • Dec
    • 12

    CENTENO JOCKEY OF MONTH; JESSE GARCIA WINS; WORLD OF TROUBLE COMING

    Six-time Oldsmar riding champion Daniel Centeno places primary emphasis on being a father; 1997-1998 leader Jesse Garcia returns to winner's circle after 6-year hiatus; Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint runner-up World of Trouble to compete in Saturday stakes; top trainer Gerald Bennett sends out three winners.
    • Dec
    • 08

    WAR BRIDLE WELCOMES NEW “OWNERS” WITH RUNAWAY LONG-SHOT VICTORY

    The newly formed "Tampa Bay Owners Club" has 90 members who are now part of 2-year-old War Bridle's entourage; Jose Angel Garcia rides a winner on his 32nd birthday; four stakes scheduled next Saturday, which is Cotillion Festival Day; Samy Camacho rides three winners.
    • Dec
    • 07

    BENNETT IS RUMBA ISLAND TRAINER OF MONTH; OWNERS CLUB CONTEST ON TAP

    Victories keep piling up for eternally youthful conditioner; "Tampa Bay Owners Club" contest to be held in seventh race Saturday; Antonio Gallardo, Daniel Centeno ride two winners apiece; trainer Michael Stidham stays hot.
    • Dec
    • 05

    BREEDERS’ CUP PARTICIPANTS AMONG COTILLION FESTIVAL DAY NOMINEES

    Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint runner-up World of Trouble among Cotillion Festival Day nominees; "Tampa Bay Owners Club" contest is seventh race on Saturday (who doesn't want to own a racehorse?); jockey Daniel Centeno wins three consecutive races.
    • Dec
    • 01

    VISION PERFECT OPENS EYES IN TURF DASH; MIZ MAYHEM SETS STAKES MARK

    Strategy pays off for jockey Antonio Gallardo, Vision Perfect in Turf Dash after late scratch of Pay Any Price; 3-year-old Miz Mayhem notches fourth stakes victory of 2018 in Lightning City.
    • Nov
    • 30

    SPECIAL EVENTS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE FANS’ THOROUGHBRED EXPERIENCE

    There is so much more to horse racing than scoping out an exacta, and Tampa Bay Downs wants to bring dyed-in-the-wool and casual fans alike closer to the sport.
    • Nov
    • 29

    PAY ANY PRICE, SMILING CAUSEWAY SEEK REPEATS; FESTIVUS SET TO BEGIN

    Grass-gobbling speedsters of both sexes in Saturday spotlight; "10 Days of Festivus" contest offers $1,000 grand prize; 10-race card slated Friday.
    • Nov
    • 28

    CAMACHO EARNS SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH AWARD

    Desire, focus and able guidance from his agent, Steve Elzey, have made Camacho a rider to be reckoned with; trainer Monte Thomas sends out two winners, and both are claimed by rival trainer Tony Wilson. That's the racing game.
    • Nov
    • 27

    IMPERIAL HINT SET TO START LIGHT TRAINING; DUBAI POSSIBLE TARGET

    Arguably the nation's top sprinter not named Roy H, Imperial Hint could make his 6-year-old debut here on Feb. 16 in the Pelican Stakes.
    • Nov
    • 24

    TIME TO DREAM AGAIN: OPENING DAY POINTS TO SEASON OF POSSIBILITIES

    Up-and-coming rider Samy Camacho wins Tampa Turf Test Fillies and Mares Division on She's Right Again; six-time track champion Daniel Centeno victorious in Males race on Marksman; nominations for Turf Dash, Lightning City Stakes released; fans impressed by upgrades; next day of racing is Wednesday.
    • Nov
    • 23

    ZAMBRANA SWITCHES TO AGENT’S ROLE WHILE RECOVERING FROM INJURY

    Recovering from a fractured tibia and fibula, veteran jockey is hustling bookings for close friends Willie Martinez and David Delgado; Zambrana has landed nine mounts between them for Saturday's Opening Day card.
    • Nov
    • 21

    PAPA JIM’S KITCHEN BRINGS JOY OF THANKSGIVING TO TRACK WORKERS

    As many as 300 backstretch workers and horsemen are expected to share the blessings of the day with a full-course, homemade turkey dinner.
    • Nov
    • 20

    TOP TRAINERS, JOCKS SET FOR SATURDAY’S OPENING DAY EXTRAVAGANZA

    A 10-race card greets fans eager to see horses, jockeys and trainers up close as 2018-2019 season resumes; boatload of new promotions and contests will add to the excitement.
    • Oct
    • 31

    HORSES RETURN TO SUN ON THEIR BACKS, RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

    Trainers and their charges enjoy the laid-back environment of the Oldsmar barn area, which opened Tuesday in advance of Opening Day on Nov. 24.
    • Oct
    • 30

    EIGHT OLDSMAR ‘GRADUATES’ ENTERED IN BREEDERS’ CUP

    Imperial Hint seeks to turn tables on Roy H in TwinSpires Sprint; Catholic Boy takes on elders in Classic; Oldsmar trainer Kathleen O'Connell has high hopes for Stormy Embrace in Filly and Mare Sprint.
    • Oct
    • 29

    TOUCH VODKA, ZAXBY’S TO SPONSOR CUP RACES; BARN AREA OPENS TUESDAY

    The 17th annual, six-race Florida Cup has a full roster of race sponsors; with Opening Day on horizon, Thoroughbreds set to arrive; Tampa Bay Downs to simulcast 35th Breeders' Cup on Friday and Saturday.
    • Sep
    • 27

    RECORD STAKES SCHEDULE WHETS ANTICIPATION FOR 2018-2019 MEETING

    This season's stakes schedule offers a record $3.74-million in purse money, with a 15-percent Florida Cup Day increase fueled through the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes program; $1-million Festival Day, highlighted by Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, is March 9; stall applications are due Friday.
    • Aug
    • 30

    TAMPA BAY DOWNS USES AmTOTE TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT AFTERCARE

    By donating a portion of their earnings, bettors at Tampa Bay Downs can assist retired Thoroughbreds through a joint venture between the racetrack, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and AmTote International.
    • Jul
    • 01

    PERSEVERANCE EARNS MONTERREY FIRST JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE TITLE

    Come-from-behind victory in fourth race swung the tide in veteran rider's favor; Shane Laviolette wins pair for trainer Efren Loza, Jr.
    • Jun
    • 30

    RAIN CAN’T DAMPEN FESTIVE COMPETITION; ALVAREZ LEADS CHALLENGE

    Jose Alvarez rides two winners to take first-day lead in $5,000 Jockeys' Challenge; track, horsemen donate $57,535 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.