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    • Jan
    • 07

    SKYWAY FESTIVAL DAY CARD ON JAN. 20 DRAWS 71 NOMINEES; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Pasco Stakes nominations list features Tricks to Doo, winner of the Inaugural last month; Almond Roca nominated to Gasparilla off her smashing Sandpiper score; Wayward Lass Stakes could be a ding-donger if Tapa Tapa Tapa, Martini Glass enter; leading jockey Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, one a dead-heat.
    • Jan
    • 06

    CELEBRITY WARRIOR PULLS UPSET, JERMYN STREET TRUE TO FORM IN TURF TEST

    Celebrity Warrior rolls through the lane to win Males Division of Tampa Turf Test; Jermyn Street takes over on turn to capture Females Division.
    • Jan
    • 05

    PINING FOR LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF DECEMBER; TAMPA TURF TEST ON TAP

    Warming trend makes Oldsmar oval more inviting, creating ideal venue for Saturday's Tampa Turf Test races; return here by Horse of Year finalist World Approval possible.
    • Jan
    • 03

    DELACOUR’S STRONG 2017 CAPPED BY TRAINER OF MONTH HONOR

    Conditioner poised for another strong year, sports a trio of promising 3-year-olds including Inaugural winner Tricks to Doo; big return today for 2016 Sam F. Davis runner-up Rafting.
    • Dec
    • 31

    MUCH FOR FANS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2018; GALLARDO RED-HOT

    A safe, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year's celebration to all of our loyal patrons, horsemen, jockeys, employees and backstretch workers!
    • Dec
    • 30

    PAY ANY PRICE, SMILING CAUSEWAY BURN UP THE BLADES IN STAKES ACTION

    Seven-year-old Florida-bred gelding has been a "different horse" since being claimed in 2016; promising turf sprint filly keeps improving; Sunday racing card begins at 12:25 p.m.; Pablo Morales rides his 200th winner of the year; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, again.
    • Dec
    • 29

    LIGHTNING CITY, TURF DASH DRAW SALTY FIELDS; GALLARDO JOCKEY OF MONTH

    Trainer Kathleen DeMasi has good shots with Everything Lovely in Lightning City, Dubini in Turf Dash; Antonio Gallardo to be honored as Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month, rides three winners; Sunday racing to return on New Year's Eve.
    • Dec
    • 27

    INSPIRED BY GREATNESS, “ROOKIE” HANDICAPPER WINS 10 DAYS OF FESTIVUS

    El Dorado, Ark., resident Ken Hamilton nailed 38-1 shot on first day of contest and made the lead hold up; big fields for Turf Dash and Lightning City Stakes on Saturday.
    • Dec
    • 23

    TAPA TAPA TAPA KNOCKS DOWN THE DOOR IN STRONG RETURN EFFORT

    Already celebrating an Ohio state football title engineered by his son, trainer Tim Hamm welcomes back Tapa Tapa Tapa with outstanding performance; fields for Turf Dash, Lightning City on Dec. 30 taking shape.
    • Dec
    • 22

    VINO ROSSO COULD BE RIGHT VINTAGE; FERRER, GALLARDO EACH WIN 3

    Todd Pletcher-trained 2-year-old colt wins for fun under jockey John Velazquez, could return here Feb. 10 for Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes; Jose Ferrer and Antonio Gallardo win three apiece; Suncoast Stakes winner Tapa Tapa Tapa set to return Saturday.
    • Dec
    • 21

    PAPA JIM’S KITCHEN TO SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER ON CHRISTMAS DAY

    Jim Tsirigotis, his wife Terry, their son Jim, Jr., and cook John Rizos are preparing Christmas Day dinner for 250 backstretch workers as Papa Jim's Restaurant and Tampa Bay Downs give back to the Thoroughbred community.
    • Dec
    • 20

    STIDHAM IS TRAINER OF MONTH; $34K PICK-5 CARRYOVER FRIDAY

    Michael Stidham splits his stable between Tampa Bay Downs and Fair Grounds, and with sterling help from his crew, it is working; apprentice jockey Stephanie E. Sheroski earns first Oldsmar victory.
    • Dec
    • 16

    FTBOA RACES PRODUCE WORTHY WINNERS; 2-YEAR-OLD STAKES WINNERS EXCEL

    Mo Cash scores second Tampa Bay Downs stakes triumph; Surprise Wedding dashes to the altar; Almond Roca sets stakes record in Sandpiper; Inaugural winner Tricks to Doo one to keep eye on.
    • Dec
    • 15

    ALLEN IS SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH; RIDES ZIPPING IN FTBOA STAKES

    Some of his rivals weren't born when he won his first Oldsmar title, but Ronnie Allen, Jr.'s youthful, enthusiastic approach plays well in any decade; Festival Cotillion Day stakes action begins with second race; Michael Stidham-Brian Pedroza combo tallies again.
    • Dec
    • 13

    STAKES FIELDS SET FOR SATURDAY; CENTENO RIDES THREE WINNERS

    Three Rules and Mo Cash prepared to do battle in FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes; Daniel Centeno scores a hat trick, while Dean Butler notches his first victory since returning from injury.
    • Dec
    • 09

    STIDHAM BARN OFF TO HOT START, CAPTURES LAMBHOLM SOUTH FEATURE

    Lone 3-year-old in field stages whirlwind rally to triumph; Jose L. Alvarez rides two winners; racing continues Wednesday.
    • Dec
    • 08

    THREE RULES, MO CASH SET SIGHTS ON OLDSMAR; DEC. 16 BRUNCH SET

    Outstanding Florida-breds could reprise their Grade III Carry Back thriller in FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes a week from Saturday; trainer Gerald Bennett has R Angel Katelyn on verge of peak performance.
    • Dec
    • 06

    FERRER A FINALIST FOR GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD

    Veteran wins first race since returning to action, ahead of doctor's prediction, following horrific multi-horse spill in September; nominations released for Dec. 16 stakes card; David Hinsley is Tampa Bay Brewing Company Trainer of the Month.
    • Dec
    • 02

    GO CRISTIAN GO DEFIES ODDS; CONNECTIONS AIMING FOR 12/30 TURF DASH

    Lone 3-year-old in the field sets swift fractions and pulls away late to establish his bona fides for the $100,000 Turf Dash Stakes on Dec. 30.
    • Dec
    • 01

    POPULAR JOCKEY DECIDES IT’S TIME TO REPRESENT OTHERS; FERRER BACK

    Former jockey Jose Angel Garcia is hustling business for established veterans Huber Villa-Gomez and Javier Santiago, with an eye toward cracking the top 10 of the standings; veteran Jose Ferrer defies predictions of doctors, returns to action 11 weeks after incurring serious internal injuries.