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    • Feb
    • 10

    PLETCHER’S RECORD IN SAM F. DAVIS IS WORTHY OF RESPECT

    Conditioner gunning for seventh victory since 2006 in the Grade III, $250,000 event; fellow trainer George "Rusty" Arnold ships Wild Shot in early to get the lay of the land; Tom Proctor stays red-hot, now 12-for-23 for meeting.
    • Feb
    • 09

    ‘HOME-TEAM’ HOPEFULS R ANGEL KATELYN, KASAQUI LOOKING SHARP

    Gerald Bennett's R Angel Katelyn could be horse to beat in Suncoast Stakes on Saturday; Ignacio Correas IV's Kasaqui will be tough in Tampa Bay Stakes; Pick-5 record payout today with one lucky winner.
    • Feb
    • 08

    NO DOZING, McCRAKEN READY FOR DAVIS; NESS CLAIMS TRAINER OF MONTH

    Trainers of both colts believe they are primed for strong efforts in Grade III "Road to the Kentucky Derby" test on Saturday; past nine-time Oldsmar training champ rebuilds through astute claims, perseverance.
    • Feb
    • 05

    McCRAKEN, NO DOZING HEAD SAM F. DAVIS PROBABLES; PLETCHER COLT LIKELY

    Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South fields taking shape; Leandro Goncalves rides two winners on "Super Sunday" card.
    • Feb
    • 04

    VISIONS OF WEALTH, WINS LURE BETTORS, HORSEMEN AS MEET HEATS UP

    Huge Pick-5 carryover of $26,000-plus adds spice to "Super Sunday" card; registration for "Live It Up Challenge" handicapping contest nearing; Ademar Santos, Dean Butler each ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 03

    ‘FARM FAVORITE’ MAKES CASSE LOOK LIKE A GENIUS

    Despite being away from the races for 21 months, 8-year-old Captain Genius shows he has the ability and the heart to be a winner.
    • Feb
    • 03

    SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLFEST TO GET PLAYERS IN THE SWING; BEGINS SATURDAY

    Latest equipment offerings, 'Great Tampa Teach-In,' demonstrations and clinics, the always-popular U.S. Kids Golf Family Fun Zone and the Paradise Golf Craft Beer Experience are among the attractions on Saturday and Sunday.
    • Feb
    • 01

    ALLEN SLAM-DUNK CHOICE AS HAMPTON INN & SUITES JOCKEY OF MONTH

    The four-time Oldsmar track champion is riding as if the digits of his age were reversed; registration is open for the "Live It Up Challenge" handicapping contest, which begins Feb. 11.
    • Jan
    • 29

    ECLIPSE WINNERS CLASSIC EMPIRE, TEPIN TOP FESTIVAL PREVIEW DAY NOMS

    Mark Casse-trained champions head list of 142 nominees to Feb. 11 stakes card; Todd Pletcher nominates 12 3-year-olds to Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis, a "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points race; 62-year-old great-grandmother Sue Martin rides winner of fourth race.
    • Jan
    • 28

    LIGHTHOUSE SOUND KEEPS WINNING RACES AND INFLUENCING PEOPLE

    Venerable 10-year-old gelding moves to his former home after 24th career victory; Fernando De La Cruz rides two winners.
    • Jan
    • 27

    PROCTOR CAPTURES TAMPA BAY BREWING CO. TRAINER OF MONTH AWARD

    Veteran conditioner shares fond memories, creates new ones in Oldsmar and other locales; Ian Wilkes pleased with McCraken's recent workout; Saturday is "Cap Giveaway Day" and a chance to meet top jockeys.
    • Jan
    • 25

    DINI’S FLORIDA OAKS PLANS CRYSTALLIZING; ALWAYS DREAMING OPENS EYES

    Locally owned sophomore Dynatail won Tuesday's OBS Championship Stakes for fillies in Ocala; back at Oldsmar oval, Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-old romps to maiden score, impresses his Hall of Fame jockey.
    • Jan
    • 25

    JORDAN & JORDAN BUILD THEIR STABLE FROM THE GROUND UP

    Blair and Springer use their extensive Thoroughbred backgrounds and education to balance the demands of racing and parenthood and help equine athletes live up to their full potential.
    • Jan
    • 22

    CHAPLAINCY EVENT IS MARCH 6; TEPIN, McCRAKEN MIGHT BE COMING

    The 25th annual "Hearts Reaching Out" golf tournament, dinner and charity auction will again kick off Festival Week in March; two-time Eclipse champion Tepin pointing toward Grade III Lambholm South Endeavour on Feb. 11; unbeaten 3-year-old McCraken likely to start in Grade III Sam F. Davis the same day; Daniel Centeno rides three winners, while Ronnie Allen, Jr., has 12 over last five days.
    • Jan
    • 22

    TEPIN WINS SECOND ECLIPSE; CALIFORNIA CHROME HORSE OF YEAR

    Tepin's trainer, Mark Casse, also wins with Champion 2-Year-Old Male Classic Empire; Oldsmar trainer Arnaud Delacour third with A.P. Indian in Male Sprinter category.
    • Jan
    • 21

    R ANGEL KATELYN THRILLS BACKERS; THE MONEY MONSTER COLLECTS

    Third successive stakes score for Florida-bred filly, raising her career earnings above $200,000; Pasco invader relishes a challenge, wins under Edgard Zayas; No Fault of Mine almost flawless in Wayward Lass; trainer Tom Proctor 3-for-3 on turf.
    • Jan
    • 20

    COMPETITIVE FIELDS FOR SKYWAY STAKES; ALLEN, GONZALEZ STAY HOT

    South Florida invader, local lass favorites for Saturday's 3-year-old stakes; Ronnie Allen, Jr., rides three winners, has eight over last three days; Edwin Gonzalez is Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month.
    • Jan
    • 18

    SKYWAY FESTIVAL DAY FIELDS SET; O’CONNELL SADDLES THREE WINNERS

    Pair of Gerald Bennett-conditioned horses may wear favorite's role come Saturday; "KO" makes her owners happy with three victories.
    • Jan
    • 18

    OLDSMAR OVAL FANS ROOTING FOR A.P. INDIAN, TEPIN TO WIN ECLIPSES

    Arnaud Delacour-trained gelding, Mark Casse-conditioned mare are finalists for the sport's most prestigious trophies; Casse also a finalist for Outstanding Trainer honor.
    • Jan
    • 15

    WINTER FUN JUST GETTING STARTED; ALLEN RIDES THREE WINNERS

    Saturday's Skyway Festival Day card gets the ball rolling; Cap Giveaway Day is Jan. 28; Ronnie Allen, Jr., rides three winners; Futile impressive in Pelican Prep triumph.