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    • Nov
    • 29

    BENNETT THINKS MAIDEN WINNER COULD BE SOMETHING SPECIAL

    Professional performance by No Getting Over Me in career debut stokes optimism for veteran owner-trainer; Samy Camacho rides three winners; "Tampa Bay Sport Day" trivia contest, Festivus Challenge handicapping contest highlight Saturday promotional offerings.
    • Nov
    • 27

    STIDHAM WINS NO. 2,000; FESTIVUS, TAMPA BAY SPORT DAY ON TAP SATURDAY

    Veteran trainer reaches career milestone with his assistant's horse; contest fever set to strike Saturday; Angel Suarez leads parade of promising new jockeys.
    • Nov
    • 26

    PAPA JIM’S KITCHEN TEAM THANKFUL FOR OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

    Tampa Bay Downs backstretch workers have a place to enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to "Papa Jim" Tsirigotis, his kitchen crew and the racetrack.
    • Nov
    • 20

    WEDNESDAY'S OPENING DAY CARD KICKS OFF 94TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

    Promotional calendar has something for everyone; TVG's Matt Carothers takes over handicapping duties; Ultimate 6 wager added to menu; stakes schedule offers $3.51-million in purse money; defending training champ Gerald Bennett, top jockey Samy Camacho back to defend.
    • Oct
    • 30

    TRAINER CARVAJAL LIKES IMPERIAL HINT’S BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT CHANCES

    Speedy Saratoga record-holder is approaching Saturday's $2-million race in outstanding form, according to his Tampa Bay Downs-based trainer.
    • Jul
    • 01

    SANTOS EDGES MENA TO CAPTURE THIRD JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE TITLE

    Another Jockeys' Challenge crown is doubly sweet for Brazilian journeyman, who returned recently after missing two months with a broken collarbone.
    • Jun
    • 30

    THOROUGHBREDS, CORGIS ENLIVEN FIRST DAY OF SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance recognized after fifth race; Raul Mena rides two winners, leads Jockeys' Challenge standings; trainer Patty A. Burns sends out two winners.
    • May
    • 07

    “LIVE IT UP CHALLENGE” CHAMP SURVIVES EARLY SCARE TO BEAT 700-PLUS FOES

    Additional lifelines vital to Chris Crowley's title performance, enabling him to collect $1,000 first prize and two seats at next season's High Rollers event; Tampa Bay area player Kevin Monaghan finishes second, earns $500 and one seat.
    • May
    • 05

    BENNETT WINS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE TRAINING TITLE; AVERILL RACING ON TOP

    Heavy rain, accompanied by widespread lightning and high winds, force the cancellation of the remainder of the May 5 card after the first race.
    • May
    • 04

    MORALES SHINES ON JACKSON, WILDWOOD’S BEAUTY IN FTBOA STAKES; GOES 5-FOR-5

    Two stakes victories highlight run of four consecutive winners for jockey; trainer Kathleen O'Connell sends out three winners.
    • May
    • 03

    ALLEN RIDES 4 WINNERS; PREPARE FOR DERBY CELEBRATION

    Veteran reinsman Ronnie Allen, Jr., has a near-perfect day, with four victories and two seconds from six mounts; we're planning a Kentucky Derby party Saturday, hope you all can make it.
    • May
    • 01

    ALLEN EARNS JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR AFTER FACING PERSONAL DEMONS

    Popular four-time Tampa Bay Downs champion jockey Ronnie Allen, Jr., is battling his addiction, day by day, with strong support from family, friends and community and his own inner strength.
    • Apr
    • 28

    BENNETT KEEPS PILING UP VICTORIES; MORALES RIDES 3 WINNERS

    With a fourth consecutive training title assured, Gerald Bennett sees no reason to rest on his laurels; Pablo Morales is a master of the Oldsmar turf.
    • Apr
    • 27

    WEEP NO MORE MY LADY – DERBY DAY GALA FAST APPROACHING

    Among the scheduled events on Kentucky Derby Day is the Hat Contest, with prizes awarded to the winners in men's, women's and children's divisions; Jose Angel Garcia, Pablo Morales each ride two winners today.
    • Apr
    • 26

    CAMACHO, GALLARDO TO BID FAREWELLS WEDNESDAY; MURRILL WINS THREE

    Top two Oldsmar jockeys to compete in Saturday stakes at Gulfstream, which will be simulcast here; Mitchell Murrill appears ready to fill void, scoring a hat trick.
    • Apr
    • 24

    WARD SUMMONS LATE-MEET MAGIC TO EARN TRAINER OF MONTH AWARD

    Five victories from last nine starters enable Dennis Ward to pull out Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of the Month Award.
    • Apr
    • 20

    GALLARDO RIDES THREE WINNERS; TRACK CLOSED ON EASTER SUNDAY

    Thoroughbred action resumes Wednesday; Oldsmar oval promises plenty of fun on May 4, Kentucky Derby Day.
    • Apr
    • 19

    BUTLER NAMED JOCKEY OF MONTH; RAIN, LIGHTNING FORCE CANCELLATION

    "Hard-headed" veteran Dean Butler earns Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month Award; nasty weather arrives on schedule, forces last seven races to be cancelled; Daniel Centeno returns to Laurel to ride Preakness prospect.
    • Apr
    • 17

    CAMACHO WINS FOUR; TRACK, SILKS POKER ROOM TO CLOSE EASTER SUNDAY

    Samy wins on his first four, helps Pedro Menendez to his first career training victory; no racing on Easter Sunday.
    • Apr
    • 17

    ONE OF THE FAMILY: 34-YEAR-OLD ‘WELFIE’ KEEPS GIVING

    After an undistinguished racing career, trainer John Pimental turned the bay gelding Welfare Line into a top-notch pony horse. But it's what the now-34-year-old pensioner has done for John and Diana and their family that is noteworthy, and inspiring.