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    • 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.
    • Nov
    • 29

    DEFENDING CHAMP CENTENO IS FIRST SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH

    Veteran takes a day-by-day approach marked by taking care of his body, working horses with a purpose, studying the form and replays and providing quality feedback to trainers.
    • Nov
    • 25

    EVERYTHING LOVELY RETURNS WITH A FLOURISH ON GLORIOUS OPENING DAY

    Kathleen DeMasi-trained mare will now attempt to better last year's third-place finish in Lightning City Stakes on Dec. 30; one of three winners today for top jockey Daniel Centeno.
    • Nov
    • 24

    SPANISH-SPEAKING FANS TO REAP BENEFITS OF NEW WEBSITE LINK, PODCASTS

    With an extensive background in Thoroughbred racing and the computer-based skills to deliver his knowledge in a timely and informative fashion, Luis Ocasio will open a new window onto the Tampa Bay Downs racing scene for Spanish-speaking fans.
    • Nov
    • 21

    OLDSMAR OVAL SET FOR BANNER SEASON; SEVERAL HIGH-TECH ADDITIONS

    Lightning City Prep, Tampa Turf Test races highlight Opening Day action on Saturday; most of top trainers, jockeys have returned.
    • Nov
    • 02

    WORLD APPROVAL TOPS OLDSMAR GRADS SET FOR BREEDERS’ CUP

    Four horses with Tampa Bay Downs form have made it to Del Mar: turf star World Approval, crack sprinter Imperial Hint, Tom Proctor-trained turf mare Cambodia and 3-year-old filly Elate; Fernando De La Cruz to ride Bucchero in Saturday's Turf Sprint.
    • Oct
    • 30

    VETERAN TRAINER RAYMOND SETS UP SHOP IN BARN 5 AS BACKSIDE OPENS

    Long-time Tampa Bay Downs trainer Bobby Raymond is the first arrival as Oldsmar oval opens backside; training begins Nov. 6, Opening Day is Nov. 25.
    • Oct
    • 13

    RICHEST STAKES SKED IN TRACK ANNALS SET; $1-MILLION FESTIVAL DAY

    Total purse money for the Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 10 increased to $400,000, helping to create seven-figure stakes payday; six other stakes receive additional money; track-record 28 stakes on tap.
    • Oct
    • 12

    FOUR NEW FTBOA FLORIDA SIRE STAKES ENHANCE 2017-2018 SCHEDULE

    Florida-bred 3-year-olds eligible for the Florida Sire Stakes events will compete for $450,000 in purse money, with two races Dec. 16 and two on May 5, which is Kentucky Derby Day.
    • Sep
    • 07

    TAMPA BAY DOWNS TO CLOSE SUNDAY AND MONDAY DUE TO IRMA

    Massive storm has already caused deaths, destruction.
    • Jul
    • 01

    CAMACHO WINS ANOTHER JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE; CORGIS STEAL SHOW

    Venezuela-born rider in the money on seven of eight mounts to claim top prize; more than 3,000 fans watch the lovable Corgis.
    • Jun
    • 30

    PAST JOCKEYS’ CHALLENGE CHAMPS BATTLE FOR TOP PRIZE

    Ademar Santos rides three winners, but Samy Camacho stays close in points standings with a win, two seconds and two thirds; Corgi races after Saturday's card.
    • Jun
    • 21

    SUMMER FESTIVAL OF RACING AND MUSIC AIMS TO HIT HIGH NOTES

    Two days of Thoroughbred action and concerts headlined by The Superstars featuring Ronnie D and the Soul Circus Cowboys -- plus high-spirited racing Corgis -- make the Oldsmar oval the place to kick off the long Independence Day weekend.
    • May
    • 07

    CENTENO TIES MANGANELLO’S MARK; GERALD BENNETT, RIDENJAC HONORED

    Familiar faces take home the hardware on the next-to-last day of the 2016-2017 meeting.
    • May
    • 06

    KENTUCKY DERBY DAY A FUN SUCCESS; GONZALEZ, CAMACHO EACH WIN 4

    Fourth-largest crowd in track history enjoys all the trappings leading to the world's greatest Thoroughbred race; Edwin Gonzalez, Samy Camacho don't leave much for other jocks.
    • May
    • 05

    LEONARD SECURES TRAINER OF MONTH HONOR; GATES OPEN AT 10 A.M.

    April hot streak leads to Tampa Bay Brewing Company recognition; four Tampa Bay Downs alums set to chase Kentucky Derby immortality.