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    • Apr
    • 14

    QUIP’S OAKLAWN HANDICAP VICTORY BURNISHES TAMPA BAY DERBY REP

    Most Tampa Bay Derby winners since Street Sense in 2007 have gone on to further glory; 18 tickets sold on winning late Pick-5 combination.
    • Apr
    • 13

    ‘GREAT BETTING RACE’ PRODUCES THRILLING FOUR-HORSE PHOTO FINISH; NO ONE HITS LATE PICK-5, SO CARRYOVER POOL OF $18,176 INTO SUNDAY

    Harv Won't Tap rallies from the clouds to win wide-open Lambholm South Race of the Week; pair of long-shot winners ensure Sunday's late Pick-5 will be large.
    • Apr
    • 12

    KENTUCKY DERBY RESERVED SEATS GOING FAST; TWO FTBOA STAKES ON CARD

    Reserved Grandstand seats on the May 4 finish line are $10; patrons who pay the $3 general admission fee can access Grandstand seating on a “first-come, first-served” basis, as always.
    • Apr
    • 10

    SWEEZEY KEEPS SEEKING TO IMPROVE; CENTENO, GALLARDO EACH WIN 3

    Kent Sweezey is Salt Rock Tavern Trainer of the Month; Daniel Centeno has 11 victories over last six racing days.
    • Apr
    • 07

    TACITUS, WIN WIN WIN SHOW THEIR DERBY STUFF IN SATURDAY PREPS

    At least three Tampa Bay Downs "graduates" are expected to run in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 4.
    • Apr
    • 06

    EMOTIONS RUN HIGH FOR FIRST-TIME WINNING TRAINERS

    Budding law student Tyler Rotstein and career horseman Lee Cameron experienced a feeling Saturday they'll never forget.
    • Apr
    • 05

    AMBITIOUS JOCKEY OF MONTH VIEWS OBSTACLES AS OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW

    Raul Mena credits his faith and his family for helping him to come back from a serious accident at 19 and a recent 0-for-36 skid, earns Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month Award; Samy Camacho, Ronnie Allen, Jr., each ride two winners; major Kentucky Derby prep races to be simulcast Saturday.
    • Apr
    • 03

    JOCKEY JORGE URDANETA AT MEASE COUNTRYSIDE AFTER SPILL

    Urdaneta remains under observation; 3-year-old filly Crystaleigh appears fine.
    • Mar
    • 31

    FLORIDA CUP LIVES UP TO EXPECTATIONS; CROWN AND SUGAR EXCEEDS THEM

    Ex-claimer turns on the jets in stretch to take Pleasant Acres Stallions Distaff Turf; Antonio Gallardo, Tyler Gaffalione each win two Florida Cup races; Daniel Centeno rides four winners on day; action is fast and furious throughout in front of 5,227.
    • Mar
    • 30

    FLORIDA CUP HAS BEEN A HIT FROM OUTSET; PICK-5 CARRYOVER POOL ADDS TO SUNDAY’S FESTIVITIES; MORALES RIDES THREE WINNERS

    Florida Cup Day keeps proving state's breeding and racing industry is flourishing, with room for growth; late Pick-5 to start with $32,850 in pot; Pablo Morales sweeps late daily double.
    • Mar
    • 29

    FIRENZE FIRE SET FOR 4-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN FLORIDA CUP ZAXBY’S SPRINT

    A total of 51 entries for Sunday's six $115,000 Florida Cup races for registered Florida-breds; Dubai World Cup action, Xpressbet Florida Derby to be simulcast Saturday; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners.
    • Mar
    • 27

    FOR CARRASCO, “KICK-BACK” TIME WITH JENN AND MYA REFRESHING TONIC

    Victor Carrasco, Jr., is Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of Month; Samy Camacho, Pablo Morales each ride two winners.
    • Mar
    • 24

    FIRENZE FIRE HEADS IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF LIKELY FLORIDA CUP STARTERS

    Six races worth $115,000 apiece, three on main track and three on turf, slated for Sunday, March 31; trainer Eoin Harty, jockey Daniel Centeno each win two.
    • Mar
    • 23

    MARKSMAN SETS COURSE MARK; PICK-5, SUPER HIGH-5 CARRYOVERS SUNDAY

    Marksman wins two legs of series, sets course record in today's final leg; Lemon Zip best of the gals; 26-1 winner in last means bettors have tens of thousands of duckies to vie for Sunday.
    • Mar
    • 22

    TAMPA TURF TEST SERIES CONCLUDES SATURDAY; OLDSMAR ‘GRADS’ IN N.O.

    Added distance will test older turf specialists; is Spinoff the next Always Dreaming?; you can call teenage jockey Juan Carlos Rodriguez all wet, today.
    • Mar
    • 20

    SPIETH’S EVEN-KEELED WAYS HELP HIM EARN JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR

    Scott Spieth, Oldsmar's winningest active jockey, is Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month winner; Samy Camacho enjoys another three-win day; trainer Bernell Rhone, jockey Dean Butler combine for two victories.
    • Mar
    • 17

    FLORIDA CUP NOMS OUT; CENTENO FINDS GEM; CAMACHO WINS 100TH (AND 101ST)

    Six $115,000 races for Florida-breds on March 31 attract 140 nominees; Daniel Centeno forges powerful connection with 3-year-old Alwaysmining; Samy Camacho passes the century mark for meeting.
    • Mar
    • 16

    CAMACHO, SANTOS EACH RIDE 2 WINNERS; WAR BRIDLE RUNS WEDNESDAY

    Samy Camacho returns from fall Friday to raise meet-leading total to 98 victories, while Ademar Santos sweeps late daily double; Sunday is final "Kids and Family Days" event of season; Oldsmar jockey Daniel Centeno wins Private Terms Stakes at Laurel with Alwaysmining.
    • Mar
    • 15

    FLORES SCORES FIRST TRAINING VICTORY; DELACOUR TRAINER OF MONTH; BENNETT AND CENTENO COMBINE FOR 3 WINS

    Emotional first training victory for retired jock David Flores and close friend Jesus Castanon; Arnaud Delacour patient, pragmatic and productive; Gerald Bennett and Daniel Centeno make three trips to winner's circle together; Victor Carrasco, Jr., earns 500th training victory; Imperial Hint works like champion, likely headed to Dubai.
    • Mar
    • 13

    IMPERIAL HINT EARNS TOP FLORIDA-BRED HONOR, ON TRACK FOR DUBAI

    Locally based horse wins state Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male and Champion Sprinter honors, conditioner eyes Friday workout as litmus test for Dubai try; Stormy Embrace is Champion Older Female, Champion Female Sprinter; Mike Dini sends out two winners.