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    • 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.
    • May
    • 04

    CURE FOR FEVER: 3 DAYS OF RACING PLUS OAKS, DERBY SIMULCASTS

    Thoroughbred action Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus simulcasts of Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, is what we've been waiting for...
    • Apr
    • 30

    NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHERE THE TIME WENT; GARCIA WINS 3

    Trainers and jockeys prepare to bid a fond farewell to their Oldsmar fans; guys like Wilmer Garcia still have races to win.
    • Apr
    • 29

    CENTENO RIDES FOUR WINNERS, REACHES CENTURY MARK FOR MEETING

    Virtually assured of a record sixth Tampa Bay Downs riding title, veteran is also closing in on 2,500 North American victories.
    • Apr
    • 28

    ALWAYS DREAMING, TAPWRIT, STATE OF HONOR WORK; McCRAKEN GOES SUNDAY

    Horses with Oldsmar form hope to make noise on May 6 under Twin Spires; Hold On Smokey returns to winner's circle for Kielty; Art Sherman visits -- after nearly 60-year absence.
    • Apr
    • 28

    TRACK DONATES $50,000 TO OLDSMAR CARES TO HELP CITIZENS IN NEED

    Non-profit, volunteer organization will use money to construct a much-needed new building that will help further its mission.