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    • Mar
    • 10

    MOTT PLANS TO WEIGH OPTIONS FOR NEXT START FOR TACITUS

    The Wood Memorial and the Toyota Blue Grass on April 6 and the Arkansas Derby on April 13 are among the possibilities for Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby champ; runner-up Outshine, third-place finisher Win Win Win to stay on Kentucky Derby trail.
    • Mar
    • 09

    TACITUS PICKS RIGHT TIME TO EMERGE AS TRIPLE CROWN CANDIDATE

    Lightly raced, Bill Mott-trained Tacitus signals his future is now with Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby victory; Rymska proves best in Hillsborough; Concrete Rose displays grit, class in Florida Oaks; Flameaway returns to Oldsmar with brave triumph; Digital Age arrives in Columbia.
    • Mar
    • 08

    GOOD FRIENDS EAGER TO PROVE THEIR HOMEBRED IS BEST IN TAMPA BAY DERBY

    Trainer Mark Casse appears to have two legitimate Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby threats against client Charlotte Weber's favorite, Win Win Win; first 7,500 get umbrella, with paid admission; $35,126 late Pick-5 carryover.
    • Mar
    • 06

    FIELD OF 11 SET TO VIE FOR OLDSMAR GLORY, TRIP TO LOUISVILLE

    Owners, trainers and jockeys seeking victory, points, strong efforts in Saturday's Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby to keep dreaming of roses; Samy Camacho makes donation to Carlos Carrasco Children's Foundation; Ademar Santos is Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month.
    • Mar
    • 03

    ONCE MORE, WITH GUSTO: HAWKSMOOR TO MAKE FINAL START IN HILLSBOROUGH

    Win or lose Saturday, the Arnaud Delacour-trained mare will be sent to the court of leading sire Kitten's Joy; make plans to enter "Live It Up Challenge" handicapping contest.
    • Mar
    • 02

    “LIVE IT UP CHALLENGE” ONLINE CONTEST BEGINS MARCH 9; CAMACHO WINS 3

    Free event to test players' handicapping acumen; Samy Camacho rides three winners; trainer Kathleen O'Connell and jockey Pablo Morales team for two victories.
    • Mar
    • 01

    FESTIVAL DAY FIELDS TAKING SHAPE; WIN WIN WIN, WELL DEFINED LIKELY

    Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby likely to include Pasco record-setter, Grade III Sam F. Davis winner, as well as Casse, Pletcher and Mott runners; Hawksmoor may attempt graded-stakes turf sweep in Grade II Hillsborough.
    • Feb
    • 27

    TRAINER OF MONTH RODRIGUEZ MAKES MOST OF LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES

    Darien Rodriguez has been out of money once with last 14 starters, earns Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of Month honor; Antonio Gallardo, Samy Camacho and Raul Mena all ride two winners.
    • Feb
    • 24

    WIN WIN WIN TURNS IN STRONG WORK, HEADS TAMPA BAY DERBY NOMS LIST

    Win Win Win breezes 5 furlongs in 59 1/5 seconds from gate, will probably have one more breeze leading to Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 9; 187 total nominations for five Festival Day 39 stakes.
    • Feb
    • 23

    MALKIA LIVES UP TO HIGH HOPES; NIGEL’S DESTINY WINS GATE-TO-WIRE

    That $16,000 Laura Cazares and her partner spent to claim Malkia may prove a great bargain, she's not too far off Tepin's course record in Fillies and Mares Division of Tampa Turf Test; iron horse Nigel's Destiny wins Males Division in his second race of the week.
    • Feb
    • 22

    SPINOFF’S IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE HAS US DREAMING AGAIN

    A lightly raced colt trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez makes smashing 3-year-old debut -- sound familiar?; Tampa Turf Test races are Saturday; "Hearts Reaching Out" golf tournament, dinner on March 4; "Generation Z Special" race is Sunday; Gary Wales sweeps late daily double.
    • Feb
    • 20

    CANNON IS JOCKEY OF MONTH; JUSTIFY’S HALF-SISTER FIFTH IN DEBUT

    Six victories from 14 starters over four days of racing earns Irish rider the Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month Award; another first-time starter, Pep, upsets Egyptian Storm.
    • Feb
    • 17

    BENNETT WINS 4, TIES TRACK MARK; SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS NAMED

    Veteran trainer has now won four races on a single Tampa Bay Downs card three times; accomplishes feat today for four different owners (actually, six, counting two partnerships); "College Days" winners deliver bold, fresh marketing ideas.
    • Feb
    • 16

    KILLYBEGS CAPTAIN UPSETS IMPERIAL HINT IN PELICAN

    Leading jockey Samy Camacho sends Killybegs Captain from the outset, and Imperial Hint and the others have no answers; owner Curragh Racing and trainer John P. Terranova, II complete stakes sweep with Heavenly Score in Minaret; Kids and Family Days event is Sunday in Backyard Picnic Area.
    • Feb
    • 15

    ‘HEARTS REACHING OUT’ TOURNAMENT, DINNER TO KICK OFF FESTIVAL WEEK

    Monday, March 4 is date for popular social event; Imperial Hint seeks to dazzle in Pelican Stakes on Saturday; John Rigattieri is Salt Rock Tavern Trainer of Month.
    • Feb
    • 15

    HERE IT COMES: GOLFEST CELEBRATION THIS WEEKEND

    Golfers of all ages get to embrace the start of a new season this weekend, with numerous chances to win prizes, including Valspar Championship tickets and $500 for a hole-in-one; Golfest Stage entertainment promises to delight; kids 14-and-under get in free; check out great stuff at silent auction.
    • Feb
    • 13

    IMPERIAL HINT SET FOR PELICAN; CENTENO OK, STATUS FOR FRIDAY UNCERTAIN

    Florida-bred 6-year-old's 2019 debut on Saturday a prep for $2.5-million Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 30; six-time Oldsmar riding champion sore but alert, undergoes concussion-protocol testing after frightening spill.
    • Feb
    • 10

    WELL DEFINED’S VICTORY A TESTAMENT TO TEAMWORK; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Winning trainer Kathleen O'Connell spreads the credit around for Florida-bred gelding's Grade III Sam F. Davis upset victory; jockey Antonio Gallardo has ridden three winners six times in last 11 racing days; $7,764.28 Super High-5 carryover Wednesday.
    • Feb
    • 09

    TRAINER ‘K.O.,’ JOCKEY MORALES TEAM WITH WELL DEFINED FOR DAVIS WIN

    Wire-to-wire victory by "home-team" trainer and jockey thrills crowd of 5,208; Hawksmoor, Inspector Lynley tops on turf; Suncoast winner Point of Honor may have very bright future.
    • Feb
    • 08

    KNICKS GO LEGIT DAVIS FAVE, BUT NO SURE THING; FERRER JOCKEY OF MONTH

    Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes gives connections a chance to see where their youthful 3-year-olds belong; two Grade III turf stakes also on 12-race card; Jose Ferrer is Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of Month; Ademar Santos rides three winners; first "Kids and Family Days" event is Sunday.