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    • Feb
    • 06

    10 3-YEAR-OLDS SET TO TAKE FIRST DERBY STEPS IN GRADE III SAM F. DAVIS

    Grade I winner Knicks Go, along with stakes winners Five Star General and Well Defined, headline deep field; Grade III Tampa Bay Stakes, Grade III Lambholm South Endeavour and Suncoast all appear wide open; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners, again.
    • Feb
    • 03

    TRIO OF SPRINT STARS NOMINATED TO FEB. 16 PELICAN; GALLARDO SORE BUT OK

    Imperial Hint, X Y Jet, World of Trouble and last year's Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner, Quip, among Pelican nominees; jockey Antonio Gallardo incurs left-leg contusion when his mount breaks down in seventh.
    • Feb
    • 02

    SAM F. DAVIS HISTORY SUGGESTS WINNER MIGHT JUST BE GETTING STARTED

    Is this the year a Grade III Sam F. Davis winner enters the most hallowed ground in racing on the first Saturday in May? Next Saturday starts to tell; jockey Antonio Gallardo is beginning to roll, with six victories in two days and 10 since Sunday.
    • Feb
    • 01

    FESTIVAL PREVIEW DAY FAST APPROACHING; GALLARDO & CAMACHO WIN 3

    Preliminary weather forecast for Feb. 9 megastakes card is excellent, we'll keep you posted; jocks Antonio Gallardo, Samy Camacho play riveting game of "Can you top this?"
    • Feb
    • 01

    EX-TRAINERS FIND WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE AFTER LEAVING BARNS BEHIND

    Retired trainers Ronnie Allen, Sr., Carlos Garcia and Lori Smock find new outlets to express their love of Thoroughbreds and quench their passion for racing at Tampa Bay Downs.
    • Jan
    • 30

    WINS KEEP PILING UP FOR RUMBA ISLAND TRAINER OF MONTH NAVARRO

    With seven victories from 16 local starts in January, Jorge Navarro is easy choice for Rumba Island Bar & Grill Trainer of Month honors; second-race winner Smoken Deb shows promise.
    • Jan
    • 27

    KNICKS GO HAS FEB. 9 SAM F. DAVIS SQUARELY IN SIGHTS; GALLARDO WINS 3

    Grinch-like weather spoils much of today's fun, but busy elves in Oldsmar racing office gather 132 nominations for Feb. 9 Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South.
    • Jan
    • 26

    CAMACHO ENJOYS ANOTHER BIG DAY; LATE TRAINER KAELIN HONORED

    Samy Camacho rides five winners with two seconds, in complete control of the Oldsmar jockeys' race; fifth race honors late trainer Forrest Kaelin; Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South nominations to be announced Sunday.
    • Jan
    • 25

    SET YOUR ALARM CLOCKS: THOROUGHBRED FUN BEGINS EARLY SATURDAY

    A visit from top trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr., on "Morning Glory Club," outstanding horses working out and an opportunity to get a head start on your handicapping -- with a late Pick-5 carryover pool of $18,529.87 and the Pegasus World Cup Invitational from Gulfstream -- are just a few of the enticements; Antonio Gallardo rides three winners.
    • Jan
    • 24

    SANTOS, MIRANDA COMBO LIGHTS SPARK OF FAMILY LOVE, DEVOTION

    Jockey Ademar Santos employs a not-so-secret weapon in his quest to win races at Tampa Bay Downs: the persuasive powers of his wife Rose Miranda, who is working as his agent.
    • Jan
    • 23

    MORALES ENJOYS CLIMB, EARNS SEÑOR TEQUILA JOCKEY OF MONTH HONOR

    Experience, plenty of confidence and a strong support system elevate profile of popular rider; Samy Camacho rides three winners; Cap Giveaway Day is Saturday.
    • Jan
    • 20

    TRUE HONOR LIGHTS UP TOTE BOARD; CAP GIVEAWAY DAY IS SATURDAY

    Victory by 91-1 shot creates largest win, exacta and trifecta payoffs of the meeting; fans can interact with jockeys during autograph signings Saturday; late double pays $623.60, courtesy of jockey Scott Spieth.
    • Jan
    • 19

    WIN WIN WIN SETS TRACK MARK IN PASCO; 2 OTHER STAKES RECORDS FALL

    Win Win Win speeds home in Pasco, setting a track record as the first horse in Oldsmar history to better 1:21 for 7 furlongs; Molto Bella shakes off early speed duel to dominate Gasparilla foes; Tapa Tapa Tapa pretty as a picture in Wayward Lass; Dennis Scott, Jim Tipps finish 1-2 in "High Rollers Handicapping Contest."
    • Jan
    • 18

    WAR BRIDLE OWNERS HOPE TO SHARE THRILLS; MOTION TRAINER OF MONTH

    "Tampa Bay Owners Club" members set to raise the roof for War Bridle in Pasco; H. Graham Motion claims Salt Rock Tavern honor, saddles Almond Roca in Wayward Lass; Pick-5 hit for $7,628.80 on 50-cent wager.
    • Jan
    • 16

    3-YEAR-OLD STAKES HEADLINE SATURDAY CARD; $35,340 PICK-5 CARRYOVER

    Win Win Win, Molto Bella among 18 sophomores aiming to establish a strong foundation for 2019; win payoffs of $52, $26.40 and $83.40 help create added Pick-5 excitement.
    • Jan
    • 13

    CAMACHO KEEPS ROLLING, EYES MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES ON HORIZON

    Second four-victory performance of the meeting for last year's runner-up; deadline to register for "High Rollers Handicapping Contest" extended to noon on Saturday, the day of the event.
    • Jan
    • 12

    SKYWAY FESTIVAL DAY FIELDS TAKING SHAPE; TRICKS TO DOO WINS

    Grade II winner Call Paul has credentials to tackle Pasco; Classic Fit approaching Gasparilla in fine form; Skyway Festival Day fun to include big-money handicapping contest; Tricks to Doo loving the Oldsmar lawn.
    • Jan
    • 11

    64-YEAR-OLD JOCKEY LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR UPSET VICTORY

    Gilberto Laiz rides first-time starter Snow Forecast with supreme confidence to shock rivals, bettors; "College Day" contest is Saturday; huge Pick-5, Pick-4 payoffs after 41-1 shot wins 10th.
    • Jan
    • 09

    JOCKEY OF MONTH CASTANON SHARES MILESTONE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS

    Señor Tequila Mexican Grill Award winner reflects on the contributions of racing's far-flung community to his success; wave of long-shot winners creates a $34,672 Pick-5 carryover into Friday's card on races 6-10.
    • Jan
    • 06

    JANUARY 19 SKYWAY FESTIVAL DAY STAKES DRAW 79 NOMINATIONS

    Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go, Grade II Saratoga winner Call Paul head Pasco list; Fancy Dress Party, Fashion Faux Pas among Gasparilla nominees; Samy Camacho rides two winners, extends lead in standings.