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Horseman's Notices Summer Festival of Racing

Horseman’s Notices Summer Festival of Racing

June 30th, 2021 - July 1st, 2021

Please Note: Tampa Bay Downs will be taking entries for Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 and Thursday, July 1'', 2021, on Friday, June 25th, 2021. To make Entries call 813-855-4401.

  • When races do not overfill, there will be no limits on how many horses an owner or trainer may run in a race for these two days of racing ONLY!
  • Any claimed horses will be eligible to race immediately for the new connections in any jurisdiction.
  • To be eligible to claim on Wednesday's card the owner must have started a horse during the 90-day 2020-2021 meet or have an open claiming slip; to claim a horse on Thursday's card the owner must have started a horse earlier that day or have an open claiming slip.
  • The Salix vets will prepare a log sheet with every starter's Salix usage for each day. A Salix Fee of $25 and will be charged against the said owner’s account.
  • In addition, any emergency or elective service done post- race will also be charged to the owners account - these services will be authorized by a signed slip with service noted and the charge.
  • All vet services will be billed to the owners account race day.
  • All purse funds will be held 48 hours regardless of finish position.
  • The Barn Area will open at 8:00am on Tuesday and close three hours after the last race on Thursday- no exceptions.
  • Field size will be limited to eight starters per race.
  • All horses will be housed in Barn 30 and 31 - no exceptions.
  • Any trainer needing groom accommodations please notify at time of entry.
  • All papers will be delivered to the Steward's Office (first floor of the Grandstand) on Race Day and picked up in the Paddock immediately following each race.
  • Colors may be picked up immediately in the Jocks Room.
  • Each race will offer a starting bonus of $2,000.00 to be divided between the horses running fifth place on back. The bonus will be capped at $500 per horse.
  • Jockeys bonus - $2500 first place, $1500 second place and $1000 third place.
  • Jockeys will be required to show proof of Covid 19 vaccination/or two negative Covid 19 tests (one 6 days prior to riding and the second one (Rapid Test) on race day).
  • Horsemen are reminded that management requires ALL horsemen running horses at Tampa Bay Downs to have current Workmen's Compensation Insurance on file at the security office. Fax 813-261-1981.
  • A negative Coggins Test must be accompanying a 72-hour Health Certificate for all horses competing at Tampa Bay Downs, Inc.
  • All horses must be vaccinated against Equine Herpes Type 1 {EHV-1) between 14 and 120 days prior to arrival.
  • Horsemen are reminded to bring their own hay & feed however racing equipment will be available at AAA Feed & Tack.
  • Ice will be available at Maintenance.
All Association and State Rules and Regulations will remain in effect unless otherwise noted.