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  • RICHARDSONS SEEK TO TURN POTENTIAL INTO PERFORMANCE

    by Press Box | Jan 24, 2016
    Trainer Tim Richardson and his wife Renee are facing serious personal issues, but the promise of their unraced 3-year-olds Chasin Charlie and Tiz Too keeps them optimistic.
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  • FOR QUARTET OF YOUNG RIDERS, THE FUTURE IS NOW

    by Press Box | Jan 01, 2016
    Jockeys Brian Pedroza, Keiber Coa, Chelsey Keiser and apprentice Eduardo Gallardo are eager to win races and raise their profiles, but their profession has numerous built-in obstacles to success.
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  • Derby Day Memories

    by Press Box | May 03, 2015
    Relive the sights and delights from the Kentucky Derby Party at Tampa Bay Downs.
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  • Eddie Maribona, Valet

    by Press Box | Apr 04, 2015
    Eddie Maribona, who emigrated from Cuba in 1961 after the Revolution, has been a fixture in the jockeys' room at Tampa Bay Downs for the better part of a half-century.
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  • Race Track Chaplaincy of America Soccer

    by Press Box | Mar 15, 2015
    Memories and friendships will abound for the backstretch workers who participated in the Tampa Bay Downs Division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America soccer tournament.
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  • Tampa Bay Derby Top 10

    by Press Box | Mar 01, 2015
    There isn't much debate about the most memorable Tampa Bay Derby in history, but the rest of the list is certain to generate lively discussion.
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  • Jose Angel Garcia, Jockey

    by Press Box | Feb 15, 2015
    His career statistics suggest Jose Angel Garcia is decidedly average. His family, fellow jockeys and the people he works for know better.
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  • Aldana Gonzalez, Trainer

    by Press Box | Feb 01, 2015
    Aldana Gonzalez's passion for racing and her hands-on approach to training are rooted in her childhood in Argentina.
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  • Not Surprising, 1995 Eclipse Champion

    by Press Box | Jan 18, 2015
    Not Surprising's trainer, Jud Van Worp, and the jockey for many of his races, William Henry, pay a sentimental visit to the 25-year-old champion and Tampa Bay Downs legend.
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  • Geovany Garcia and Kat Zwiesler

    by Press Box | Jan 04, 2015
    Jockey Geovany Garcia and assistant trainer Kat Zwiesler might seem like opposites, but their enthusiasm for racing has brought them together.
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  • John Rigattieri, Trainer

    by Press Box | Dec 20, 2014
    Perennial leading Suffolk trainer John Rigattieri, who has saddled more than 2,600 winners, has made an immediate impact in his first season in Oldsmar.
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