Aug. 26, 2021
Tampa Bay Downs will begin the winter portion of the racing season on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021
and we welcome your participation in the stall application process. As per tradition, we are setting
the deadline for the return of the stall applications on Sept. 30, 2021 and as usual PP’s need not
accompany the application.
In a quest to continually improve the caliber of racing at Tampa Bay Downs, random pre-race blood
testing for carbon dioxide alkaline agents (also known as milkshakes) will be conducted. We also
reserve the option to conduct out-of-competition testing on all horses stabled on the grounds of
The barn area will open on Oct. 27, 2021 and the first day of training will be on Nov. 03, 2021.
Please do not ship or make shipping arrangements until you have a confirmation from the Stall
Application Committee. Condition books will be available online on or about Sept. 15, 2021.
Please be aware that Tampa Bay Downs will follow CDC and AAEP guidelines regarding the health
and safety of all participants throughout the season. Please check Tampa Social Media pages or
watch for TEXT alerts for the latest protocol.
Tampa Bay Downs will be vigilant in monitoring all owners and trainers who have any dealings
directly or indirectly selling a horse for slaughter. Their stalls will be immediately and permanently
revoked. Tampa Bay Downs will require horsemen to conduct due diligence with those buying
horses and encourages them to support rescue and adoption efforts by finding humane ways of
placing horses unable to continue racing.
As a reminder, all owners and trainers must be in good financial standing with all backside vendors
(feed companies, vets, van companies, etc.) and the association to be considered in the stall
In closing, we invite you to consider Tampa Bay Downs when making your winter racing plans, and if
you have any questions please feel free to contact Allison De Luca, Racing Secretary, or myself at
Peter N. Berube
Vice President and General Manager
P.S. No washing machines allowed in the Barn Area per EPA Regulations
plus all manure must be contained within the confines of the concrete bins
- no exceptions and both areas will be monitored for compliance.