Aug. 25, 2022


Dear Trainer,

Tampa Bay Downs will begin the winter portion of the racing season on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 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, 2022 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 association.

The barn area will open on Oct. 26, 2022 and the first day of training will be on Nov. 02, 2022. 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. 14, 2022.

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 application process.

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 813-855-4401.


Peter N. Berube
Vice President and General Manager


P.S.  All persons and horses racing and training at Tampa Bay Downs must be registered with HISA in order to participate at Tampa Bay Downs. To register and see updated rules and regulations log onto plus check out the following special notices.

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