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Phone: 813-855-4401

Direct Line Racing Office 813-298-1521

                          Racing Office Fax: 813-298-1560

Jockey Agent Phone 813-855-4401 ext: 1230

Steward’s Fax 813-298-1597

Stall Application Fax 813-854-3539

                                        Workmen’s Compensation Fax:  813-261-1981                                        www.tampabaydowns.com

 

Post Time approx 12:15 PM Daily

                         Entries Close Not Before 11:00AM



PETER N. BERUBE

Vice President & General Manager



ALLISON DE LUCA

                        Director of Racing & Racing Secretary



ATTENTION HORSEMEN

To insure safe and speedy arrival of Foal Papers that are mailed by

overnight express, please send to address below:

Tampa Bay Downs, Racing Office

11302 Stable Gate Ln

Tampa, FL 33626

Please specify who the Trainer will be and also make sure the

Correct Owner is on the back of the Foal Papers.





TAMPA BAY DOWNS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT OUT OF COMPETITION TESTING ON ALL HORSES STABLED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND ANY HORSE OFF THE ASSOCIATION GROUNDS WHO HAS BEEN ENTERED TO RACE. HORSES STABLED OFF THE ASSOCIATION GROUNDS WHO ARE SELECTED FOR TESTING MUST SHIP TO TAMPA BAY DOWNS NO LESS THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO TESTING.



Horsemen are reminded that management requires ALL horsemen entering and running horses at Tampa Bay Downs to have current Workmen's Compensation Insurance on file at the security office.  A negative Coggins Test dated through the end of the meet must be on file in the Racing Secretary’s Office for all horses stabled and/or 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.  In addition, Health Certificates shall remain on file at the stable gate.





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TAMPA BAY DOWNS ELIGIBILITY RULE



Stalls will not be allotted for horses which have raced for a claiming price of $3,500 or less and have not finished first, second or third for a claiming price of $4,000 or more in one or more of their last six starts unless approved by the racing secretary. Stalls will not be allotted for five year-old and older maidens unless approved by the racing secretary. Six year old maidens and older with more than ten starts may not run at the meet unless approved by the racing secretary.



WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION



It is mandatory that any horsemen that wish to enter, race, or work any horses at Tampa Bay Downs have valid WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION Insurance, and thus shall be liable for medical expense compensation for disability and compensation for death. Horsemen must have current Workmen’s Compensation Insurance on file at the security office. Ship-ins for racing and “Work and Go” must have Health and Coggins with their Workmen’s Compensation Insurance at the Stable Gate. They will not be allowed to run without insurance.  This rule pertains to all horsemen regardless of the size of the stable or workforce, including self-employment.



DEPOSITS TO THE HORSEMEN’S BOOKKEEPER



Checks okayed for deposit to horsemen’s accounts cannot be used for claiming purposes until seven (7) business days after the date of deposit,  under rule 105(10) “no money shall accompany the claim. Each person, desiring to make a claim, must first deposit with the horsemen’s accountant the whole amount of the claim in cash including all taxes, for which a receipt will be given unless at the time of depositing said claim he shall have such amount to his credit with the horsemen’s accountant (if after the claim has been processed and the horse was eligible for a sales tax exception the difference will be available the next racing day.

This rule applies also to foreign checks, including Canadian, and all such checks must also be in U.S. funds. Cashiers checks may be held for forty-eight hours (48) after date of deposit.



Wire transfers must be received at Tampa Bay Downs no later than 12 Noon to be available for claiming purposes that day. The claimant must verify said transfer with the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper.

WIRE TRANSFER TO OWNERS ACCOUNTS

SUNTRUST BANK

401 E JACKSON STREET 10th FLOOR

TAMPA, FL 33602

800-786-8787



FOR CREDIT TO –

Tampa Bay Downs, Inc.

Horseman’s Account

11225 Race Track Rd

Tampa, FL 33626



Routing Number for Wire Transfers 061000104

Account Number 1000090140434

For further credit to – name on owner’s account



PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE A $25.00 CHARGE TO YOUR

 ACCOUNT WHEN THE WIRE IS RECEIVED  



Any cash deposits received of $10,000.00 or more shall require the filing of IRS Form 8300, and multiple cash deposits may be aggregated when deemed appropriate.



Tampa Bay Downs may at their discretion hold foal papers of owners having a negative account balance.



 

 

 

 

 

 

WORK & GO REGULATIONS



A “Work & Go" is just that. In early enough to train and be out by 10:00 A.M.  Your horse(s) must have a Health Certificate, and Coggins.  The trainer must present his/her valid workmen's compensation.



A "Race & Go" again is just that. Check-in by 10:30 A.M. to the stall(s) assigned to you. If someone is in your stall - contact the Stallman; do not help yourself to another stall. Being in a stall not assigned to you could result in your horse being scratched, as from time to time the Stewards, State, track Vets, or Clocker may have need to contact you. Once your horse has raced and cooled out you are expected to leave the grounds.



If for any reason your horse is unable to leave after training or racing contact the Stallman (Carlos Garcia 410-963-8387) or Stable Gate.



Anyone not permanently stabled at Tampa Bay Downs will use the stall assignment issued at the Stable Gate upon arrival. All “Race & Go” horses must be recorded with the stall office, no exceptions; Work and Go Stalls, are in Barn 30, select any empty stalls 75 through 85.



               IMPORTANT SHOE RULE INFORMATION                                                              Toe grabs with a height greater than two millimeters (.07874 inches) on front horseshoes will be banned from all horses racing and training at Tampa Bay Downs; Tampa Bay Downs further eliminates bends, jar caulks, stickers, or any other traction device on front hooves. 

 

REPORTABLE DISEASES

 

Veterinarians are to report to the Association Veterinarian any horse(s) suspected of being infected with or demonstrating the symptoms consistent with any of the following disease/organisms:

 

  • Equine rhinopneumonitis / Equine Herpesvirus Type 1

  • Streptococcus equi

  • Equine encephalitis (Eastern/Western/Venezuelan)

  • West Nile Virus

  • Equine Viral Arteritis

  • Vesicular conditions

  • Equine Infectious Anemia

  • Any disease classified by the USDA as a foreign animal disease



In the absence of a specific presumptive diagnosis, the presence of infectious disease affecting fifteen (15) percent or more of horses in a barn must be reported.

 

Cornell™ Collar Procedures

The trainer must submit a letter to the Stewards from a licensed Florida veterinarian stating the use of the Cornell™ collar is justified and appropriate for use on the horse in question. The trainer shall be responsible for the proper placement of the Cornell™ collar.

Use of the Cornell™ collar must be declared at the time of entry for that race.

Once a  horse races with the Cornell™ collar, it must continue to race with this equipment unless the attending Florida licensed veterinarian submits a letter to the Stewards stating that use of the Cornell™ collar is no longer appropriate for that horse.

Only authentic Cornell™ collars will be approved for such use. No knock-offs or substandard/home-made equipment will be allowed for use.

Once a horse has had the equipment approved, and if at some later date that equipment is no longer appropriate, then use of the Cornell™ collar is prohibited. However, if the horse in question has a different trainer, they may re-certify the horse following the initial procedures outlined herein.



All horses must be tattooed/micro chipped prior to racing   –

no exceptions.



Per Order of the Stewards



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TAMPA BAY DOWNS ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE



Tampa Bay Downs is committed to environmental compliance with all federal, Florida and local environmental laws and regulations, and to the stewardship of all natural resources, especially water. Tampa Bay Downs’ facilities are designed to prevent any man-made or other pollutant, from entering any water body. Specially, the facility is designed and managed so that horse manure, bedding, and wash water are carefully handled, transported and stored to avoid exposure to storm water and to any storm water drain or conveyance. Proper manure handling and horse wash down practices are described in the Tampa Bay Downs Stall Application Contract and this Tampa Bay Downs Condition Book . In addition to the rules and practices described in elsewhere in this Conditions Book, all persons (Owners, Trainers, Jockeys and their respective employees) must at all times strictly comply with the following:



  1. Do not place or deposit any manure or bedding material anywhere at the Facility except in the covered, designated containment area adjacent to the barns. Any manure, bedding, etc. dropped from wheelbarrows is to be picked up and placed in the designated containment area. Any manure deposited by your horse during/after exercising on Hot-Walkers must be picked up and deposited in the designated containment area

    

  2. Do not wash horses anywhere except at the horse wash racks which are specifically designed to capture wash water and are adjacent to the barns.

    

  3. Do not deposit any horse manure, bedding, or wash water nearby or into any ditch, storm-water drain, surface water, creek, dip or grassy area.

    

  4. Do not make, create or dig any ditch, cut, channel or conveyance, or create any plumbing or piping structures or connections, for any purpose, at any time anywhere at the Facility.

    

  5. Do not divert any wash water from the horse wash rack to any depression, ditch, conveyance, grassy area, or storm-water drain.

    

  6. Hay, manure, shavings, bedding and waste of any kind are prohibited from being washed down storm drain.



All persons acknowledges and agrees that Tampa Bay Downs will use Video surveillance to monitor Owner, Trainer and their employee compliance with these requirements and the stable area will be subject to inspections by Tampa Bay Downs personnel.



Tampa Bay Downs may revoke all privileges and evict any person who fails to follow all of the described environmental stewardship, manure handling and horse wash down practices herein. Such persons may also be fined and subject to judicial or administrative action and Tampa Bay Downs may take other action against such persons as appropriate. Owners and Trainers acknowledge and agree that any act, omission or failure to comply with any environmental compliance element in this Conditions Book, shall be penalized as follows:



  1. First Offense: $250.00 per offense;
  2. Second Offense: $500.00 per offense;
  3. Third Offense:  $1000.00 and immediate revocation of Owner and Trainer’s Stall Application and Applicant will be required to remove all horses from Tampa Bay Downs stable area. 











DIVISION OF OVERNIGHT PURSES



Starters                   First             Second                  Third             Fourth               Fifth On                                                          

                         12                         57%               20%                   10%                  5%                1% each

                         11                         57%               20%                   10%                  6%                1% each

  10                         58%               20%                   10%                  6%                1% each

   9                          59%               20%                   10%                   6%                1% each

   8                          60%               20%                   10%                   6%                1% each

   7                          60%               21%                   10%                   6%                1% each

              6                          60%               21%                    11%                   6%                1% each

              5                          60%               21%                   12%                   6%                 1% each

              4                          60%               22%                   12%                   6%                



                    DIVISION OF THOROUGHBRED STAKES PURSES



                                First                Second              Third              Fourth               Fifth               Sixth

                                60%                  20%                 10%                5%                   3%                 2%       



DIVISION OF FOA AND TBD/TBHBPA FUND PURSE MONIES



 First       Second      Third    

 70%         20%           10%                



JOCKEY MOUNT FEES



                    Purse                                   Win                    2nd                3rd                    Unplaced

$10,000-$14,999                     10%                   $100                    $70                        $70

$15,000-$19,999                     10%                   $150                   $90                         $70

$20,000-$24,999                     10%                    5%                      5%                         $70

$25,000-$49,999                     10%                    5%                      5%                         $70

$50,000-$99,999                     10%                    5%                      5%                         $80

$100,000 & up                         10%                    5%                      5%                         $105





JOCKEY APPRENTICE ALLOWANCES



An Apprentice Jockey may claim the following weight allowances in all overnight races except stakes and handicaps.



  1. 10lbs. Until he or she has ridden 5 winners
  2. 7lbs. Until he or she rides an additional 35 winners
  3. 5lbs. After his or her 40th winner, for one year from the date of his or her 5th winner, plus any extension periods
  4. If after one year from the date of the fifth winning mount, the Apprentice Jockey has not ridden forty (40) winners, the applicable weight allowance shall continue for one more year or until the 40th winners, whichever comes first. In no event may a weight allowance be claimed for more than two years from the date of the fifth winning mount, unless an extension has been granted.



Any Apprentice that has a Certificate from a foreign country including Puerto Rico must gain permission to ride from the Head Outrider, Starter and the Board of Stewards,

prior to being eligible for licensing  - no exceptions.



Help Protect Your Sport’s Integrity



If you know of any wrongdoing within the racing community,

give us a call toll free.

The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau’s Integrity Hotline.



1-866-TIP-TRPB

(1-866-847-8772)

www.trpb.com

All calls are treated confidentially and you may remain anonymous.

 









DATE PREFERENCE SYSTEM



(1)     All horses intended for racing at Tampa Bay Downs will be assigned preference dates by the Racing Secretary. Turf Dates will be kept separately. Dates assigned will be of four types with the following order of preference:



E-0 Date. All horses’ Foal/Digital papers must be on file with the Racing Office on or before Friday, Nov 19, 2021 to receive an E-0 date.



E-Date. This date corresponds to the day of the race entered if a horse is excluded from a race that appears on the overnight; or when a horses foal papers are submitted to the horse identifier.



*To receive a 0 Date Foal/Digital Papers must be submitted to the

Racing Office by Friday, November 19, 2021.



R-Date. This date corresponds to the day of a horse’s most recent race at Tampa Bay Downs.



S-Date. This date corresponds to the day a horse is scratched from any overnight race.



(2) Preference dates remain the same regardless of a change of ownership or trainer.



(3) Horses which have established a date at the current meeting will lose that preference date should their papers be drawn from the Racing Office or demonstrate intent to race elsewhere, and must re-establish a preference date.



(4) Horses entered in the wrong race by an owner, trainer, or authorized agent shall lose their preference date.



(5) The draw of Stake and Handicap races are not subject to the date preference rules.



(6) Date preference rules will not supersede race conditions or preference on any race as follows; condition eligibility, winners’ preference, Florida-bred preference or any other race condition or preference written for any races.



(7) Winners are preferred in all races where applicable.



(8) Preference will be given in order of assigned preference dates, earliest dates being first. Second part of same owner entries cannot exclude a single interest with the exception of Stakes Races.



(9) Maidens entering in winners races shall not receive a date unless they run.



Horses owned wholly or in part by the same owner shall run as separate wagering interests in any one race, and horses trained by the same trainer, but owned separately, shall race as separate wagering interests.



  Surveillance



By entering horse(s), owner trainer, their respective agents, employees and affiliates (“Entrant”) acknowledge and agree that Tampa Bay Downs has the right to inspect and maintain surveillance on all horses located at Tampa Bay Downs, including without limitation, horse’s stall, barn and all grounds in general proximity to the physical location of the horses as Tampa Bay Downs selects and deems appropriate in its sole discretion.



All Licensees acknowledge that security officers may be authorized to search any stall, tack or feed room that is assigned to them and/or their vehicle while on the grounds of the Association.















TAMPA BAY DOWNS TURF COURSE



 CONDITION ELIGIBILITY PREFERENCE



In turf races where the condition eligibility applies, horses which have started for a claiming price of less than $16,000 shall not be eligible for this preference unless they have thereafter finished first, second, third or fourth for $16,000 or above. In the event the race does not fill with horses that meet this preference, then horses that have started for $12,500 or more may draw in if they have been first, second, third or fourth ON THE TURF in one of their last three starts.



Condition Eligibility consists of a preference to horses that are eligible for THAT specific condition when over-allotted (Example: In races written for non-winners of three races other than Maiden, Claiming or Starter, horses with two Allowance wins will be given first preference.) In allowance optional claiming races horses which meet eligibility for said condition, but are entered for the claiming price, will be equally preferred to horses entered for the allowance condition.



Also, in wide open allowance races, horses will be preferred beginning with the highest conditions achieved on down.



Tampa Bay Downs reserves the right to transfer any scheduled turf race to the main course due to track conditions.



Horses running in a race carded for the turf, but transferred to the main track will receive a “Special Turf Date.”



Special dates supersede all other preference consideration except for condition eligibility, winners’ preference, race conditions and Florida bred preferred races. Winners have preference for turf races where applicable.



All races transferred from the turf course to the main track will be run at the same distance, except races at One Mile will be contested at One Mile and Forty Yards.



Turf Course Shoe Rule

Queens Plates and Queens Plates XT

are the only shoes allowed on the Turf Course



Tampa Bay Downs, in order to present the best program possible reserves the right to use any race and/or divide any race in any order.

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Purses are subject to Tampa Bay Downs meeting projected revenue estimates and obtaining an agreement with the horsemen’s association for the 2021-22 Race Meet.

 

 

IN-TODAY SIGNAGE

Horses that are in to race including alternates, must have a sign (Horse In Today) attached to each stall by 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. No Exceptions. Sign must remain attached to the stall until the horse leaves to race. When a scratch of a horse has been approved by the stewards, the sign may be removed.

 

 

 



FTBOA FLORIDA SIRE STAKES


The FSS program consists of races for FSS eligible horses, and includes a base program of six lucrative stakes for 2-year olds within the state of Florida.  The FSS is open to FTBOA registered Florida-breds by FTBOA Florida registered sires.



To remain eligible, a yearling payment (May 15 - $250) and a 2 year old payment (January 15 - $250) are required.



See www.ftboa.com under the FSS tab for additional deadlines (if original deadlines were missed). Before purchasing a potential FSS horse, ensure your horse is still eligible and has maintained payments at www.ftboa.com under the FSS tab or call 352-629-2160.





FLORIDA OWNER AWARDS



FOR FLORIDA BRED HORSES REGISTERED WITH FTBOA



Owners with registered Florida Bred Horses will be eligible for additional money in Allowance, Maiden and Claiming Races. Only the horses placing first, second and third (70%, 20% and 10%) are eligible.



The amount of money available in each eligible race will be indicated in parentheses after the basic purse value of the race. This money will be given only to the first three finishers.

A horse must be registered prior to the time of entry to be eligible to participate in the Purses.



TBD/TBHBPA FUNDS



Owners with registered Florida Bred Horses will be eligible for additional money in two-year old and three-year old 1X Allowance and Maiden Special Weight dirt races. Only the horses placing first, second and third (70%, 20% and 10%) are eligible and only races originally scheduled on the dirt are eligible.



The amount of money available in each eligible race will be indicated in parentheses after the basic purse value of the race. This money will be given only to the first three finishers.

A horse must be registered prior to the time of entry to be eligible to participate in the Purses.

 

 

Registration applications may be obtained from the Official Registrar. You may contact the Horse Identifier at Tampa Bay Downs or contact the

Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association,

801 SW 60th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474.

 


 

NEW POLICY REGARDING

EXTRA CORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY

 

  1. Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ECSW) equipment (focus shock wave and radial pressure wave) may be employed only by veterinarians licensed and in good standing with the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

    

  2. All ECSW equipment must be registered with the Security Office. The Security Office must be notified prior to all treatments and shall witness all treatments.

    

  3. All ECSW treatments are to be reported to the office of the Track Veterinarian by the administering veterinarian within twenty-four (24) hours of treatment.   

    

  4. Penalties for (a) failing to notify security of the upcoming ECSW treatment (b) non-filing or falsified reports may range from the levying of fines to the exclusion from the grounds of the Association.

    

  5. A horse receiving ECSW treatment will be ineligible to start in a race for a period of Ten (10) days post-treatment. Day One (1) will be the first calendar day after the ECSW treatment.

 

Experimental drugs awaiting Federal Drug Administration approval, and drugs not authorized for use in the United States, shall not be used or possessed on the grounds of the Association. The possession of blood-doping agents with no known or legitimate therapeutic value including, but not limited to, Epogen, Procrit and Araneso and similar agents is strictly prohibited. This list of prohibited drugs will be updated as necessary.

                    

                       IMPORTANT STEROID NOTICE

 

***The State of Florida is implementing Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Testing; therefore Tampa Bay Downs recommends to all trainers and veterinarians that they discontinue the administration of anabolic androgenic steroids.***

 

         Intra-Articular Joint Injections

  (Effective 12/31/20)



 (1)The use of intra articular joint injections in flat racing shall be governed by the

 following conditions;

(a)Treatment reporting is required pursuant to ARCI 011-010

A treated horse shall be established as ineligible to race for a period of 14 days

following an intra-articular injection; (i)For the purpose of the counting number of

days a horse is ineligible to run following an intra-articular injection is the first day.

(ii)The horse is eligible to race on the 15th day.

 

EQUINE INJURY DATABASE

 

In consideration of the acceptance of a nomination of any horse(s) to any race described in this Condition Book, the owner(s) and trainer of such horse(s) consent to the collection of information related to any injury occurring to such horse(s) occurring at Tampa Bay Downs and entry of said information into a database maintained by The Jockey Club (the “Equine Injury Database”).  Said owner(s) and trainer further covenant not to sue and agree, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, to indemnify, release and hold harmless Tampa Bay Downs, Inc., and state- or track-appointed veterinarian collecting such information and The Jockey Club (the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any liability, cost, loss or expense of any kind or nature (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from any claim, demand, or action (a) alleging that the data entered into the Equine Injury Database (either directly or indirectly) violates the rights of the owner(s), trainer or any third party, or (b) relating to any equine injury report run, published or otherwise created by any of the Indemnifies Parties, including the owners, stewards, directors, officers, employees and agents of any of them (either directly or indirectly).



 

OWNERS, TRAINERS & JOCKEYS


  1. The Rules of Racing of the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for the State of Florida require that all racing personnel, including owners and trainers, must be licensed prior to active participation in Racing, and that their fingerprints and photographs be on file with the Division.

    

  2. Trainers are presumed to know the rules of the Division/Association, and shall be responsible for, and the insurer of the condition of the horses they enter.

    

  3. Trainers shall register with the Racing Secretary all horses in their charge, giving the name, age, sex, color, breeding and ownership of each horse, and must present the Foal Certificate or Digital Certificate of such horses at the time the horses arrive on the grounds.

    

  4. There shall be no borrowing or lending of stalls without the approval of the Racing Secretary or the Stall Superintendent.

    

  5. The owner, trainer and/or authorized agent are responsible for the weight carried by his horse.

    

  6. This Association will not be responsible for any injury to horses at any time, on any part of the premises.

    

  7. Trainers or their authorized representative must register with Track Security every person in their employ not later than 72 hours after arrival of their horses, and shall be responsible for all their employees securing occupational licenses within that time. Trainers having unlicensed personnel in their employ after this period, are subject to disciplinary action.

    

  8. Horses vanning in for races from Farms or Training Centers must be on the grounds by 10:30 a.m. on race day.

    

  9. Trainers are responsible for having all horses that are sent to the track to work, to report the horse’s name and distance to be worked to the Official Clocker.

    

    REVISED WORKOUT RULES

    

  10. A horse that has not raced within the previous 45 days must show an officially recorded workout prior to entry.

    

  11. First time starters must have three (3) officially recorded workouts with at least one of the works being from the gate. Also two (2) of those works must be within forty five (45) days of the race date. The starter must approve all entries of first time starters before they can start, and such written approval must be on file with the Racing Secretary at the time of entry.

    

  12. Any horse that has not raced within the previous six (6) months or more must have three (3) officially recorded workouts, one of which must be from the Starting Gate prior to entry. Also two (2) of those works must be within forty five (45) days of the race date. Any horse that has not raced within the past six (6) months shall be permitted to start only upon approval of the Track Veterinarian and Starter.

    

  13. Any horse that has not raced in the previous twenty four (24) months, or any six (6) year old or older first time starter, must fulfill the following requirements before being allowed to enter or start.

    

    1. Must have three (3) officially recorded workouts within sixty (60) days of the race date with at least one of which must be one-half (½)  mile from the starting gate at Tampa Bay Downs in   :52 seconds or better and be approved by the starter. Also two (2) of those works must be within forty five (45) days of the race date.
    2. Gate Work must be observed and approved by an association veterinarian.
    3. Blood will be drawn following the Gate Work by an association veterinarian at the owners or trainers expense and tested as a Race Day Panel and cleared by the testing laboratory before being allowed to enter or start.  

      

      

  14. It shall be a violation for a licensee to scratch a horse entered to race at Tampa Bay Downs in order for said horse to race at any other racetrack. Violation of this rule, absent of mitigating circumstances, will be subject to fine. This rule shall not pertain to stake races at Tampa Bay Downs.

    

  15. All foreign (imported) horses must be approved by the Starter before entering.

    

  16. No horse shall be allowed to start unless his Foal Certificate/Digital Certificate is on file, and has been officially tattooed under the upper lip or foals of 2018 or later micro chipped.

    

  17. All horses that will be stabled or intend to race at Tampa Bay Downs, Inc., must show proof that they have been tested negatively for Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins Test).

    

  18. A change of Blinker Equipment must be approved by the Starter and Stewards, and reported to the Racing Secretary at time of entry.

    

  19. All horses will carry their equipment to post, except by permission from the Stewards.

    

  20. Bar Shoes must be reported at time of entry every time the horse is entered. Discontinuance must also be reported at time of entry. 

    

  21. Horses will not be allowed to run with no shoes (barefoot).

    

  22. Toe grabs with a height greater than two millimeters (.07874 inches) on front horseshoes will be banned from all horses racing and training at Tampa Bay Downs; Tampa Bay Downs further eliminates bends, jar caulks, stickers, or any other traction device on front hooves.

    

  23. No outer rims shoes on the front hooves on the Main Track.

    

  24. Turn Down Shoes are not permitted on either the main or turf courses.

    

  25. Queens Plates and Queens Plates XT are the only shoes allowed on the Turf Course. No shoes with caulks, raised toes, mud nails, or bent shoes will be allowed.

    

  26. No ponies are permitted in the paddock enclosure except by special permission from the Stewards.

    

  27. Trainers desiring to work out a horse between races must obtain permission from the Racing Secretary, who will notify the Stewards. Permission for any workout after the finish of a race must be obtained from the Stewards.

    

  28. Trainers are responsible for having their horses in the paddock at the proper time. If a horse arrives late, resulting in a delay of the post parade or scratching the horse, the responsible trainer or his/her assistant is subject to a fine.

    

  29. Permission to school horses in the Paddock must be obtained from the Paddock Judge. The Paddock Judge can be reached through the Racing Office and the person accompanying the horse is required to wear a Schooling Vest, available at the Stall Office.

    

  30. Proper attire in the Paddock will be required for all owners, trainers and grooms.

    

  31. All pony persons taking horses to the post in the post parade must wear shirts and/or jackets, helmet covers and use Association saddle towels, which will be available for purchase in the Maintenance Office. Pony persons will be expected to keep their mounts well groomed and their tack clean. Grooms will be provided with number vests, which are located in the Stall Office. All grooms must wear the numbered vests when they are with their horse in the paddock and walking rings.

    

  32. Freelance pony persons shall fill out a stall application, which must be approved by the Racing Secretary. Ponies approved by the Racing Secretary must be kept in the stalls assigned to them. Violators of this rule will be subject to having their stalls cancelled as well as their right to pony revoked.

    

    

  33. All persons astride a horse while on the grounds of Tampa Bay Downs are prohibited from using cellular phones.

    

  34. Same owner entries will race un-coupled.

    

  35. Any Owner or Trainer that has two (2) horses that are separate wagering interests in any race, and scratches one or both horses for any reason (excluding stakes or races taken off of the turf) said horse shall be placed on the appropriate list (Vets List, Stewards List, etc.) and will not be allowed to enter for a period of ten (10) days, day one will the day following the race.  

    

  36. Any change of Trainer or Ownership of a horse must be reported to the Stewards and filed with the Racing Secretary and approved by the Stewards.

    

  37. Alterations in the sex of a horse must be reported by its Owner or Trainer to the Racing Secretary or Horse Identifier. Notwithstanding any designation of Sex in the racing program or in any official Racing Publication, the Claimant of a horse shall be solely responsible for determining the sex of the animal claimed.

    

  38. Owners or Trainers are responsible when making an entry that the sex of a horse is correct (intact male or gelding). Also to report all first time geldings since their last start to the Horse Identifier and the Racing Office. (Violators subject to a fine.)

    

  39. Two year olds will not be permitted Furosemide (Salix) within twenty-four (24) hours of the officially scheduled race post time.

    

  40. Horses will not be permitted Furosemide (Salix) within twenty-four (24) hours of the officially scheduled race post time in any stakes race where points are earned for entry into the Kentucky Derby or Kentucky Oaks.  EFFECTIVE 1/1/2021.

    

  41. Entries will not be accepted from Jockey Agents after 10:30am.                            (NO EXCEPTIONS)

    

  42. An Owner or Trainer shall not enter or start a horse that is –

    

    • Not in sound racing condition
    • On the Starter, Steward’s, or Veterinarian’s List
    • Barred from racing in some other State jurisdiction
    • Has impaired eyesight in both eyes
    • Has been nerved above ankle or fetlock

      

      Any horse that has been nerved under the fetlock may be permitted to start upon permission by the Examining Veterinarian.

      

  43. The entry of any horse excused for medical reasons shall be placed on the Vet’s List.

    

  44. Each and every horse entered to race shall be subjected to a racing soundness exam on race day. The exam shall be conducted by the official Track Veterinarian and be conducted outside of the stall to which the horse is assigned. The Track Veterinarian shall keep or cause to be kept a continuing health and racing soundness record of each horse so examined.

    

  45. No alterations shall be made of any entry after closing, except to correct an error.

    

    

    

  46. A horse may not run in substitute colors more than once, except by permission from the Stewards.

    

  47. Horsemen are reminded that pending circumstances caused by adverse weather conditions or veterinary reasons, all of the scratches shall be reported promptly by 9:30 a.m. on race day. The Stewards will release the scratches for races 1- 4 at 9:30am and the remainder of the card at 11:00 a.m.

    

  48. Horsemen must have an apprentice jockey engaged before claiming the apprentice allowance, and such allowances can only be waived by the Stewards.

    

  49. Jockeys and/or their representatives must be present at the time of the draw.

    

  50. All Occupational Licenses must be renewed on July 1st of each calendar year.

    

  51. The entry of any person, or the transfer of any horse, may be refused without notice for reasons deemed to be in the best interests of racing.

    

  52. No Trainer will be allowed to re-enter any horse that is in the body of a race, (excluding stakes races) unless granted permission from the Stewards.

    

  53. Safety vests and helmets are mandatory for anyone astride a horse or pony at any time.

    

  54. Jockeys are to be named at time of entry and every horse entered must have a backup jockey named. No jockey may be named to ride more than one horse in a race except if it is a same owner entry or  a jockey may be named to ride a horse drawn into the main body of a race and his/her other call has drawn as an alternate.

    

  55. Jockeys must fulfill all riding engagements unless released by the trainer or excused by the Stewards.

    

  56. Jockeys must gain permission prior to wearing sponsor logos from both Tampa Bay Downs and the owners for which they are engaged.

    

  57. A 10lb apprentice jockey will not be allowed to ride in any turf races.

    

  58. A 10lb apprentice jockey will not be allowed to ride a first time starter on dirt or turf.

    

  59. Claim time ends Fifteen minutes before each race as noted on the Tote Board.

    

  60. At the time of entry into a claiming race, the owner or trainer may opt to declare a horse ineligible to be claimed provided the horse has been laid-off and has not started for a minimum of 120 days since its last race, and is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the claiming price of the horses last start.

    

  61. Horses claimed, sold or transferred at Tampa Bay Downs will not constitute an entitlement to stalls.

    

  62. An owner must have started a horse at the meet or have a Steward approved certificate to claim at Tampa Bay Downs.

    

  63. In claiming races, any horse is subject to be claimed for its entered price.

    

    

    An Owner will be eligible to claim (or by a licensed authorized agent for the account of said owner) provided the Owner has a valid Florida Pari-Mutuel License and has started a horse at the current meet, up to or including the race in which the claim is made, and has an account with the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper with the correct funds. However, no person shall claim his or her own horse or cause his or her horse to be claimed directly or indirectly.

    

    

    

    

    

  64. Any horse claimed at the current meet, shall for a period of 30 calendar days following the claim shall not start in a race for a claiming price less than the price for which it was claimed. The claim day shall not count, the following calendar day shall be the first day and the horse shall be entitled to be entered whenever necessary so that the horse may start on the 31st calendar day following the claim, for any claiming price. This rule shall apply to all races when the horse is entered for the claiming price.

    

  65. Any horse claimed at the current meet shall not be sold or transferred to another owner or trainer except in a claiming race; for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of the claim.

    

  66. Any horse claimed at Tampa Bay Downs will NOT be permitted to race elsewhere until the conclusion of the Tampa Bay Downs meet at which it was claimed. If there is a scheduled break in live racing of at least 15 calendar days a horse may race elsewhere when such a break begins.  A claimed horse may race elsewhere in stakes races with permission of the Stewards.

    

  67. Voiding a Claim                                                                                                                      

    

    (A) In the event a horse suffers a fatality during the running of the race, or is euthanized on the racetrack following the race, any claim made on that horse will be declared void.        

     (B) In the event a claimed horse is vanned off the racetrack following the race (discretion of the track veterinarian), that horse will be taken to the test barn. The successful claimant or trainer may request the claim to be voided by the Stewards within one (1) hour of the official off time of the race, except that the claim may not be declared void if the horse is vanned off the track due to an issue that is non-related to lameness, as determined by the track veterinarian.                                                                          (               (C) In the event the claim is declared void by the Stewards, the horse will return to the custody of the original owner.  

    

  68. No dogs are permitted in the Stable Area.

    

  69. Straw bedding is prohibited; however horses shipping in for stakes races may use straw bedding with prior approval from the Racing Secretary.

    

  70. All horses will be bedded on BAGGED shavings, NO EXCEPTIONS.



      Board of Stewards









STABLE AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS



  1. Sleeping in feed rooms and stalls is strictly prohibited. Rooms must be designated by the Stallman, and the individuals must be on the Trainer’s badge list and properly licensed. Unauthorized individuals will be removed and ejected from the stable area.

    

  2. No Trainer is to employ unlicensed workers. It is the Trainers responsibility to ensure that ALL employees are licensed and documented on their badge list.

    

  3. All feed and/or tack rooms must be authorized and assigned by the stall superintendent before being occupied. Authorization includes a $100.00 non-refundable fee for each tack room. Any person found occupying these rooms without the necessary permission is subject to a fine or suspension by the Stewards, or ejection from the grounds if the occupant is unlicensed.

    

  4. Cooking in the tack rooms is strictly prohibited. Electrical hot plates, propane or other fuel source cooking appliances, toaster ovens electrical frying pans, indoor BBQ’s and any other appliance not explicitly approved by Security are prohibited within any part of the shedrow, or barn. These items will be confiscated and violators will be subject to a fine or suspension.

    

  5. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the barn, stalls, feed sheds, tack rooms, storage rooms, living quarters, and shedrows. Persons discovered to be in violation of the smoking regulations will be subject to penalties as stated below:

    

    First Offense: $50.00

    Second Offense: $150.00

    Third Offence: Indefinitely trespassed from the premises

    

    *Ashtrays, makeshift ashtrays or cigarette butts found in the tack/feed rooms or shedrows will also result in a fine and/or room privileges being revoked.

    

    There are no provisions for warnings.  Smoking-related offenses will remain on file for a period of one year.*

    

  6. Guests may be signed in at the Stable Area by the Owner, Trainer, Authorized Racing Officials, Veterinarians licensed by the state and jockeys with the proper credentials, unless such guests are deemed unacceptable by Tampa Bay Downs.

    

  7. Guests may be permitted entrance to the Stable Area only through the gate designated for that purpose and shall be recorded in the visitor log by the Security Officer working that position.

    

  8. All Guests/Visitors not in possession of current credentials must be issued a guest pass prior to entering the Stable Area in accordance with the provisions set out by TBD.

    

  9. People responsible to sign in guests must be responsible to ensure:

    

  10. The guest provided Security with valid Identification, which will be kept by Security until the guest pass is returned.

    

  11. Guests MUST wear the “Visitors Pass” in plain view.

    

  12. Guests MUST remain in the company of the person that signed them in at all times.

    

    

  13. Guests must obey and respect the rules and regulations as set forth by TBD.

    

  14. Horses shall have the right of way at all times. Drivers shall obey the posted speed limit of 10 mph, and all other parking-related signs in designated areas. Persons failing to comply with the traffic rules and regulations will be subject to fines and/or loss of driving privileges.

    

  15. No unloading of hay or straw prior to 10:00a.m. All delivery trucks must be parked outside the Stable Gate until training is finished.

    

  16. No motorcycles are allowed in the Stable Area. All motorcycles must park at the Stable Gate.

    

  17. No parking in front of manure pits at any time.

    

  18. Manure is to be deposited and covered at all times in designated pit. Anyone found to be depositing trash of ANY kind in the manure pit will be fined accordingly.

    

    a) All trash must be bagged, tied and deposited into the dumpsters at the end of each barn – there will be no exceptions and fines will be levied against all barn occupants.   Anyone found depositing trash elsewhere will also be fined.

    

  19. Any person found to be causing damage to the barns, stalls, bathrooms, feed room, tack room, or any property owned by TBD will be trespassed.

    

  20. Please ensure the washrooms are kept clean and that everyone attempts to pick up after themselves in order to keep the washrooms clean, and in good working order. Any individual found to have caused damage to the washrooms will be evicted immediately.

    

  21. Parking of ALL Stable Area personnel is permitted ONLY in designated areas. It is strictly forbidden to park or wash vehicles between the barns, manure pits and horse paths.

    

  22. Horses MUST be walked to and from the track and not galloped along horse paths or shedrows.

    

  23. No licensees, other than authorized personnel, are permitted under any shedrow where they are not employed or engaged in business without the permission of the trainer in control of that area.

    

  24. All persons within the Stable Area shall wear on their persons in plain view at all times, a valid, current photo ID badge issued by TBD Security department. Also, it must be accompanied by a current valid State of Florida racing license. All guests must be issued a valid visitor’s pass.

    

  25. All persons entering the Stable Area shall produce a current, valid state license and TBD photo ID, or a current day’s guest badge. In addition persons permitted to drive a motor vehicle into the Stable Area shall be responsible to ensure that all passengers are properly authorized to enter.

    

  26. ALL vehicles must have the current applicable vehicle sticker affixed to the windshield. Vehicle stickers are available in the main Security Office located in the Grandstand.

    

  27. Anyone driving a motor vehicle into the Stable Area shall have a valid and current driver’s license and produce it on the request of a Security Officer.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

  28. All persons driving a motor vehicle that have neglected to stop when requested by Security will be documented and disciplinary actions will be taken.

    

  29. All Stable Area traffic shall enter the stable gate designated for that purpose and will stop before entering for identification purposes. This includes pedestrian traffic.

    

  30. ALL persons entering the Stable Area will be subject to random spot checks conducted by Security.

    

  31. Operators of all motor vehicles must possess a current driver’s license, current registration and proof of insurance.

    

  32. No licensee shall carry or exhibit a deadly weapon or otherwise disturb the peace on the premises of the association.

    

  33. Any licensee in accepting a license thereby consents to any search by persons in authority and releases the association of all claims of possible legal action and damages.

    

  34. No licensee shall permit anyone else to use his/her photo ID badge or state racing license to gain entrance to the Stable Area. Violators will be subject to a fine and/or suspension of their license.

    

  35. No Stable shall have in their employment any minor under 16 years of age, unless otherwise stated or permitted by the applicable laws of Florida and the DPMW.

    

  36. All trainers are responsible to submit a current badge list to Security. It is solely the trainer’s responsibility to immediately report ANY changes to that badge list during the time they are stabled at TBD. That includes new hires as well as terminated employees. Trainers found to be in violation of this specific rule will be fined.

    

  37. No licensee shall have on his/her person or among their personal effects, while on the grounds, any electrical or mechanical device which may affect the performance of a horse.

    

  38. No licensee shall have on his or her person or among his/her personal effects, while on the grounds of this association, a hypodermic syringe, or needle, or any syringe capable of having a needle attached.

    

  39. No licensee shall have any medications or drugs that are prohibited under the Division’s medication rules or any compounded medication not approved by FDA. Absolutely no medication bottles in which a syringe is needed to withdrawal the medication from the container is permitted.

    

  40. No persons shall have in his/her possession or under their control any narcotics, hallucinogenic  drugs or derivative thereof or any drug listed under the dangerous drug law of this state, unless a medical practitioner has specifically prescribed any of the above mentioned items.

    

  41. He/she shall make such information known to the Security Department. Any persons found in possession of such items not meeting the specified requirements shall be ejected from the stable area and turned over to the local Sheriff’s Office.

    

  42. No person shall use profane or indecent language or exhibit improper conduct toward any Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack Official, employee, Security Officer, or any other person in authority while acting in the performance of his/her job duties.

    

  43. All drugs and medication of any nature must at all times be stored in a locked cabinet or room and each bottle shall be properly labeled as to the contents.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

  44. Containers of liquid which hold flammable material ( i.e.- propane tanks or canisters) are prohibited in the barns, shedrows, feed rooms and tack rooms.

    

  45. Flammables/combustibles must be stored in fire rated cabinets. (i.e. Cleaning supplies, bug spray, horse ointments, etc.).

    

  46. Storage of gasoline, kerosene, and drums of alcohol, is not permitted anywhere within the stable area.

    

  47. No heat lamps allowed in the stall, shedrow or tack room.

    

  48. No oat cookers are allowed in the shedrow, stall or tack room of any barn.

    

  49. All electrical equipment must be CSA or UL approved and inspected by Security (track electrician, if questionable) before permitted to be used in the Stable area. All equipment/appliances must be tagged and deemed safe. Trainers must list all appliances/equipment used in the Stable area with the Security Department. All equipment/appliances not tagged or recorded as approved by Security, will be confiscated and removed from the property.

    

  50. Temporary electrical wiring shall not be used where it presents a fire hazard. Trainers must ensure that all extension cords used for fans and other devices are unplugged when not in use.

    

  51. All electrical appliance and cords used in the Stable Area must meet safety requirement standards. (CSA or UL)

    

  52. All electrical cords that are used outside must be heavy duty weather resistant outdoor extension cords.

    

  53. One extension cord for one appliance. No multi outlet devices or receptacles are to be used. (CSA/UL approved power bars, with surge protection are acceptable).

    

  54. Appliances MUST be unplugged and/or properly put away when not in use.

    

  55. No articles are permitted to be around, or on top of the hot water tanks.

    

  56. Trainers will provide pistol grip nozzles for use on all water hoses. No water hose is to be used without such a nozzle. Fines will be issued for persons not in compliance.

    

  57. All Golf carts must be registered with Security and have the proper insurance documentation presented in order to be allowed to use the golf cart on Tampa Bay Downs property.  A current and valid golf cart sticker will then be issued by security and affixed to the windshield of the golf cart.

    

  58. No glass bottles or containers are allowed in the barn area.

    

  59. Washing machines are prohibited on the backside per EPA regulations.

    

  60. Portable round pens are prohibited on the backside without consent of the Stall Superintendent.



















HORSEMENS SERVICES



Admission, Passes and Seating

Any horsemen possessing an updated Florida racing license (with bar code) is entitled to free admission each racing day at Tampa Bay Downs. Entrance can be gained at any admission gate. Spouses of horsemen may obtain a photo identification badge from the front side security office, which will entitle them to free admission.



Horsemen with valid out-of-state racing license are entitled to free admission, with one guest, at designated entrances. Contact the Horsemen’s Liaison at 813-855-4401 for more details. Please note that pass requests must be made no later than 11:00a.m.on race day.



A limited number of box seats are reserved each day for horsemen’s use, with priority given to those horsemen with horses competing on that day’s card, once again please contact the Horsemen’s Liaison prior to 11:00a.m.



Customer Service

The Customer Service Stand is manned by trained staffers and is located near the Grandstand Entrance. Track location maps, betting guides, The Club and other racing-related informational flyers and pamphlets can be obtained at the Customer Service Stand open live racing days between the hours of 11:00a.m. through 3:00p.m. Overnights are available throughout the Grandstand and Clubhouse in designated bins and on the backside at the Security Gate and the Racing Office.



Internet

Those with internet access are invited to visit Tampa Bay Downs on the web. Tampa’s web site contains entries, overnights, extras, results, news, past performances, photographs and condition books all updated on a regular basis. The site can be found at www.tampabaydowns.com.



Stakes Luncheon

Owners with horses entered in any of Tampa Bay Downs’ scheduled Graded stakes races are entitled to complimentary dining (in the Skye Terrance Dining Room) for up to 6 people. Reservations must be made through the Horsemen’s Liaison as far in advance as possible. Owners will be responsible for excess charges incurred should the party number be greater than 6 persons. On Tampa Bay Derby Day (Saturday, March 12, 2022) only owners with horses in the Tampa Bay Derby, Florida Oaks and The Hillsborough Stakes itself can be accommodated for lunch. On Florida Cup Day (Sunday, March 28, 2022) all owners and trainers are invited to enjoy a free catered buffet luncheon in the Trackside Pavilion.



Video Tapes

Videotapes of Tampa Bay Downs races can be purchased from Sportview Television, Inc. For purchasers providing their own videocassette, each race costs $30 and includes a wide-angle pan shot and the head-on replay.  Those without a videocassette add $10. To order and pick-up a video tape contact the Horsemen’s Bookkeepers Office at 813-855-4401 ext 1337 or the General Office.



Photographs

SV Photography is the official track photographer at Tampa Bay Downs. Photos may be ordered in the winners’ circle or at their office located on the main floor of the Grandstand in the northwest corner of the building, or by calling 813-855-4401 ext 1246 during the racing season.



Gift Shop

All licensed personnel will receive a 10% discount at the On-Track Gift Shop in the Grandstand upon receipt of validated license.



Horsemen Alerts

Any Horseman who would like to sign up for the Racing Office Text message alerts system can text the word tamracing to 95577.





















IMPORTANT NOTICES



The following State and Federal statutes are applicable in the prosecution in Criminal court of any fraudulent and corrupt practices in relation to racing in this state.



Florida Statue 550.235 – Conniving to prearrange result of race; stimulating or depressing horse.  Any person who shall influence or have an understanding or connivance with any owner, jockey, groom or other person associated with or interested in any stable, horse, or race in which any horse participates, to prearrange or predetermine the results of any such race, or any person who shall stimulate or depress a horse for the purpose of affecting the results of a race, shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in Chapters 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.



U.S. Criminal Code – Section 224; Bribery in Sporting Contests. Whoever carries into effect, attempts to carry into effect, or conspires with any other person to carry into effect any scheme in interstate commerce to influence, in any way, by bribery any sporting contest, with knowledge that the purpose of such scheme is to influence by bribery that contest, shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.



U.S. Criminal Code – Section 1084; Transmission of Wagering Information; penalties.  Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly used a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined not more than $10,000,or imprisoned not more than two years or both.



61D-2.023 Animal Welfare

The trainer or custodian is responsible to submit a report of the death of any race

horse within 18 hours to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.                                                                                                                        

                            The notification shall contain at least the following information:



1. Track/facility where death occurred;    5. Reporting person’s name and telephone number;

2. Incident date/time;                                               6. Stable name, address, and telephone number;

3. Horse registered name;                        7. Trainer’s name and telephone number;

4. Tattoo or microchip number;                               8. Location of deceased animal





      IMPORTANT NOTICES  



  1. Any owners or trainers stabled at Tampa Bay Downs found to have

     directly or indirectly sold a horse for slaughter will have his or her stalls

     permanently revoked.

    

     Any licensee/person found to have directly or indirectly sold a horse for

     slaughter will not be allowed to participate at Tampa Bay Downs in any

     capacity.

    

     Tampa Bay Downs requires its horsemen to conduct due diligence on

     those buying horses and encourages them to support rescue and

     adoption efforts by finding humane ways of dealing with horses unable

     to continue racing.                                                                                        

    

  2. Any owners or trainers stabled at Tampa Bay Downs found to have

directly or indirectly shipped a horse via a cargo ship will have his/her stalls

permanently revoked.



Any licensee/person found to have directly or indirectly shipped a horse via

cargo ship, will not be allowed to participate at Tampa Bay Downs in any

capacity.



Tampa Bay Downs requires its horsemen to conduct due diligence to ensure

horses are transported safely by humane methods.















IMPORTANT MEDICATION RULES



Florida Rule 61D-6.008 Permitted Medications for Horses.



(1) The prescription medications defined in this rule shall be permitted under the conditions set forth to conserve and protect the health of the horse, which is entered to race. All such medications shall be procured and administered by a licensed veterinarian except where a valid prescription or dispensing occurs in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 474, Florida Statutes.



(2) (a) Phenylbutazone may be administered to a horse providing:

1. The phenylbutazone is not administered closer than 24 hours prior to the officially scheduled post time of the race; or

2. The post time race serum sample of such a horse contains less than 2 micrograms (mcg) of phenylbutazone and its metabolites per milliliter (ml) of serum.

 (b) When the post race serum sample of such horse contains an amount of phenylbutazone and its metabolites equal to or in excess of  2 micrograms, but less than 5 micrograms per milliliter of serum, the trainer as the absolute insurer of the horse, shall be subject to the following penalties:

                1. First violation in a 12-month period - $250.00 fine.

                2. Second violation in a 12-month period - $500.00 fine.

                3. Third or subsequent violation in a 12 month period - $1,000.00 fine and suspension of any division license 0 to 15 days.

        (c) When the post-race sample contains an amount of phenylbutazone and its metabolites equal to or in excess of 5 micrograms per milliliter of serum the trainer as the absolute insurer of the horse, shall be subject to the following penalties:

1. First violation in a 12-month period - $500.00 fine and suspension of any division license 0 to 15 days.

2. Second violation in a 12-month period - $1,000.00 fine and suspension of any division license up to 30 days.

3. Third or subsequent violation in a 12-month period - $1,000.00 fine and suspension of any division license up to 60 days.



For up-to-date information about medication rules in the State of Florida please contact the state website www.myflorida.com.



  • Florida Rule 61D-6.008 Permitted Medications for Horses.
  • Florida Rule 61D-6.011 Racing Horse Drug and Substance Classification System and Penalty Schedule





IMPORTANT TATTOO INFORMATION



Foals of 2016 and older who are not tattooed and who currently do not have a microchip (by January 1, 2020) will need to contact the Jockey Club 800-444-8521 to obtain a microchip. The Jockey Club issued microchip must be inserted into the horse and listed on the foal papers before the horse is Digitally Tattooed prior to its first race.



·         Like the current tattoo system, TRPB Identifiers will come to your barn, then scan the microchip to pull up the digital copy of the foal papers and verify the markings prior to your being allowed to race. Additionally, the TRPB Identifiers will take a series of photographs of your horse.

·         The TRPB identification fee will remain the same $80.

·         PLEASE NOTE: If you have an older horse (2016 or older) which is not tattooed and does not have a Jockey Club issued microchip inserted in the horse, please make arrangements prior to year end to either be tattooed or micro-chipped. If not, your horse will not be able to be identified nor will it be allowed to race (until a Jockey Club issued microchip has been inserted and the horse has been identified by a TRPB Identifier).



 










Third Party Salix Administration Procedures



Effective November 28, 2015 the administration of Salix (Furosemide) to a horse on race day will be performed by Designated Veterinarians contracted by Tampa Bay Downs, and according to the following rules and procedures.



  1. The only medication allowed to be administered to a horse within 24 hours of its race is Salix. Exceptions: All two-year-olds and horses in races where points for entry into the Kentucky Oaks and/or the Kentucky Derby.

    

  2. The administration of Salix to a horse is by a designated Veterinarian contracted by Tampa Bay Downs and who do not practice on the grounds.

    

  3. Horses shall be administered Salix on the grounds of the Association, in their assigned stalls.

    

  4. Trainers are responsible for having their representative present and available and properly licensed, when the designated Veterinarian arrives to treat their horse.

    

  5. The Salix clerk will prepare a list of all horses scheduled to receive Salix and their location.

    

  6. The Veterinarian designated to administer Salix will identify the horse by its tattoo number, record the time of administration for each horse treated, and make a written report to the Salix coordinator.

    

  7. Salix will be administered by IV only.

    

  8. Under no circumstances will Salix be permitted to be administered to a horse within four hours of a race.

    

  9. A horse that is entered on Salix and does not receive Salix will not be permitted to race, absent mitigating circumstances; trainers will be subject to a fine.

    

  10. Horses stabled off the grounds arriving late for Salix shall be scratched. Trainers shall be subject to a fine.

    

  11. Trainers not requesting the use of Salix shall declare their horse off Salix at the time of entry, and must fill out the proper forms.

    

  12. The Salix coordinator will be responsible for determining a horse’s eligibility for the use of Salix and obtaining and verifying the proper documentation for a 1st time Salix horse.

    

  13. All Salix fees ($25.00 per race) will be deducted from the owner’s horsemen’s account.





If you or someone you know has a gambling problem call:  1-800-426-7711



A toll-free, confidential 24-hour Help Line.



WARNING SIGNS

                         Thinks constantly about gambling

                         Increase bets to sustain a thrill

                         Exhibits agitation when cutting back

                         Gambles as an escape

                         Chases losses

                         Lies to conceal activity

                         Finances bets through illegal acts

                         Jeopardizes significant relationships

                         Relies on financial bailout

                         Fails in an effort to control or stop gambling



Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc.

























TCO² TESTING

 Effective Immediately



(18)         Total Carbon Dioxide Testing: In order to prevent the overage of TCO² in horses, Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. tests for elevated levels total carbon dioxide (TCO²) in blood serum. Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. management may test any horse or horses from any race on a random basis. Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. may increase or reduce the number of horses tested at their discretion.

Should an owner, trainer, or any person responsible for the horse refuse or fail to permit the taking of the pre-race blood sample that action shall result in the horse being scratched from that race. This refusal shall be considered a violation of the total carbon dioxide level rule (see penalties below). At the sole discretion of the designated Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. testing veterinarian, any horse deemed so fractious as to endanger itself and/or the human handlers shall be excused from pre-race testing, and shall, at the discretion of the stewards and/or Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. be subject to post-race blood and urine test sample acquisition and testing.

Upon completion of analysis by Bay Care Laboratory of Florida or any other qualified laboratory chosen by Tampa Bay Downs, Inc., any horse found to have a blood serum total carbon dioxide (TCO²) level of 37 millimoles per liter of plasma or higher shall be deemed to be positive for the presence of elevated TCO² and shall be subject to the following penalties:

First offense – The first horse in a trainer’s care whose pre-race total carbon dioxide (TCO²) level is 37 millimoles per liter of blood plasma or more shall be subject to the following penalties $2,000.00 fine also, “earned surveillance” for a period of thirty (30) days. Such earned surveillance shall require that any horse the trainer intends to race at Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. be placed under surveillance for twenty-four (24) hours prior to the race in which the trainer’s horse(s) is entered to compete. Such earned surveillance may include, but not be limited to, the placement of security cameras and observation by Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. security officers. The cost of the additional security shall be borne by the trainer and/or owner.

Second offense – For the second horse in the same trainer’s care whose pre-race total carbon dioxide (TCO²) levels are 37 millimoles per liter of blood plasma or more, the trainer shall be deemed to be a persistent offender. The trainer shall be fined $5,000.00 and prevented from entering a horse at any Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. owned or managed facility race meet for the period of thirty (30) race days beginning with the day the trainer is notified of the test results.

Third offense – For the third test result of a horse in the same trainer’s care that results in a total carbon dioxide (TCO²) of 37 millimoles per liter of blood plasma or more, the trainer of said horse shall be notified of the test results and shall be fined $10,000.00 and expelled from Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. for six (6) months, and shall be precluded from entering any horse within his/her care for six (6) months at any Tampa Bay Downs, Inc. owned or managed facility.























                                             CLENBUTEROL

                          CLENBUTEROL USE IS PROHIBITED IN RACING



  1. Clenbuterol use is prohibited in training unless the following conditions are met.

    

    1. The prescription for Clenbuterol is made for a specific horse based on a specific diagnosis. The prescription and volume dispensed cannot exceed a treatment period of thirty (30) days.

      

    2. The practicing veterinarian must provide a copy of the prescription and diagnosis to the Tampa Bay Downs Track Veterinarian for review and approval. The horses may not receive Clenbuterol before approval is issued.

      

    3. Trainers must make daily notification to the track veterinarian of horse(s) having been administered Clenbuterol.  Notification shall be made on a form and by a deadline designated by Tampa Bay Downs.

      

    4. A horse administered Clenbuterol shall be placed on the official Veterinarian’s List. The horse must meet the following conditions for removal from the list, including a timed workout observed by the Track Veterinarian and blood and urine sampling. Both samples must have no detectable Clenbuterol. The testing costs shall be paid by the owner(s) of the horse.

      

    5. The horse may not be entered to race until all requirements have been completed in subsection (d).

      

    6. If Clenbuterol is detected in a horses out of competition sample and appropriate notification as outlined in subsection 1(a) or (b) was not completed, the horse shall immediately be placed on the official Veterinarians List pending the outcome of an investigation. The horse shall be required to meet all conditions for removal from the Veterinarians List outlined in subsection 1(d), above. 

      

    7. The confirmation of Clenbuterol in a test sample of a horse without a valid prescription constitutes a violation of Tampa Bay Downs House Rules.

      

    8. ARCI uniform classifications guidelines and recommended penalties shall apply.

      

    9. Possession of Clenbuterol without a valid Veterinarian’s prescription is a violation of Tampa Bay Downs House Rules.





                Violators subject to fines and/or suspensions.




 TAMPA TURF TEST



Starter Turf Handicap



For Fillies & Mares Four Years Old & Upward which have started for a claiming price

 of $16,000 or less in 2021



FILLIES & MARES



January 01            One Mile (Turf)                                     $22,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Dec 26

January 22            One Mile & 1/16 (Turf)                        $23,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Jan 16                       

February 26          One Mile & 1/8    (Turf)                       $24,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Feb 20

March 26              One Mile & 3/8 (Turf)                           $25,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Mar 20



Weights to be announced prior to each race

(Starters to be named through the entry box at the usual time of closing)



(HIGH WEIGHTS PREFERRED)



TBD MAY REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 8 SEPARATE BETTING INTERESTS OR A RACE MAY BE CALLED OFF



NAME OF HORSE SEX/
AGE
OWNER







Trainer                                                                          Phone #                                                                                           





FORWARD ALL NOMINATIONS TO:                                 PHONE:

Allison De Luca, Director of Racing                                                       (813) 855-4401          

Tampa Bay Downs                                                                                  (800) 200-4434              

P.O. Box 2007                                                                                         FAX:   

Oldsmar, Florida 34677                                                                           (813) 854-2438







TAMPA TURF TEST



Starter Handicap Turf Series



For Four Year Olds and Upward which have started for a claiming price of $16,000 or less in 2021.       



HORSES, COLTS & GELDINGS



January 01            One Mile (Turf)                                     $22,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Dec 26

January 22            One Mile & 1/16 (Turf)                        $23,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Jan 16                       

February 26          One Mile & 1/8    (Turf)                       $24,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Feb 20

March 26*            One Mile & 3/8 (Turf)                           $25,000 (Inc. $1,000 F.O.A) Noms Close Mar 20





*The last leg of the Colts and Geldings Series will also be open to Fillies and Mares



Weights to be announced prior to each race

(Starters to be named through the entry box at the usual time of closing)



(HIGH WEIGHTS PREFERRED)



TBD MAY REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 8 SEPARATE BETTING INTERESTS OR A RACE MAY BE CALLED OFF



NAME OF HORSE SEX/
AGE
OWNER







Trainer                                                                                       Phone #                                                                      



FORWARD ALL NOMINATIONS TO:                                                PHONE:

Allison De Luca, Director of Racing                                                       (813) 855-4401          

Tampa Bay Downs                                                                                  (800) 200-4434              

P.O. Box 2007                                                                                         FAX:   

Oldsmar, Florida 34677                                                                           (813) 854-2438