Horseman’s Notices
Summer Festival of Racing

June 30th, 2022 –July 1st, 2022

Tampa Bay Downs Summer Festival of Racing

Please Note -Tampa Bay Downs will be taking entries for Thursday, June 30th, 2022 and Friday, July 1st, 2022 on, Monday, June 27th, 2022. To make Entries call 813-855-4401.


  • All Owners, Trainers, Jockeys and Horses MUST be registered with HISA before entry.

  • 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 Thursday’s card the owner must have started a horse during the 90 day 2021-2022 meet or have an open claiming slip; to claim a horse on Friday’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 owners 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 the vet on duty.

  • The Barn Area closes three hours after the last race on Friday – 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 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 Wednesday and 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.

  • 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.