Margo Flynn

Tampa Bay Downs Announces Inaugural ‘High Rollers Handicapping Contest’

Tampa Bay Downs bettors of all experience levels are invited to chase huge payoffs in the first-ever “High Rollers Handicapping Contest” on Jan. 19, which is Skyway Festival Day at Tampa Bay Downs. The winner earns $20,000 (based on 100 entries) and the first and second-place finishers receive their choice of a seat in the […]

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Gen Z Eligible To Earn College Scholarships At Tampa Bay Downs On Jan. 12

Tampa Bay Downs is set to reach out to “Generation Z” through its inaugural “College Day” promotion, to be held Saturday, Jan. 12. Current college students and high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education are eligible to compete for one of five $2,000 scholarships to be awarded through the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce […]

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War Bridle Welcomes New ‘Owners’ In Inaugural Tampa Bay Contest

Judging by the response to Saturday’s inaugural “Tampa Bay Owners Club” contest, area horse racing fans are eager to discover as much information as possible about the joys and challenges of Thoroughbred ownership. About 1,000 entries were submitted before today’s seventh race, with 90 fans correctly selecting the winner, 16-1 shot War Bridle, a 2-year-old […]

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Pick A Winner, Own A Horse: Tampa Bay Owners Club Promo Set For Saturday’s Seventh Race

Margo Flynn says she has lost count of how many times fans have asked her what they need to do to own a racehorse. On Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, the track’s Vice President of Marketing & Publicity will have a simple answer: fill out an entry blank in the “Tampa Bay Owners Club” contest, […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products, Inc.: Of Mouse And Men

The Tampa Bay Downs winner’s circle has seen many well-known racehorses in its time, from Kentucky Derby winners to Breeders’ Cup winners. But its most famous – and possibly most frequent – four-legged visitor is a rescued miniature horse named Mouse. Mouse has been the track’s official mascot for nearly a decade now, according to […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Meet Kicks Off Saturday Nov. 26

Thoroughbred racing will be the main focus when the 2016-2017 Tampa Bay Downs meeting resumes on Saturday. But the Oldsmar oval has scheduled an abundance of special events to delight newcomers, intrigue novices and beckon anyone else eager to enjoy a day in the sunshine while watching the equine stars perform. Beginning with the “10 […]

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New England Jockey Jellison, 51, Loses Battle To Breast Cancer

Jill Jellison was four years old when she first came to trainer Bobby Raymond’s farm in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, in 1967. Her parents had bought her a pony named Blackie and Raymond told her, “You’re going to be a jockey.” His prediction would later come true. “She looked at me like I had three […]

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Nagle: An Open Letter to Tampa Bay Downs

When I visited Tampa Bay Downs last March, owners and trainers I spoke with were up in arms over the lack of action by track management against trainer Jane Cibelli, whose veterinarian, Dr. Orlando Paraliticci, was caught illegally injecting a pain blocking agent into the right front leg of one of Cibelli’s horses on the morning […]

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