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‘She Always Seems To Have A Little More’: Chella Making Waves For Sullivan At Tampa

Three years ago, the Ontario-bred Chella was riding a three-race winning streak when Elliot Sullivan claimed her for $10,000 from a race at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Youngstown, Ohio. Chella was beaten that day by more than six lengths as a 7-10 favorite, and Sullivan was unsure if he wanted to emerge as the […]

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NYRA Introduces Shipping Incentive Programs For Aqueduct, Belmont Spring Meet

The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs to be implemented during the 2018 Aqueduct and Belmont spring meets for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Horses that made their previous start at Oaklawn Park may be able to take advantage of a new […]

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Chilean Jockey Ulloa Chasing His ‘Dream’ At Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs jockey Andres Ulloa got a taste of the big time in 2016 when he traveled to Santa Anita to watch his older brother, Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, ride Chilean-bred Kitcat in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Although Kitcat finished near the back of the pack, Andres soaked up the splendor and […]

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World Approval Sets Sights On $6 Million Dubai Turf

Charlotte Weber’s World Approval, an Eclipse Award finalist for both Horse of the Year and older turf male in 2017, will make his next target the $6 million Dubai Turf on Mar. 31. According to drf.com, the 6-year-old gelding will prep for that contest in the G3 Tampa Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 10. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Flying South

With a winter freeze taking over most of the northeast this weekend, horseplayers will focus their attention on racing in those warm, sunshine-filled climates of Florida and Southern California. Saturday’s card at Gulfstream Park features five listed stakes races, three with $100,000 purses and two for $75,000. Tampa Bay Downs will offer a 10-race card […]

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Jockey Gallardo: ‘You Can Find A Good Horse Anywhere’

Two seasons ago, Antonio Gallardo rode a 3-year-old first-time starter named Imperial Hint to an eye-opening victory in a 7-furlong Tampa Bay Downs allowance in a sizzling time of 1:22.39. The Luis Carvajal, Jr.-trained Florida-bred colt lowered that time to 1:22.15 in his next start with Gallardo in the irons, the Florida Cup Ocala Breeders’ […]

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Feats Of Strength: Hamilton Takes Tampa Bay’s ’10 Days Of Festivus Challenge’

Ken Hamilton considers his victory in the “10 Days of Festivus Challenge” Handicapping Contest an ideal way to cap his rookie year as a horse player. “I used to watch the Triple Crown races when I was a kid in the 1960s and ’70s,” said the El Dorado, Ark., resident. “The first horse I remember […]

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Papa Jim’s Kitchen Spreading Christmas Cheer At Tampa Bay Downs

It’s a place where trainers devise strategy that is liable to fly out the window when a race starts and agents hustle assignments for their baby-faced jockey who may or may not have won 20 races at an unsanctioned bush track. It’s where old-timers spin tales of a horse that could have been the next […]

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Tapa Tapa Tapa Takes Tampa Allowance With Ease After Seven-Month Layoff

Thanks to his 15-year-old “hoss” back home and his 3-year-old filly on the Tampa Bay Downs backside, trainer Tim Hamm has felt nearly invincible recently. Three weeks ago, his son, freshman quarterback Shane Hamm of Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban High, threw four touchdown passes to lead the school to a 42-14 victory against Cincinnati Winton […]

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Juvenile Vino Rosso Impresses In Two-Turn Allowance At Tampa

No matter their level of involvement, horsemen and Thoroughbred racing fans are always dreaming of the first Saturday in May, hoping to arrive at Churchill Downs with a Kentucky Derby contender they can embrace. A Tampa Bay Downs crowd of 2,067, which could swell to 10 times that number by spring, might have seen such a horse […]

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