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Florida Sire Stakes Program To Highlight 3-Year-Olds At Tampa Bay Downs

Coming on the heels of a highly successful Florida Sire Stakes program at Gulfstream Park in 2018 where six summer Florida Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds totaling more than $1.4 million in purse money racked up $27.241 million in all-sources handle while featuring strong field sizes that averaged 11.33 starters, the Florida-bred/Florida-sired action now travels to […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Prepares For Record Stakes Schedule

Many of the top Thoroughbreds in training are expected to participate in the Tampa Bay Downs 2018-2019 stakes program, which includes 28 stakes races worth a record $3.74-million in purse money. The stakes schedule includes six graded races and a $1-million Festival Day program on March 9, highlighted by the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South […]

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Tampa Bay Installing Amtote Terminals To Help Fund Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Horseplayers cashing winning tickets at Tampa Bay Downs can now share their good fortune with retired Thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at self-service AmTote International betting terminals throughout the facility. Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4, horseplayers cashing a winning ticket through a self-service terminal will be prompted with a […]

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Perseverance Nets Monterrey First Jockeys’ Challenge Title

It would be inaccurate to say Pedro Monterrey, Jr., has been fixated on winning the $5,000 Jockeys’ Challenge during the Summer Festival of Racing and Music at Tampa Bay Downs. But after finishing second, second and fourth in the two-day competition the last three years, the 33-year-old Venezuelan had a strong idea what he needed […]

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Weekend Cards Mark Official Closing, Opening Of Tampa Bay Downs Meetings

Two days of excitement-packed Thoroughbred racing provide the backdrop for a full weekend of entertainment – including the highly popular Corgi races – during the sixth annual Summer Festival of Racing and Music on Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs. A full slate of activity Saturday begins at 12:30 p.m. with eight races. The […]

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Bennett, Gallardo Repeat As Leading Trainer, Jockey At Tampa Bay Downs

Gerald Bennett plans to haul five horses to Delaware Park on Monday, with another 10 or so headed out on a van Thursday. By the time he’s finished, the veteran trainer should have between 30-35 horses ready for action for the May 30 opening. Transporting Thoroughbreds is second nature for Bennett, who captured his third consecutive Tampa Bay Downs […]

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AHC Study: Economic Impact Of Florida Horse Industry Up 33 Percent

The latest American Horse Council study pinpoints the Florida equine industry’s large-scale economic impact and industry officials are taking note. The $6.8 billion annual equine economic impact in Florida is up by 33% since the last study over a decade ago. The racing sector’s impact is up 47%. “That’s significant,” said Lonny Powell, CEO of […]

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‘The One Race That Fits Him The Best’: Quip On Schedule For Preakness

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Grade 2 winner Quip returned to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Thursday morning at Keeneland ahead of his anticipated start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1). A bay son of Distorted Humor bred by WinStar, Quip went four furlongs in 48 seconds over Keeneland’s main track in […]

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FTBOA Silver Charm Stakes At Tampa Offers Winner A Forever Home

Colts and geldings that compete in the inaugural $100,000 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Silver Charm Florida Sire Stakes on Saturday, May 5 at Tampa Bay Downs will be racing for more than the winner’s purse. The race is a “Win & You’re In” opportunity for the winner, who will earn an invitation to spend his […]

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Andina Del Sur Back To Turf, Points To Belmont Oaks

Trainer Tom Albertrani said his Grade III Florida Oaks winner, Andina Del Sur, will return to the turf after her fourth-place finish two weeks ago in the Grade I Central Bank Ashland Stakes on the dirt at Keeneland. The 3-year-old filly is back at the conditioner’s base at Belmont Park in New York, with tentative […]

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