Keyword: Tampa Bay

  • Almanaar wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

    The Week in Photos 2/14/2017

    Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Arcadia, Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park Handicap, Lambholm South Endeavor, San Vicente, Santa Maria, Suwannee River, and more.

  • Gulfstream Park has requested dates of Jan. 3, 20ll to April 24, 2011.

    Florida Tracks Submit Dates Requests

    Florida's three Thoroughbred tracks have made their preliminary filings for 2010-2011 race dates, and all have announced plans to run schedules almost identical to their current or recent meets.

  • Ballymore Lady fights to the lead in the Endeavour Stakes.

    Ballymore Lady Wins Thrilling Endeavour

    Ballymore Lady made a late burst in the final yards and got the jump over three rivals at the shadow of the wire to take a thrilling edition of the $125,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 14 on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

  • Downey Profile: Z Humor Tops Davis

    On paper, Z Humor tops the field in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, and his running style and jockey Garrett Gomez should get him into position to win. The question will be whether he can relax in the opening stages of the race.

  • 2006 Eclipse Award Champion Dreaming of Anna makes her 4-year-old debut Feb. 16.

    Dreaming of Anna Heads Endeavour

    2006 Eclipse Award Champion Dreaming of Anna will make her 4-year-old debut Feb. 16, when a field of 11 older fillies and mares takes to the turf in the $150,000 Endeavour Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Jockey Houghton Banned from Arlington, Douglas to Ride

    Jockey Terry Houghton, banned from Tampa Bay Downs last December, will not be permitted to ride at Arlington Park this summer even though he was allowed to ride at Hawthorne Race Course when the 2007 spring meet began there in February - but Rene Douglas, also banned from two Florida tracks in December, has received clearance to ride.

  • Tampa Reduces Take-Out On Some Wagers

    Tampa Bay Downs will reduce take-out of several wagering categories starting on its opening day card Saturday, Peter Berube, the track's vice president and general manager announced.

  • Allison De Luca Named Tampa Racing Secretary

    Allison De Luca has been named director of racing and racing secretary for the 2006-2007 Thoroughbred meet at Tampa Bay Downs, general manager Peter Berube announced Aug. 25.

  • On-Track Wagering, Handle Up at Tampa Bay Downs Meet

    Growth in on-track wagering, total handle and purse payouts, along with a record-high attendance mark, highlighted the 2005-2006 season at Tampa Bay Downs, the track's 80th year of live Thoroughbred racing.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart watches television coverage of Hurricane Katrina in his tack room at Saratoga.

    Horsemen Consider Options in Light of Fair Grounds Damage

    Although there has been no official announcement from parent company Churchill Downs Inc., it is highly unlikely that the 2005 meet at Fair Grounds will be held at the New Orleans track as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Strangles Strikes Three Tampa Bay Horses

    Test results confirmed late Friday afternoon that three horses have tested positive for strangles at Tampa Bay Downs. The affected barn has been placed under quarantine and the infected horses have been isolated to a separate area.

  • Tampa's Chris Thomas Classic Gets Boost

    Tampa Bay Downs announced a purse increase to $75,000 for the May 7 Chris Thomas Turf Classic and the addition of a new stakes, the $75,000 Lightning City Stakes to the day's card.

  • Jellison Now Third on All-Time Win List

    Jill Jellison booted home Bobby Raymond's Halo Skywalker in the third race at Tampa Bay Downs March 4 to win her 1,770th career race and become the third all-time leading female jockey.

  • New Tampa Record Set for All-Source Handle

    Saturday's "Festival Preview Day" at Tampa Bay Downs was a smash with bettors nationwide evidenced by a record all-source handle of $5,359,437 at the 79-year-old oval.

  • Handle Growth Spurs 7% Purse Hike at Tampa

    An increase in handle on its live product had led Tampa Bay Downs to raise purses 7% effective Feb. 15. The daily average--overnight races and stakes--will be $140,000, a record for the track located in Oldsmar, Fla.

  • Trainer Cronk Wins Three at Tampa Bay

    Trainer Sam Cronk made three trips to the Tampa Bay Downs winners' on Thursday giving them a big boost in their respective standings at the Oldsmar oval.

  • Dogwood Stable's Limehouse prominent among contestants in Sunday's Tampa Bay Derby.

    Contentious Derby Looms on Deep Tampa Bay Card

    Several strong invaders currently based on Florida's Atlantic Coast will travel to the state's Gulf Coast to face the local contingent March 14 in what should prove a contentious 24th edition of the $250,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Double-Digit Gains Galore at Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay Downs continues to make sizable gains in terms of its live signal and on-track attendance, but on-track simulcast revenues are down because of a conflict involving Magna Entertainment Corp. and the New York Racing Association.

  • As Tampa Bay Racing Grows, So Does Handle

    Tampa Bay Downs racing is growing in popularity as evidenced by a 22% increase in total handle during the 93-day that ended May 4. Total handle of $237,158,919 was up about $44 million from the 2001-2002 season.

  • Tampa Bay Announces Purse Hike

    Due to a 23% increase in handle to date, Tampa Bay Downs will boost purses 5% effective Feb. 20, Peter Berube, the track's vice president and general manager announced. The purse hike comes on the heels of a previous 6% raise the Oldsmar, Fla., oval that went into effect Jan. 30.

  • No Lack of Interest in Tampa's New Turf Series

    A new starter handicap series on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs lured a staggering 153 nominees for two divisions, one for colts and geldings, the other for fillies and mares.

  • Peace, And Bigger Purses, For Tampa Bay Meet

    Tampa Bay Downs and the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association appear on course to open the 2002-03 racing season without the conflict that has plagued the Florida track in recent years.

  • National HBPA Wants 'Fairness,' 'Mutual Respect'

    In a statement released March 20 in response to an ongoing situation involving Tampa Bay Downs, National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president John Roark said the relationship between horsemen and racetrack management must be based on "fairness, mutual respect, and a desire to work toward common goals."

  • Deal Leaves Horsemen Questioning Solidarity

    In a deal that has put some horsemen's associations on edge, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has agreed to reinstate signals from Kentucky racetracks to Tampa Bay Downs in exchange for dismissing its complaint for declaratory judgment against the Florida track.

  • Tampa Bay, Horsemen Remain at Odds

    Representatives from the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association met with Tampa Bay president Peter Berube Dec. 4 in an effort to resolve a dispute over stalls that threatens the track's ability to receive out-of-state signals when the live meet begins Dec. 15.

  • Gulfstream, Tampa Reach Simulcasting Agreement

    After months of negotiations, Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will begin swapping signals on Feb. 17 as the result of a simulcasting agreement executed Friday. "The final hurdle was just the clarification of some language concerning the Florida statutes," said Gulfstream's president Scott Savin, who added that the bulk of the negotiations were handled through the California- based Simulcasting Department of Magna Entertainment Corporation, Gulfstream's parent track.