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  • Enjoy Yourself won an optional claiming/allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 17.

    Terranova: Lots of Upside for Enjoy Yourself

    Sovereign Stable's Enjoy Yourself has continued to gain maturity and focus this winter at Tampa Bay Downs, and trainer John Terranova believes the Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) entrant can be a major player this year.

  • Gerald (left) and Dale Bennett are familiar faces at Tampa Bay Downs

    Bennett Has Perfect Day at Tampa Bay Downs

    Gerald Bennett became only the second trainer in Tampa Bay Downs history to start four horses and win with all of them on single card when he did so March 5 at the Florida racetrack.

  • Florida Panel OKs Decoupling, Gaming Bill

    Legislation that would allow most pari-mutuel operations to end live racing and become slot-machine casinos or card rooms with simulcast wagering easily cleared the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee Feb. 29.

  • Hialeah Park currently offers only Quarter Horse racing

    Florida Panel Examines Decoupling Financials

    A state group that studies the impact of tax changes in Florida offered a general assessment Feb. 26 that decoupling horse racing from gaming would have minimal effect on pari-mutuel revenue for state government.

  • Midwest, Ness Split After Successful Run

    One of the most successful partnerships in Thoroughbred racing, that of Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Jamie Ness, ended quietly with a phone call the week of Feb. 15.

  • Gerald Aschinger

    Aschinger's Winter Home Builds a Foundation

    When it comes to winter racing and training, Gerald Aschinger, who operates War Horse Place in Kentucky with his wife, Dana, said Tampa Bay Downs is an excellent spot to build a foundation for horses before they head north.

  • FL Senate Committee Passes Decoupling Bill

    The Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Feb. 17 passed two pieces of legislation, one authorizing a compact with the Seminole tribe and another that would allow decoupling at most racetracks in the state.

  • Ferrer Rides 4,000th Winner at Tampa

    True to form, jockey Jose Ferrer displayed a minimum of emotion after reaching the 4,000-win milestone Feb. 14 aboard 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Rocket Bottle in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Reload fights for the win in the Tampa Bay Stakes.

    Reload Fires in 2016 Debut, Wins Tampa Bay

    Phipps Stable homebred Reload opened his 7-year-old season with a bang, outlasting longshot Take the Stand (Arg) in the stretch to win the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Feb. 13 on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tepin cruises to victory in the Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay.

    Tepin Flawless in Endeavour

    After beating the boys last time out in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), the 5-year-old Bernstein mare handled her own division with exactly the kind of dominance trainer Mark Casse was seeking in her season debut.

  • Mark Casse in the winner's circle with Whatawonderflworld after the OBS Championship Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-9jqjvvF">Order This Photo</a>

    Casse Cues Up Sam F. Davis Wildcard

    Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Rafting won the Smooth Air Stakes on Nov. 28.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-L24MgH6">Order This Photo</a>

    Rafting to Make 2016 Debut in Sam F. Davis

    Rafting will try to open his 3-year-old season in similar fashion against an expected six other sophomores in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tepin wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Tepin Set for Season Debut in Endeavour

    Looking to launch a campaign that could include another run at the boys at Keeneland in the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) this spring, trainer Mark Casse has entered Tepin in the Feb. 13 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay.

  • National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda

    Medication, legislation, aftercare, and the importance of media awareness are among the topics to be discussed during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention Feb. 3-7 in Florida.

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    Tepin, Airoforce Work Toward Tampa Bay Stakes

    After sending out at least 17 horses for works Sunday, the Mark Casse stable had another busy day Monday, Jan. 25, with champion Tepin and 3-year-old Airoforce on the work tab at Palm Meadows Training Center.

  • Morning Fire rolls to victory in the Pasco Stakes.

    Morning Fire Holds Sway in Pasco Stakes

    After finishing second in three of his first four stakes tries, Morning Fire dug down Jan. 23 to hold off a stretch challenge from Epic Journey to win the $100,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Leigh and Arnaud Delacour

    For Delacours, Success Aligned With Patience

    Arnaud and Leigh Delacour have quietly built their stable, currently based at Tampa Bay Downs, into one of the most successful in the country with a focus on time and patience.

  • Formal Summation seeks his third win from seven starts.

    Three-Year-Olds in Tampa Bay Spotlight

    Ten 3-year-olds looking to earn a spot in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 13 and $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 12 are set for the $100,000 Pasco Stakes at seven furlongs Jan. 23 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Gerald (left) and Dale Bennett are familiar faces at Tampa Bay Downs

    Father and Son a Force at Tampa Bay

    Dale Bennett learned about Thoroughbred training from his father, Gerald, a native of Canada who has won more than 3,500 races in his career and regularly winters at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.

  • Two-Year-Olds Focus of Tampa Bay Stakes

    The road to the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) begins locally Dec. 19 when 2-year-olds face off in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The Saturday card features two other stakes.

  • Tampa Bay Downs returns to action with 10 races Nov. 28

    Tampa Bay Finds Success Despite Competition

    As Tampa Bay Downs prepared to begin its meet Nov. 28, Peter Berube, general manager at the Florida racetrack, discussed its model for success in the face of competition from tracks with alternative gaming.

  • A panel discussing ownership at the International Simulcast Conference.

    Owner Recruitment, Retention Focus of Panel

    An Oct. 5 panel discussion on how a shortage of Thoroughbred owners is largely responsible for reductions in field size in recent years generate a more serious assessment of the state of owner recruitment.

  • Ness Aiming for Ninth Straight Tampa Title

    With five victories from nine starters since April 25, Jamie Ness entered Tampa Bay Downs' May 3 card on one of those mini-hot streaks that have propelled him to the top of the track's trainer standings eight years in a row.

  • Gill Laiz

    Rider Gil Laiz Breezing Along at OBS

    Gil Laiz is most comfortable in the saddle. It's a good thing. The 60-year-old exercise rider breezed 76 2-year-olds during the recent under tack preview ahead of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 21-24.

  • Quality Rocks surges to the win in the Florida Oaks.

    Quality Rocks Rolls to Take Florida Oaks

    Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, and Wachtel Stable's Quality Rocks rallied from just off the pace to capture the $200,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Carpe Diem

    Coffee Pot Brews a Good One in Carpe Diem

    'He wouldn't run and hide behind his mother. He'd lead through the door,' Beau Lane of Woodline Farm said of Carpe Diem, a leading contender for the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Gulfstream Park has selected racing dates for the July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 fiscal year.

    Status Quo for 2015-16 Florida Racing Dates

    In filings made to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay selected racing dates for the July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016 fiscal year that are almost identical to its 2014-15 schedule.

  • Consumer Credit will break from post 7 in the Florida Oaks.
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    Consumer Credit Ranks High in Fla. Oaks

    Consumer Credit, a winner of three straight on the turf -- including a pair of stakes at Gulfstream -- heads a full cast for the $200,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Carpe Diem won the 2014 Breeders' Futurity by 6 1/2 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VcmSjR2">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Faces Ocean Knight in Tampa Derby

    The decision by Stonestreet Stables to have undefeated Ocean Knight bypass the March 7 Gotham Stakes in favor of the Tampa Bay Derby sets up a showdown between that colt and Carpe Diem, owned by Stonestreet and WinStar Farms.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Reports 10% Hike in All-Sources Handle

    All-sources pari-mutuel handle is up 10.3% year-to-date at Tampa Bay Downs, which puts the Florida racetrack on course to average more than $4 million per day and finish with its highest wagering total since the 2010-11 meet.