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  • Tepin
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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.

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    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.

  • Testa Rossi winner of the Endeavour Stakes via disqualification.

    Testa Rossi Gets Endeavour Victory on DQ

    Hard Not to Like hit the wire first in the $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 31 but was disqualified, moving favored Testa Rossi into the winner's circle at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Ocean Knight gets by Divining Rod late to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Undefeated Ocean Knight Wins Sam F. Davis

    Stonestreet Stables' Ocean Knight remained undefeated in two starts and aced both his 3-year-old and stakes debuts Jan. 31, taking the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Catalina Red won the seven-furlong Pasco Stakes in a track record time of 1:21.40 Dec. 27.

    Ocean Knight, Catalina Red Top Sam F. Davis

    Stonestreet Stables' Ocean Knight, winner of his only start in solid fashion, and record-setting Florida horse Catalina Red head a group of 12 entered for the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 31 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Guy's Reward won the 2014 Tampa Bay Stakes.

    Guys Reward Back for Tampa Bay Defense

    Michael J. Bruder's Guys Reward will look to defend his title in the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 when he faces a full field of older horses going 1 1/16 miles on the grass.

  • Impasse Unresolved for Mid-Atlantic Players

    It appears doubtful that an impasse between the company that controls the simulcast rights for Gulfstream Park and a cooperative representing 23 tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region will be resolved in time for the Dec. 6 start.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay 2014-15 Meet Kicks Off Nov. 29

    Tampa Bay Downs opens its 89th season Nov. 29 with the first of 89 racing days through May 3. The Oldsmar, Fla., track will have 10 races on its opening day card, including three over the turf.