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  • Ring Weekend runs away from the competition in the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Ring Weekend Springs Tampa Bay Derby Upset

    St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend sprang a 14-1 upset of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs, well clear of Vinceremos in an impressively speedy gate-to-wire score.

  • Testa Rossi comes home strong to win the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Testa Rossi Cruises in Florida Oaks Stretch

    In her first start since finishing second in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), Testa Rossi overpowered 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the stretch to post a 3 1/2-length victory in the Florida Oaks.

  • Riposte won the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot last June.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2586534230&k=TQNzFLw">Order This Photo</a>

    Riposte Heads Solid Hillsborough Field

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Riposte heads a field of nine in pursuit of her first graded stakes victory stateside in the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Testa Rossi won the 2013 Miss Grillo Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2815276631&k=pLWqGG5">Order This Photo</a>

    Chad Brown Fillies Vie for Florida Oaks

    Stablemates Testa Rossi and Kitten Kaboodle, both graded stakes winners in 2013 from the barn of trainer Chad Brown, will make their first appearances as sophomores in the March 8 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay.

  • Deadline Nears for Florida Dates Conflict

    The clock is ticking toward the final day for Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course to reach an agreement that would prevent another bruising 12 months of head-to-head racing.

  • 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493507617&k=b9hVvb3">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby and Oaks Bright Spots for Churchill

    Once again, the success of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks were the rare brights spots within the racing sector when Churchill Downs Inc. reported record revenues for 2013.

  • Bond Holder

    Stranded Bond Holder Headed for Tampa Derby

    Problems started on a flight from California to New Orleans for the Feb. 22 Risen Star Stakes, when Bond Holder was slightly injured after being severely jarred by turbulence. The incident took a severe mental toll.

  • Vinceremos

    Pletcher Nominates 18 for Tampa Bay Derby

    Vinceremos and Harpoon, the 1-2 finishers in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), are among 18 Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds nominated for the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs

  • L.J. McKanas

    Tampa Bay Trainer Could be 'Lone Survivor'

    Tampa Bay Downs trainer Leon McKanas, longtime fan of the CBS-TV hit series Survivor, will get his chance to appear in the show's new season, which begins airing Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.

  • Calabrese Splits With Trainer Kirk Ziadie

    Owner Frank Carl Calabrese and trainer Kirk Ziadie have ended a high-profile partnership in which they each led in wins at two recent race meets at Calder Casino & Race Course and at the first summer/fall meet at Gulfstream.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream, Calder Have No Deal on Dates

    Unless serious talks resume soon and quickly produce a settlement, Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course appear to be headed toward another 12 months of bitter head-to-head weekend racing.

  • Vinceremos holds off Harpoon to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Vinceremos Upsets Stablemate in Sam F. Davis

    Todd Pletcher-trained Vinceremos dug in gamely in deep stretch to hold off a stiff challenge from his more highly regarded stablemate Harpoon to win the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 1.

  • Can't Starve this Fever

    The old wives' tale to starve a fever doesn't work with the Kentucky Derby variety -- not because the charms of the First Saturday in May are so irresistible 13 weeks away but because sustenance is unavoidable.

  • Cousin Stephen Choice for Redemption in Davis

    Talk about a key race. Cousin Stephen finished behind not only Commissioner but also Top Billing last time out. Now he seeks redemption in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Trainer Ian Wilkes has Nicklaus Way in the Tampa Bay Stakes.

    Nicklaus Way Seeks Graded Win in Tampa Bay

    Fresh off a victory over the Tampa Bay Downs turf course, Nicklaus Way goes in search of his first graded stakes win for trainer Ian Wilkes Feb. 1 in the $150,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Asserting Bear won the Nov. 17 Coronation Futurity on the Woodbine Polytrack.

    Ontario Colts Test Pletcher Pair in Sam Davis

    Asserting Bear and Matador, two tested Ontario-breds will take on the solid duo of Harpoon and Vinceremos from the barn of Todd Pletcher in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 1 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Cloud Scapes outfights Wholelottashakin to win the Endeavour Stakes.

    Tenacious Cloud Scapes Captures Endeavour

    Pin Oak Stud's homebred Cloud Scapes edged ahead of pacesetter Wholelottashakin in the stretch and narrowly won the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) in her stakes debut Jan. 25 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Left a Message

    Left a Message to Open Campaign in Endeavour

    After closing 2013 with a third-place finish in the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT), Left a Message will try to nail down her first graded stakes victory Jan. 25 in the Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay Plans Same Schedule in 2014

    Tampa Bay Downs is planning a repeat of its current racing schedule, again with the controversial two extra days that helped it significantly increase its business in Florida's lucrative host track simulcasting market.

  • Cibelli Wins Her First Race After 60-Day Ban

    Trainer Jane Cibelli, who recently completed a 60-day suspension for a medication violation at Tampa Bay Downs, won her first race of the season at Gulfstream Park Dec. 19 after getting permission to race.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Tops in Florida Host-Track Race

    Gulfstream Park moved ahead of Tampa Bay Downs during November in Florida's three-way competition for host-track simulcast business, according to data released Dec. 12 by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

  • FTBOA to Panel: Allow Racing to Compete

    Florida lawmakers should ensure the racing and breeding industry has the tools to compete in a competitive gambling market, the executive director of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association said Nov. 4.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay to Offer Million-Dollar Bonus

    Tampa Bay Downs is offering a $1 million bonus payout in 2014 to the owner of any horse sweeping the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II), and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Tampa Bay Tops Again in FL Host-Track Battle

    Tampa Bay Downs finished first again in August in Florida for host-track revenue on import simulcasts, and it appears that questions about the track's year-round eligibility for host status will remain unresolved for now.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay to Offer Record Purses for 2013-14

    A revamped Festival Day celebration featuring three graded races worth $700,000, three cards offering three major stakes apiece, and a record $2,695,000 in purse money highlight Tampa's stakes schedule for the 2013-14 meet.

  • Allen Secures 3,000th Career Riding Win

    Using a four-wide move at the quarter pole, veteran jockey Ronald Allen Jr. posted the 3,000th win of his career when he guided Burkholder Stables' Ghost Flower to victory in the second race Sept. 11 at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Calder Drops to Last in Host Track Business

    Calder Casino & Race Course came in last among Florida's three Thoroughbred tracks in July in the lucrative business of host-track simulcasting of races from Thoroughbred tracks outside the state.

  • Calder's Share of Host-Track Market Declines

    Two recent reports show that Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park are making big inroads into Florida's lucrative host-track simulcast market., while host revenue for Calder fell by $5.1 million in this year's second quarter

  • Gulfstream Park has held an almost 2-1 edge in pari-mutuel handle.

    No Easy Answers in South Florida Track Battle

    Southeast Florida began its fourth head-to-head racing weekend July 27 with Gulfstream holding an almost 2-1 edge in pari-mutuel handle and Calder rejecting speculation it might soon cancel racing dates.

  • Calder Racecourse

    Calder Exec Comments on New Shipping Policy

    Calder Casino & Race Course provided more details on its ban on the return of shippers that race at Gulfstream Park June 29, and several trainers responded by making plans to move their stables cross-town to Gulfstream.