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  • Falling Sky holds off Dynamic Sky for victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Falling Sky Survives Sam Davis Objection

    The sky was the limit Feb. 2 at Tampa Bay Downs, with Falling Sky and Dynamic Sky finishing 1-2 in the $202,500 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III). Falling Sky, a 7-1 upsetter, survived an objection to get the job done.

  • Tapicat streaks away from her rivals to win the Florida Oaks.

    Tapicat Makes the Grade in Florida Oaks

    The sophomore daughter of Tapit earned her first graded stakes victory and was just a tick off a track record Feb. 2 while rolling home much the best in the $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Dynamic Sky Faces Engaging Davis Foes

    It's supposed to be Dynamic Sky's race to lose, but he's going to face some 3-year-olds with upside potential in the grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes.

  • Tapicat High Steps into Florida Oaks

    After leading at every call in winning her first two career turf starts, Tapicat will try to earn her first black-type Feb. 2 in the Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. celebrates win number 1,000.

    Joe Rocco Jr. Gets Win No. 1,000

    Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. won his 1,000th race Jan. 24 when he took the ninth at Gulfstream Park for trainer Jane Cibelli aboard EBG Racing Stable's Rustler Hustler.

  • Dynamic Sky outfinishes entrymate Sky Commander to win the Pasco Stakes.

    Dynamic Sky Impressive in Pasco Win

    Dynamic Sky recovered from a tough trip to win the $100,000 Pasco Stakes over stablemate Sky Commander Jan. 12 at Tampa Bay Downs, giving owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse consecutive scores in the race.

  • Calder Dates Filing Reflects Status Quo

    In its preliminary filing for racing dates, Calder Casino & Race Course told the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering it plans no change in its racing schedule for the 12 months beginning July 1, 2013.

  • Hurricane Sandy aftermath at Country Life Farm in Maryland.

    Hurricane Sandy Impacts Northeast Tracks

    Initial reports suggest tracks across the Northeast suffered some damage and power outages as a result of Hurricane Sandy, but that damage was moderate compared with the devastation in the area.

  • Tampa Bay Handle Down

    Tampa Bay Downs ended its 86th racing season with a decline in average daily all-sources handle during the 92-day meet that began Dec. 3, 2011, and ended May 6.

  • Jockey Santos Suffers Broken Leg

    Jockey Ademar Santos was taken to a hospital with an apparent broken leg April 29 after his mount in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs, Onmyway to Glory, clipped heels and threw him to the turf.

  • THS: San Felipe Stakes

    Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes.

  • Zagora won Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 4.

    Zagora, Denomination Meet in Hillsborough

    Grade I winner Zagora, second in last year's Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) to Denomination in a tight finish, will attempt to turn the tables in 2012 when the two mares meet again in the grass event at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • I'll Have Another

    Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - 2/6/2012

    Steve Haskin adds I'll Have Another to his Derby Dozen. Alpha moves up as Steve notes Mr. Prankster and Battle Hardened. Steve also recaps the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and Withers from the weekend.

  • After the Wire - 2/5/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Sam F. Davis Stakes, the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, and touches on the Withers. Evan also comments on Star Guitar's victory in the Louisiana Premier Night Championship.

  • Zagora rolls in the Endeavour at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Endeavour: Zagora Sharp in Return

    Odds-on favorite Zagora, off for nearly five months, was razor sharp in her return Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs, taking over at the top of the stretch en route to winning the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT).

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    Keertana, Zagora Collide in Endeavour

    Keertana, a winner in four of her five starts last year including three in graded ranks, returns from an extended layoff as one of the main contenders in the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Gulfstream Park and several large casino companies are among entities that have expressed interest in owning and operating a destination resort.

    Racing, Gaming on Florida Legislative Agenda

    The Florida legislature began a two-month session Jan. 10 with a big part of its focus on a gaming bill that could lead to the first all-games casinos in the state along with other changes that would impact racing.

  • Lentenor

    Lentenor Scores At Tampa Bay Downs

    Barbaro's full brother Lentenor won an allowance/optional claiming event at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 23 on the turf for Lael Stables.

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    Lentenor to Run Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay Downs

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lentenor, a 4-year-old full brother to Barbaro, is slated to run in the seventh race Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay Downs. He'll face nine in the 1 1/16-mile allowance/optional claimer on the turf.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay Stakes Purses to Increase

    Track's stakes schedule offers purse money of about $2.6 million. Seven stakes races are offering increases of $25,000, fueled partially by contributions from the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.

  • Florida TBOA Takes Step Toward Possible Meet

    The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has taken the first step toward converting its Quarter Horse permit to a Thoroughbred permit, for a possible Thoroughbred race meet in Marion County.

  • Pluck Has No Luck in Tampa Bay Return

    Pluck, making his first start since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT), failed to fire in an allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs March 12 and finished fourth as the 3-10 favorite.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Announces Purse Increase

    As a result of an overall handle increase of 5%, as well as a successful Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South, Tampa Bay Downs announced there will be a purse increase for the remainder of racing season.