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  • Lentenor
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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.

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    All Eyes on Brethren in Sam F. Davis

    Should Brethren run big in the $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 12 at Tampa Bay Downs, the WinStar Farm homebred is sure to join the mix as a serious Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender.

  • Oregon Horsemen Supporting NEHBPA

    The horsemen in Oregon have joined the list of groups supporting the New England chapter of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association as dispute over a 2011 live racing contract at Suffolk Downs continues.

  • Odysseus won the 2010 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Tampa Bay Announces Stakes Schedule

    Tampa Bay Downs will kick off its 91-day meet Dec. 11, with the Tampa Bay Derby highlighting the Oldsmar, Fla. racetrack's 85th season. Twenty-five stakes will be run for an approximate total of $2.5 million in purses.

  • All-Source Handle Improves at Tampa Bay

    Despite declines in on-track handle and attendance, the 84th season of live racing at Tampa Bay Downs concluded May 2, with the Oldsmar, Fla., track reporting a 5.16% increase in average daily all-source handle.

  • Hialeah Park is one of the tracks that will benefit from the Florida Bill.

    A 'Done Deal' to Help Florida Tracks

    The Florida Legislature passed a bill with long-sought benefits for Thoroughbred racetracks, including tax breaks, more slot machines, and extended poker room hours. The governor is expected to sign the bill into law.

  • Crist, Seminoles Agree to Compact

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida said April 6 that they have agreed to a Gaming Compact for the Seminoles' seven casinos in the state.

  • Odysseus (right) gets his nose in front of Schoolyard Dreams (#5, left) to win the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Odysseus Takes Tampa Bay Derby Thriller

    Padua Stables' Odysseus, who looked like a beaten horse turning for home, re-rallied during an incredible stretch run and nosed Schoolyard Dreams in the final jump to win a thrilling edition of the $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby

  • Diva Delite keeps her winning streak alive with a victory in the Florida Oaks.

    Diva Delite Wins 5th Straight in Florida Oaks

    Local star Diva Delite notched her fifth straight win and proved herself in graded stakes company, as she rolled past rivals coming off the final turn en route to a two-length victory in the $175,000 Florida Oaks (gr. III).

  • HRRN to Broadcast Major March 13 Races

    HRRN will broadcast live the Tampa Bay Derby March 13 from Tampa Bay Downs. Coverage will also include the New Orleans Ladies and the Santa Margarita, featuring Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, respectively

  • Big Truck

    Big Truck Injured, Euthanized at Tampa

    Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner and 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) starter Big Truck was euthanized after suffering an injury while training at Tampa Bay Downs March 4.

  • TOBA Announces New Owner Seminar

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 22 that it will conduct a New Owner Seminar March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.

  • Rule is in control in the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

    Rule Buries Rivals in Sam Davis

    Rule led at every call and further cemented himself as a legitimate Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender with a convincing three-length win in the $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs

  • Rule Goes to School in Uptown Sam Davis

    Rule looks to be the controlling pace in Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs, and his speed figures tower over the competition.

  • Musket Man fights off Guam Typhoon to win the Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Musket Man Fires in Super Stakes at Tampa Bay

    Musket Man made a successful return in his first start since back-to-back third-place finishes in the first two legs of last year's Triple Crown, winning the Super Stakes by a half-length at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 6.

  • Musket Man makes his first start of 2010 in the Super Stakes Feb. 6 at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Musket Man Returns in Super Stakes at Tampa

    Musket Man, winner of the 2009 Tampa Bay Derby and Illinois Derby, and third place finisher in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, will make his first start of the season in the $75,000 Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs

  • Trainer O'Connell Wins Four at Tampa Bay

    Kathleen O'Connell, the leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs, won four races at the track Jan. 10, tying the record for most wins in a day there by a trainer set by O'Connell and Jamie Ness.

  • Apprentice McManigell Wins First Race

    Apprentice jockey Kristina McManigell won her first career race when she piloted Real Stormy to victory in the second race Jan. 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Calder Postpones Weekend Stakes

    Calder Race Course announced the postponement of its two graded stakes scheduled for Dec. 5--the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) and $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIT)--due to a current quarantine of the stable area. There is no word on when the races will be rescheduled.

  • Tampa Bay and TROT Form Partnership

    Tampa Bay Downs has announced its partnership with the Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safe retirement, rehabilitation, and adoption of Tampa's racing Thoroughbreds.

  • Could Gaming Compact Doom Tampa Bay Downs?

    Tampa Bay Downs vice president and general manager Peter Berube says the track "might not be in a position to continue" racing if the Florida legislature accepts the latest gaming compact between Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

  • Deadline Looms for Florida Gaming

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are nearing their Aug. 31 deadline to approve a Gaming Compact, which would trigger a new law that would provide economic benefits for the state's Thoroughbred industry and for that tribe's casinos.

  • Thistledown Steward Clark Dead at 78

    Veteran racing official Robert "Bob" Clark, a steward at Thistledown since 2006, died early Aug. 7 at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Clark had been operated on in late July for neck injuries and was reportedly on the road to recovery.

  • Dick and Janene Watson

    Horsemen Wary of 'Arbitrary' Exclusions

    The growth of casino-style gaming at racetracks has brought with it executives with little or no experience in horse racing, something horsemen said makes them more vulnerable to exclusionary practices.

  • Florida Bill Would Reduce Slots Tax

    The Florida Legislature passed a gaming bill May 8 that includes several changes sought by the state's Thoroughbred industry, and a compromise on the contentious issue of table games at the Seminole Tribe of Florida's casinos.

  • Florida Legislature Extends Session

    The Florida Legislature May 1 extended its annual regular session for seven days, with pending bills on Thoroughbred and other pari-mutuel issues and on Indian gaming among unfinished business.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Meet Winners Named

    Tampa Bay Downs concluded its 83rd live race meeting May 3 by handing out honors to the leading trainer, jockey, owner, and apprentice jockey.