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  • Tampa Bay Announces Purse Hike

    Due to a 23% increase in handle to date, Tampa Bay Downs will boost purses 5% effective Feb. 20, Peter Berube, the track's vice president and general manager announced. The purse hike comes on the heels of a previous 6% raise the Oldsmar, Fla., oval that went into effect Jan. 30.

  • Tampa Bay Downs to Host Florida Cup Day

    The inaugural Florida Cup Day will be held at Tampa Bay Downs on April 6, giving Florida-breds a chance to compete for an estimated $500,000 in purses.

  • No Lack of Interest in Tampa's New Turf Series

    A new starter handicap series on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs lured a staggering 153 nominees for two divisions, one for colts and geldings, the other for fillies and mares.

  • NTRA Adds Oaklawn Park, Tampa Bay Downs

    <br>The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., and Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., will be rejoining the NTRA effective January 1, 2003. In addition, the NTRA announced that the Oregon HBPA will also join the organization effective January 1, 2003.

  • Peace, And Bigger Purses, For Tampa Bay Meet

    Tampa Bay Downs and the local Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association appear on course to open the 2002-03 racing season without the conflict that has plagued the Florida track in recent years.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Enjoys Record Meet

    Tampa Bay Downs concluded its 76th anniversary season of Thoroughbred racing May 5th with handle its live races from all-sources averaging nearly $2.1 million per day. The previous high was 1.8 million per day during the 1999-2000 season.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Hikes Purses

    Tampa Bay Downs announced that a 5% across the board increase in overnight purses will go into effect Monday, April 15.

  • West Virginia Tracks to Send Signals to Tampa

    In light of reportedly improved relations between Tampa Bay Downs horsemen and management, Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association affiliates at two West Virginia racetracks have decided to send their signals to the Oldsmar, Fla., racetrack.

  • National HBPA Wants 'Fairness,' 'Mutual Respect'

    In a statement released March 20 in response to an ongoing situation involving Tampa Bay Downs, National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president John Roark said the relationship between horsemen and racetrack management must be based on "fairness, mutual respect, and a desire to work toward common goals."

  • Deal Leaves Horsemen Questioning Solidarity

    In a deal that has put some horsemen's associations on edge, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has agreed to reinstate signals from Kentucky racetracks to Tampa Bay Downs in exchange for dismissing its complaint for declaratory judgment against the Florida track.

  • Frontrunning French Satin Wins Florida Oaks

    French Satin set moderate fractions, then repelled a bid by Ease Ahead and Ciudad de Carson en route to a 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday's $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tropical Park Derby winner Political Attack could join the field for the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Tampa Bay Derby Could Lure 10 Runners

    A field of up to 10 is expected for the $200,000 Tampa Bay Derby, a grade III event for 3-year-olds set for March 17. Several horses are expected to ship across the state from Gulfstream Park on Florida's eastern coast.

  • Bunk N Ted Overcomes Trouble to Win Sam Davis Stakes

    Danny Hutt's Bunk N Ted remained undefeated following a victory in Saturday's $50,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Last after a half-mile, Bunk N Ted overcame a troubled trip to win the local prep for the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) by 2 1/4-lengths.

  • Simul-castaway

    <i> By Mike Henry</i>-- The desires of Tampa Bay bettors and a majority of horsemen are being undermined by the actions of a few local horsemen and those from other states.

  • Stronach Proceeding with Plans for Ocala Track

    Frank Stronach, chairman of Magna Entertainment, is proceeding with plans to build a racetrack complex near Ocala, Fla., despite facing several governmental and legislative hurdles.

  • Horsemen Respond in Dispute at Tampa Bay

    Horsemen have taken issue with comments made by Tampa Bay Downs general manager Peter Berube as to the role of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in purse reductions at the Florida racetrack.

  • Boycott Forces Tampa Bay to Cut Purses

    General manager Peter Berube announced today that effective next Tuesday, Jan. 29, purses for races at Tampa Bay Downs will be reduced. The action is necessitated by the decision of seven tracks outside of Florida to deny Tampa Bay Downs access to their simulcast broadcast signals.

  • Despite Protests, Tampa Bay Downs Signs Simulcast Deal With Gulfstream

    Tampa Bay Downs has signed a reciprocal simulcast deal with Gulfstream Park even though horsemen's groups outside Florida are trying to block distribution of the Tampa track's signal. Horsemen in Texas and Kentucky are battling with Tampa Bay Downs over what they see as mistreatment of the local horsemen's group.

  • Maybry&#39;s Boy (left) passes Showmeitall to win the Spectacular Bid Stakes.

    Groundhog's Day to be Next Start for Maybry's Boy and Werblin

    Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) winner Maybry's Boy will make his next start in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II, Feb. 2), according to trainer Claude "Shug" McGaughey. Meanwhile on the West Coast, undefeated Werblin will also make his next start on Groundhog's Day, that coming in the San Vicente (gr. II).

  • Kentucky HBPA Files Suit, Seeking Clarification of Horseracing Act

    In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Louisville, Ky., on Dec. 19, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has requested clarification on whether the Interstate Horseracing Act, which grants local horsemen's groups sanctions over outgoing signals, supercedes simulcasting contracts between racetracks.

  • Tampa Bay, Horsemen Remain at Odds

    Representatives from the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association met with Tampa Bay president Peter Berube Dec. 4 in an effort to resolve a dispute over stalls that threatens the track's ability to receive out-of-state signals when the live meet begins Dec. 15.

  • Tampa Dispute May Impact Florida Simulcasts

    In what could be a major test for control of simulcast signals, horsemen's groups from a number of states were considering withdrawing their approval for the transmission of signals into Florida beginning Nov. 12.

  • Grady Stepping Down as Tampa Bay Downs GM

    John Grady Jr. is stepping down as vice president and general manager of Tampa Bay Downs, but will remain associated with the track as a consultant. Grady was the overseer of significant improvements at the Florida racetrack, and a controversial figure during contract negotiations with horsemen.

  • Contract Dispute Hurts Tampa Bay Downs Meet

    A 15-day contract dispute at the start of Tampa Bay Downs' 93-day meet was blamed by track management for declines in attendance, on-track handle, and total handle. Despite the declines, the meet set a couple single-day handle records and saw growth in its interstate simulcasting handle.

  • Quick Tip's Florida Oaks Win Second Straight for Breeder, Trainer Combo

    Quick Tip took the lead on the second turn under jockey Richard Migliore and held off the late charge of Southern Fiction to win the $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. III) Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs. Quick Tip's Florida Oaks win marks the second straight year a filly bred by William S. Farish and trained by Neil Howard won the 1 1/16-mile race.

  • Tampa Bay Report: A TKO For Burning Roma

    You could call Burning Roma's victory in the Tampa Bay Derby a TKO, since the horse considered his toughest challenger, the Bill Mott-trained Mongoose, was prevented from running on a technicality. On the other hand, odds-on Burning Roma took the $200,000 stakes with such style and ease that Mongoose's presence in the field might not have mattered.

  • Burning Roma Begins Sophomore Season With Sam Davis Win

    For the second straight year a prep race for an obscure Kentucky Derby prep may have some impact on the Triple Crown series as Futurity Stakes (gr. I) winner Burning Roma emerged victoriously Saturday from his 2001 debut in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. In last year's renewal of the Tampa Bay Derby prep race, Impeachment -- who would subsequently finish third in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes -- finished fourth in the 1 1/16-mile event.

  • Gulfstream Bettors Shut Out on Tampa Bay Simulcasts

    Patrons at Gulfstream Park can watch and bet on races from tracks as far away as Cessnock in Australia, but are unable to do the same on Tampa Bay Downs due to the lack of a simulcasting agreement between the tracks. "It just seems like it isn't the highest priority to them," said Gulfstream president Scott Savin, who indicated that the conflict was not over money, "They have just delayed it continually for no good reason I can understand."

  • Tampa Bay Downs Dispute Settled, Contract Signed

    Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and the track's management reached an agreement on a purses contract on Saturday afternoon, ending the second bitter contract dispute between the two parties in the last two years.

  • Tampa Horsemen Approve New Contract

    Horsemen at Tampa Bay Downs gave their leaders a strong directive Friday morning to end a protracted contract dispute with track management. Members of the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association vote 160-2 to accept a purses contract as proposed by racetrack management, according to John Grady, general manager of Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Shuts Out National Mediator

    Rick Hiles, president of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, was denied access to Tampa Bay Downs' stable area Wednesday. Hiles was attempting to talk with horsemen about ways to end a prolonged purses contract dispute.

  • No Contract Agreement at Tampa Bay; Race Fields Decline

    New Year's celebrations were muted at Tampa Bay Downs where racetrack management and horsemen remain locked in a contract dispute. Track general manager John Grady said he met with the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board Saturday, but the meeting ended without resolution.

  • No Contract Agreement at Tampa Bay; Race Fields Decline

    New Year's celebrations were muted at Tampa Bay Downs where racetrack management and horsemen remain locked in a contract dispute. Track general manager John Grady said he met with the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board Saturday, but the meeting ended without resolution.

  • Tampa Purses Cut, Clash over Simulcasts Looming

    Dark clouds are gathering over Tampa Bay Downs. A purses contract with horsemen remains in dispute with negotiations deadlocked, Thursday's purses have been cut around 40%, and a legal battle over simulcasting is brewing.

  • Tampa Bay Receives Favorable Ruling on Stall Allocation

    A Circuit Court judge in Florida has ruled that Tampa Bay Downs has the right to determine which horsemen are allocated stalls, effectively upholding the track's denial of space to some TB Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board members. Contending the stall denial was retribution over a contract dispute between horsemen and track management, Tampa Bay HBPA sought a temporary injunction forcing the track to reallocate stalls.

  • Tampa Bay's Stall Denial Upheld by Court

    Tampa Bay Downs and the local horsemen's association will be in court Tuesday morning. The track is accused of punishing Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association officers who were involved in a bitter contract battle last year.

  • Tampa Bay, Horsemen Again in Purse Dispute

    On the heels of a horsemen's dispute that spoiled its 1999 opening week, Tampa Bay Downs is having problems signing a purse contract before opening day Dec. 16, and it could be compounded by legal problems. The Oldsmar, Fla., track appears to have violated its existing purse agreement with horsemen by denying stalls to six officers, or their trainers, of the Tampa Bay Downs Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, according to HBPA officials.