Tampa Bay Downs

April 27, 2016
Gerald Bennett ranks 19th all time and 11th among active trainers with 3,578 career wins from 17,383 starters (21 percent), and when the Tampa Bay Downs meet ends May 8, the 72-year-old conditioner almost certainly will have nailed down his first ...
April 18, 2016
Go Around gave breeder and owner Peter Vegso a meaningful victory when he scored by a neck in the $75,000 Tampa Turf Classic for Florida-breds on April 9 at Tampa Bay Downs, and his connections believe that he's a horse on the rise.
April 09, 2016
Imperial Hint led from start to finish to win the Sophomore Stakes by 6 3/4 lengths under leading local jockey Antonio Gallardo on Saturday, providing one of the highlights of the annual Florida Cup card at Tampa Bay Downs. The program offered six ...
March 28, 2016
Jorge M. Perez, a 20-year-old apprentice jockey from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, got the first victory of his career in Saturday’s fourth race, steering the 4-year-old gelding Gasparilla Invader ($6) to a front-running neck win over Tai Kai in a maiden ...
The Tampa Bay Downs stakes schedule concludes April 9 with Florida Cup Day, when six stakes for Florida-breds worth $75,000 apiece will be run, and leading local trainers Gerald Bennett and Kathleen O'Connell are hoping for solid paydays, having ...
February 14, 2016
It’s always good for the game when a champion returns to the races, and it’s even better when a champion returns the way Tepin did Saturday.
February 11, 2016
The Sam Davis on Saturday at Tampa Bay is a semi Derby prep, but not one likely to have any lasting influence. Morning Fire was quite consistent in a long Pennsylvania campaign last year, but took a huge step forward when he cleared the field in the ...
March 05, 2015
The Tampa Bay Derby is certainly the best betting race of the stakes for 3-year-olds. Carpe Diem is going to be favored off his excellent 2-year-old season, with a 91 in the Breeders’ Futurity and 93 when second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Love the ...
December 03, 2013
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Downs Meet, which starts Wednesday, December 4.