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 25, 2016
Verger, a flashy maiden winner at Saratoga last summer, will make his first start of 2016 in the featured ninth race Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs, a first-level $23,000 allowance covering 1 1/16 miles on turf.
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 ...
March 21, 2016
Trainer Eoin Harty has a talented 3-year-old filly in Felt in Pocket, who surged to a 2 1/2-length victory last Friday in a first-level optional $75,000 claimer on turf. That effort has him pointing Felt in Pocket to the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes, a ...
March 17, 2016
Grade 3 stakes winner Cocked and Loaded, gearing up for his first start of the year in the Blue Grass Stakes, breezed five furlongs in 59.80 seconds at Tampa Bay Downs on Thursday, the fastest of 15 works at the distance.
March 14, 2016
Destin has seen his form improve sharply in his two starts at Tampa. After winning the Sam F. Davis, the prep for the Tampa Bay Derby, he downed his stubborn Pletcher-trained stablemate Outwork to capture the Tampa Bay Derby while earning a career-best ...
Tampa Bay Downs officials on Saturday were celebrating a successful Festival Day card during which 10,206 racing fans packed the facility and the program's four stakes races each were decided by one length or less.