Tampa Bay Downs

April 23, 2015
Balino, who led into the final furlong of his last after cutting out a quick pace, drops a notch in class on Saturday in search of his second win of the Tampa Bay Downs meeting as he tops a field of nine $16,000 claimers going a mile on turf.
April 20, 2015
The trainer’s race for the 2014-15 Tampa Bay Downs meeting may well go down to the final days, but there’s no question who will be the leading rider.
April 13, 2015
Arnaud and Leigh Delacour have made Tampa Bay Downs their winter home since the 2007-08 season, and during that time horseplayers have learned runners from the Delacour operation should never be taken lightly.
Imagine two intense rivals battling head and head to the finish. That is the essence of horse racing, and as the Tampa Bay Downs race meeting heads into its final three weeks, a pair of very intense competitors are battling for the top spot in the race ...
April 05, 2015
Having a day that spotlighted the strong influence of Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the Sunshine State was an ambitious and innovative idea that came to fruition some 13 years ago.
April 04, 2015
Old Time Hockey roared down the middle of the course through the final furlong of the $75,000 Tampa Turf Classic to run down a stubborn I’m the Lucky One in the shadow of the wire and defend his title in that nine-furlong grass route.
March 29, 2015
Efren Losa Jr.’s father was a successful trainer in Mexico, and watching the younger Losa’s horses run, it is quite evident one of the main things Losa Sr. passed on to his son was the importance of having his runners thoroughly prepared.
March 23, 2015
Three jockeys were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday after being involved in a spill during the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Fortunately for the track photographer, just a portion of the 32-woman syndicate that is Fast Women LLC was on hand when its Minimambo won Saturday’s fifth race, otherwise the picture in the winner’s circle would have needed a Panavision lens.
After braving Chicago winters for most of her 20 years as a trainer, Michele Boyce decided to head south to Tampa Bay Downs this year. Her decision was a big plus for horseplayers as the Boyce stable has been one of the bright new additions to the ...