Tampa Bay Downs

December 18, 2014
OLDSMAR, Fla. – Speed Seeker, who has raced with graded stakes competition in her last four starts, should appreciate the drop into optional allowance company on Saturday. A 3-year-old filly, Speed Seeker faces older competition for the first time in ...
December 15, 2014
When Crusader Kris ($94.20) outgamed 27-to-1 Musical Journey to take the nightcap on Saturday and top a list of exotic wager payoffs that included a $1,519.60 exacta, $42,994.10 superfecta, and $26,194.20 pick four, it was a fitting final act to a ...
December 08, 2014
People in racing, whether they are owners, trainers, or bettors, have learned through painful experience that one dazzling performance does not necessarily qualify a horse as a star. But, having said that, those who were lucky enough to be on hand at ...
December 06, 2014
Catalina Red came into Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs winless in three career starts but looked like anything but a maiden after blowing past the leaders turning for home in the six-furlong co-feature and drawing off with a ...
December 01, 2014
David Hinsley posted a training double on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, taking the opener with Hashtag Giddy Up ($9.20) and the ninth race with On the River ($19.20).
“Good luck and good racing!” It’s a simple five-word phrase, but much like Tom Durkin’s “at the Spaaaaaaaa,” Richard Grunder’s trademark salute to the fans following the completion of his daily announcement of scratches and changes is completely unique ...
The Tampa Bay Downs 2014-2015 season got off to a good start on Saturday, its earliest opening in recent history, as the 10-race card featured full fields and competitive racing, and it attracted good handle.