Tampa Bay Downs

A fierce battle atop the trainer standings has unfolded at the 2017-18 Tampa Bay Downs meet.Full Story >>
March 19, 2018
Trainer Forrest Kaelin, 83, and wife Betty Trainer enjoyed quite a sentimental victory Sunday when My Monkey ($18) captured the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Imperial Hint will make his eagerly awaited return to action Sunday as the marquee name among six statebred races that make up the 16th annual Florida Cup at Tampa Bay Downs.
March 14, 2018
2018 Road to the Derby: Tampa Bay Derby analysis
March 11, 2018
Tampa Bay Derby upset winner Quip emerged from his 19-1 victory in good shape Sunday, less than 24 hours after giving Rodolphe Brisset easily the biggest victory of a training career that is less than a year in the making.
March 10, 2018
An outsider named Quip ran himself right into the Kentucky Derby picture Saturday when getting a perfect trip under Florent Geroux in a 19-1 upset of the Grade 2, $355,000 Tampa Bay Derby, the annual signature event at Tampa Bay Downs.
Andina Del Sur made the lead precisely when it counted, edging past Goodthingstaketime in the shadow of the wire to win a thrilling 35th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Florida Oaks on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.
Three Grade 1 winners and a pair of Grade 2 winners were among the 10-horse field that went postward Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Hillsborough at Tampa Bay Downs. In the final jumps, however, it was Fourstar Crook – a mere Grade 3 winner coming in ...
March 08, 2018
There's no break in the supply chain that starts somewhere in France and ends in the Chad Brown barn. A couple of potential turf stars, Altea and Salsa Bella, are among the latest to traverse that route, with Saturday's Florida Oaks serving as a ...
Todd Pletcher can self-deprecate with the best of them. Ask him to talk about how he has won the Tampa Bay Derby five times, and he quickly downplays his domination. “I think I've been second in it more times than I've won it,” he said.
The Grade 2 Hillsborough jumped off the national stakes schedule as a good spot to start the year with a top-class turf filly or mare, and the result is one of the finest renewals in race history.