Wednesday, November 25 2015


OPENING DAY CARD ATTRACTS OVERFLOW FIELDS, RETURNING STAKES WINNERS


OLDSMAR, FL. – Full fields and the return of two Tampa Bay Downs stakes winners highlight a 10-race card Saturday on Opening Day at the Oldsmar oval.

In addition to the feature ninth race, the $28,000 Lightning City Prep for fillies and mares at five furlongs on the turf, the program includes the first legs of the popular Tampa Turf Test Starter Handicap Series, with one-mile races for both males and fillies and mares.





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Wednesday, November 04 2015


NEW-LOOK STAKES SCHEDULE DESIGNED WITH HORSEMEN, FANS IN MIND


OLDSMAR, FL. – Tampa Bay Downs is unveiling a new-look stakes schedule that promises to elevate the excitement level for horsemen, fans and bettors throughout the 2015-2016 meeting.

The track will present multiple stakes races on six Saturdays, including the 36th annual Festival Day card on March 12. Highlighting that card is the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a Triple Crown stepping stone for 3-year-olds on the main track and part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby points series.





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Thursday, January 29 2015


PROMISING 3-YEAR-OLDS PREPARE FOR STERN TEST IN SAM F. DAVIS


OLDSMAR, FL. – Promise and potential will take a back seat to performance late Saturday afternoon when 12 3-year-olds line up to face the starter in the 35th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the main event on Tampa Bay Downs’ Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South program.





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Sunday, January 25 2015


CATALINA RED APPROACHING GRADE III DAVIS IN TOP FORM


OLDSMAR, FL. – The countdown has begun to discovering if Tampa Bay Downs track and multiple stakes-record holder Catalina Red can continue to excel while going around two turns against 3-year-olds from some of the country’s top stables.





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Friday, February 01 2013


FESTIVAL PREVIEW TURF RACES HOLD SPECIAL APPEAL


OLDSMAR, FL. – In terms of the “big picture,” the majority of the focus Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs will be on the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-olds, and rightfully so.





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DYNAMIC SKY HEADS DAVIS; FULL FIELDS GALORE SATURDAY


OLDSMAR, FL. – Pasco Stakes winner Dynamic Sky, from the potent barn of trainer Mark Casse, headlines a 10-horse field for Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, one of three graded events on the track’s lucrative 12-race Festival Preview Day.





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Monday, January 28 2013


SAM F. DAVIS STAKES PART OF KENTUCKY DERBY POINTS SYSTEM


OLDSMAR, FL. – Anticipation is building to a fever pitch for the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs, one of three official Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands prep races scheduled across the nation for Saturday.





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Thursday, January 24 2013


LIGHTING CITY STAKES DRAWS HIGH-QUALITY FIELD


OLDSMAR, FL. – Madame Giry, a winner of five races in a row before a narrow defeat last month at Gulfstream, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $75,000 Lightning City Stakes for older fillies and mares at five furlongs on the turf.

The Lightning City Stakes is the showcase of a full weekend of Thoroughbred action at Tampa Bay Downs that kicks off with a 10-race card Friday beginning at 12:38 p.m. The Lightning City will be contested as the 10th race on Saturday’s 11-race card.





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Monday, January 21 2013


SHANGHAI BOBBY HEADS SAM F. DAVIS NOMINATIONS


OLDSMAR, FL. – Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby, a near-unanimous choice as 2012 Eclipse Award Champion 2-Year-Old Male, headlines a list of 54 3-year-olds nominated to the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes on Feb. 2.





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Saturday, January 19 2013


NO DENYING ALLEY OOP OOP; SERPA WINS THREE AGAIN


OLDSMAR, FL. – Alley Oop Oop, who drew into the field from the also-eligible list after a late scratch, powered through the stretch to win the $30,000 Tampa Bay Stakes Prep on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs by a neck from El Commodore.

A crowd of 7,230 poured into the track for the 11-race card on Cap Giveaway Day.





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Monday, December 31 2012


SANDPIPER WINNER COR COR TO CONTEST JAN. 1 GRADE III


OLDSMAR, FL. – Tampa Bay Downs will offer a full plate of simulcast wagering Monday and Tuesday to ring out 2012 and welcome 2013 before live racing resumes Wednesday with a 10-race card.

At Gulfstream Park on Tuesday – New Year’s Day – Cor Cor, who won the $75,000 Sandpiper Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Dec. 1, will compete in the Grade III, $100,000 Old Hat Stakes for 3-year-old fillies going six furlongs.





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Sunday, December 23 2012


MIND SPELL MUCH THE BEST FOR DaCOSTA, CENTENO


OLDSMAR, FL. – Trainer Jason DaCosta and jockey Daniel Centeno both considered Lucky Tiz the horse to beat in Saturday’s $22,200 allowance optional claiming feature for 2-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs – especially since Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux came in to ride the Kentucky-bred colt.





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