Sundays At Tampa

Tampa Bay Downs had live racing on Sunday December 26th, the day after Christmas. That’s welcome news for families, tourists and bettors seeking to enjoy an exciting weekend afternoon of Thoroughbred action or just soak up sunshine and atmosphere at the Florida track. While a Sunday spent handicapping by the rail and watching kids toss Frisbees in the Backyard Picnic Area seems commonplace, it wasn’t … Continue reading Sundays At Tampa

The Late Pick 4 @ Tampa

The Daily Racing Blog frequently posts about multi-race wagers and the intrinsic Value they offer. And while we often recommend how to play such wagers we don’t often delve into which horses to play. We’re going to change that up a bit here today and offer you our choices for the Late Pick 4 at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday afternoon, beginning in the 7th race. … Continue reading The Late Pick 4 @ Tampa


HELIUM had not started for 4½ months leading into Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby, and had never raced on any surface but the synthetic of Woodbine. But the Mark Casse-trained colt had better get used to running on dirt, as he effectively clinched a spot in the starting gate of this years Run For The Roses. HELIUM made a strong move in the far turn … Continue reading HELIUM Rises

HIDDEN STASH In The Tampa Bay Derby

Saturday’s $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) is Tampa Bay Downs signature prep race  for this years Kentucky Derby. It brings together a competitive field of 3-year-olds vying for a total of 85 qualifying points for the May 1st Run For The Roses. With 50 of those points going to the Winner. The race has attracted a 12 horse field, and is the final contest on … Continue reading HIDDEN STASH In The Tampa Bay Derby

The Sam F. Davis Stakes @ Tampa

Given the presence of INDEPENDENCE HALL Saturday in Tampa Bay Downs‘ Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, this minor 2020 Kentucky Derby Prep Race will receive major attention. INDEPENDENCE HALL created a stir back in November when he Won the Nashua Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct with big speed numbers on both the Beyer Speed Figure and Time-form scale. But some of that luster came off later … Continue reading The Sam F. Davis Stakes @ Tampa