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Date: Mar 29, 2015 3:36 PM
Subject: Tampa Bay Downs Newsletter April Issue
TOP-NOTCH RACING, FAMILY FUN GO HAND-IN-HAND AT OLDSMAR OVAL
"FLORIDA CUP DAY CHALLENGE"
PRIZE OF $1,500 HIGHLIGHTS UPCOMING EVENTS
Across the Tampa Bay Downs backside, horsemen, jockeys, grooms and hot walkers have begun preparing for their annual departure to northern racetracks. But there is still time for fans and bettors to create lasting memories and increase their bankrolls before the inevitable farewells.
Saturday, April 4 is Florida Cup Day XIII, featuring six stakes races - three on the main track and three on the turf - worth $75,000 apiece. The stakes will also be high for handicappers, who will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes via the inaugural "Florida Cup Day Challenge" free online contest.
Here is how it works: Players can register to participate at the track's website, www.tampabaydowns.com
Each player is required to place a mythical, $2 across-the-board (win, place and show) wager on a single horse in each of the day's 12 races.
At the end of the day, the player with the most accumulated earnings wins a first-place prize of $1,500; second place is $500, and third place is $250. Aye, but here's the rub - if any of your selections finishes out of the money, you are eliminated from the contest.
Thankfully, that Regis Philbin fellow, years ago, invented the concept of lifelines, and each contest entrant will have the option before the first race of purchasing as many as three lifelines for $10 a toss. So if you go in for three lifelines at a total outlay of $30, you'll be cushioned against three out-of-the-money finishes.
Further contest details will be available on the track website.
The Florida Cup celebrates the Sunshine State's excellence in breeding and raising champion Thoroughbreds, including the likes of Needles, Carry Back, Dr. Fager, Susan's Girl, Foolish Pleasure, Affirmed, Conquistador Cielo, Gate Dancer, Holy Bull, Silver Charm, Skip Away and Mucho Macho Man.
In the last three years, six horses that were graded-stakes winners, or went on to win graded stakes, have triumphed in a Florida Cup Day stakes.
The April 4 lineup consists of The Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies; The Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore; The Hilton Garden Inn/Hampton Inn & Suites Sprint; The Pleasant Acres Stallions Distaff Turf; The Tampa Turf Classic; and The Sophomore Turf.
While Florida Cup Day XIII presents opportunities galore for horsemen, jockeys and bettors, this weekend's activity marks the culmination of always-popular Tampa Bay Downs annual events.
On Saturday, March 28, the fourth and final round of the Tampa Turf Test starter handicap series will be contested, with races for horses of both sexes 4-years-old-and-upward at a distance of a mile-and-three-eighths on the Oldsmar lawn.
In the Male Division, which is the ninth race, the 6-year-old gelding Brother Pat (owned and trained by Jamie Ness) will try to become the first horse of either sex to sweep all four races in the 13-year history of the event.
Sunday, March 29, marks the final Kids & Family Day event of the season in the Picnic Pavilion Area. There will be games, pony rides, inflatable slides and bounce houses for the youngsters, and plenty of good food for all.
Tampa Bay Downs will be closed Easter Sunday, April 5, with the exception of The Downs Golf Practice Facility, which will be open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The fun and excitement continues unabated the following weekend, highlighted by the annual Oldsmar Cup Day on Sunday, April 12.
Now in its 89th season, Tampa Bay Downs has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the City of Oldsmar, which retains a small-town feel between the hustle of bustle of sprawling Pinellas and Hillsborough counties on either side.
The town is named for its founder, Ransom Eli Olds, perhaps better known as the inventor of the Oldsmobile and REO cars.
Civic and business leaders will join the occasion, which includes the annual Oldsmar Cup race feature event. Residents of Oldsmar will be admitted to the track free of charge.
Meanwhile, the exodus of horsemen and riders that begins as a trickle will accelerate from mid-April on, but those who stay can plan to participate in the biggest party this side of Louisville, Ky., on May 2 - Tampa Bay Downs' simulcast of the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands from Churchill Downs.
Earlier indications are that Grade II Tampa Bay Derby winner Carpe Diem will be in the starting gate for the Run for the Roses. If so, he would bid to become the third horse from our showcase race to capture the Kentucky Derby, joining 2007 Tampa Bay Derby winner Street Sense and 2010 third-place finisher Super Saver.
Tampa Bay Downs will race each Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 3 (with the exception of Easter), then start planning for its two-day Summer Festival of Racing on June 30 and July 1.
So if it seems as if things are slowing down, that might only be an optical illusion. You're your plans now to come out and "Live it up at the Downs!"