Tampa Downs Racetrack
A Day At The Races

A family tradition lives on at Tampa Downs horseracing track in Tampa Florida.
January 28, 2006 on a Saturday afternoon we gather together young and old, three generations, to celebrate the joy of picking winners, the beauty of the horses, the entertainment of the track and the excitement of the the long shot.
  "Let it ride!"  
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
January 28, 2006
Grampy takes the family to the track to bet on some horses.
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Justin studies his racing form.
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Grampy & Sasha Rae watch the race on the big screen together.
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
We go to the paddock area where the horses are vet checked to see how they are behaving before we make our bets.
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The jockeys settle the horses in.
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Some of the racehorses are escorted to the gates.
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
Justin, Sasha Rae their Auntie Arlene & Grampy make picks.
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Jyllene joins her mother at our picinic table.
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The race is about to begin...
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And their off!
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Here they come towards the finish line!
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On to the next race we check out the horses as they enter.
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
It's not that Jyllene lost all her money. She has a little fever today.
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Sasha has a front row seat for the next race, here they come!
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Grampy & Arlene know some of the jockeys, owners, tellers and other crew members.
Sometimes they get helpful tips to pick the winners!
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More family has arrived to join the fun. David, Rachel and Michael.
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Jyllene & Sasha think they can pick a winner...
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But it was Justin who picked two winners in a row!
This is the winning horse he bet on.
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Everyone gathers around to get a look at the big money horses.
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
The number 2 horse NeverBeenDancin' is Bobby's horse who is a friend of Arlene & Grampy.
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We bet on Bobby's horse in a couple combinations but he didn't come in at all.
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Justin shows his cousins David & Michael just what to do with the losing tickets.
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After a long day at the races... you win some, you lose some.
But it's always a sure bet when you do it with family!
After the races the kids want to ride their own horses!
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Sasha & Justin both get to ride Jyllene's horse Tripoli.
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
Jyllene & Sasha double on Tripoli in an open field.
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Sasha rides our horse Sebastian in the arena.
Tampa Downs Racetrack  2006
Justin borrows a ranch horse and they go out on the trail.
The love for horses is a great thing to share.

Visit "Our Horse Sebastian" website. 
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