For the second straight season, Radiostpete and HorseracingFLA (HRFLA) are providing live daily coverage of thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.
Bob Bauer, HRFLA handicapper and Tampa Bay editor, will provide a preview as the horses go to the post and a recap within minutes after that “race of the day.”
On days when Tampa Bay Downs has stakes races, Radiostpete will have that same coverage on all of those stakes.
Each race day, Radiostpete will carry Bauer’s preview of the Tampa Bay Downs race card. His reports will air at approximately 8:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, his reports will air at approximately 9:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Bauer is a former director of publicity at Tampa Bay Downs and a former racing writer for the St. Petersburg Times.
Tampa Bay Downs has racing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday Dec. 22.
It will add Sundays to that schedule on Dec. 23, and will then have racing on Wednesdays and Fridays through Sundays until May 5.
HorseRacingFLA’s Web site and blog provide daily coverage of racing at Gulfstream Park and overage of the business of Florida horse racing.
“We began operations in 2014 because we and others saw that daily newspapers and other media outlets have been reducing their coverage of thoroughbred racing in Florida and around the country,” said HorseRacingFLA editor Jim Freer. “We are pleased that Radiostpete is again joining us to help fill that void.”
RadioStPete.com was founded in 2013 to provide extensive local coverage of events, news and people making news. The station offers music variety too, as well as news from the Voice of America and other sources.
RadioStPete attracts a wide audience worldwide including “snow birds” and others with affiliation to Tampa Bay.
The station can be heard online at www.RadioStPete.com. Listeners can also download free “RadioStPete Tampa Bay:” apps to listen on phones or tablets or find the station on the Tunein and Simple Radio Internet Radio apps. Most recently, RadioStPete became available on all enabled speakers and headphones and in cars on Apple Carplay.
Most “Race of The Day” live race calls are also archived in the RadioStPete.com, Podcast Archive and at Tampa Bay Podcasts.com and distributed on Twitter.
“Horse Racing is fun and interesting with a great history worldwide with millions of fans,” said Joe Bourdow, founder and general manager of Radiostpete.
“We are bringing back a feature that was on radio for years,” he added. “Tampa Bay Downs is iconic and has its own great history. We are excited to see the audience grow as racing fans get used to hearing racing again on radio.”