Florida Oaks

Andina Del Sur Closes Late To Capture Florida Oaks

Andina Del Sur, Don Alberto’s homebred filly by Giant’s Causeway, caught Goodthingstaketime in the final yards of Saturday’s Grade 3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs to score her first stakes victory in her fourth career start. Ridden for the first time by Julien Leparoux (after Joel Rosario had ridden her in three previous starts), […]

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Oaks Runner-Up Daddys Lil Darling Tabbed For Investec Oaks At Epsom

Following her second-place finish in Friday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks behind Abel Tasman, Daddys Lil Darling is being aimed at the June 2 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs. Trainer Kenny McPeek told racingpost.com that the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday, would train on the grass […]

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Fifty Five Sets New Stakes Record In Florida Oaks

Empire Equines’ homebred Fifty Five got her first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G3 Florida Oaks, rolling from last to just nail her rivals at the wire in a well-timed ride by Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old daughter of Get Stormy set a new stakes record on Tampa Bay’s firm turf, covering 1 1/16 miles in […]

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Gamble’s Ghost Rallies To Selene Score

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Luis Contreras, swooped to a smart score in Sunday’s $174,600 Grade III Selene Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll, the dark bay daughter of Ghostzapper-Gambling Girl arrived at the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta route for sophomore fillies from a deceptively good sixth-place run, defeated just two lengths, […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Visions Of Roses

  All eyes were on Gulfstream Park on Saturday as the top two 3-year-old colts in the country – champion Nyquist and Mohaymen – put their undefeated records on the line in the G1 Florida Derby. When the dust settled it was Nyquist, the Eclipse Award winning juvenile champion, that moved on to Kentucky as […]

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Baciami Piccola Victorious On U.S. Debut In Florida Oaks

For her very first race in the United States, Amerman Racing’s Baciami Piccola demonstrated her capabilities when she thrust her neck in front at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 3 Florida Oaks. At odds of 14-1, the sophomore daughter of Equiano captured the 1 1/16 mile contest over Tampa Bay Downs’ firm turf course in […]

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Brody’s Cause Highlights List Of Probables For Tampa Bay Derby

Derby fever is in the air as the Tampa Bay Downs community prepares for the most lucrative day in track history, Saturday’s Festival Day 36 celebration featuring four stakes races worth $850,000. The focal point of the afternoon will be the 36th edition of the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby for 3-year-olds […]

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Quality Rocks Rallies For Florida Oaks Score

Quality Rocks held off a late-charging Consumer Credit for her first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs. Consumer Credit flew to get second; Lismore finished third. Bill Mott trains Quality Rocks for owners Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable and Destiny Oaks of Ocala LLC. She began […]

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Testa Rossi Trumps Competition in Florida Oaks

Testa Rossi put on a performance to marvel at in the Florida Oaks, despite starting from the extreme outside No. 12 post position. She won by three-and-a-half lengths from pace setter Istanford, with Interrupted rallying for third and Babe’s Ruler finishing fourth. Testa Rossi is owned by James Covello, Tom Coleman and Mike Doheny’s Doheny […]

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Endeavour, Florida Oaks times revised due to Trakus error

The displayed running times for each of the turf races on Saturday’s Festival Preview Day card at Tampa Bay Downs have been revised upon discovery of an error by Trakus, the electronic tracking and timing company used by the track. The Trakus charts, Teleview times and hand-held times were in agreement, but the posted display […]

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