Sam F. Davis Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Well Defined Creates ‘Something To Talk About Again’

While his contemporaries were walking between classes on the university quad, Farm Manager Larry King continued his post-secondary education under his father at Florida’s Waldemar Farm. His studies included everything from the day-to-day operations of a top-flight breeding farm to a 1975 Kentucky Derby victory with Waldemar-bred Foolish Pleasure. Forty-six years later, King was thrilled […]

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Davis Runner-Up Kentucky Wildcat Off Derby Trail With Condylar Fracture

Godolphin homebred Kentucky Wildcat made a big move around the far turn to wind up second in Saturday’s G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but the 3-year-old son of Tapit was pulled up and vanned off the racetrack after the finish. According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee, the colt suffered a […]

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‘Proven’ Knicks Go A Deserving Favorite, But No Sure Thing In Sam F. Davis

Most of the trainers with runners in Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs view the mile-and-a-sixteenth race for 3-year-olds on the main track as a wide-open affair. “I think it’s a good race for everybody to see what kind of level their horse can compete at,” said Arnaud Delacour, […]

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Equibase Analysis: Best Shot To Upset Knicks Go In Sam F. Davis Stakes?

The Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes is the stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby next month and for some, on to the Kentucky Derby by virtue of offering “Road to the Derby” points to the top four finishers. Knicks Go leads the field in terms of accomplishments, having won the Grade 1 […]

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Knicks Go Kicks Off 2019 Season In Sam F. Davis At Tampa Bay Downs

Grade 1 winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the G3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. The Sam F. Davis, contested at a distance of 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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‘Serious Work’: Knicks Go Fires 58 2/5 Bullet Toward Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-old Triple Crown hopefuls is expected to draw Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go, among others. The mile-and-a-sixteenth stakes at Tampa Bay Downs is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, with the top four finishers being awarded points on a 10-4-2-1 scale toward qualifying […]

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Win Win Win Sets Track Record In Seven-Furlong Pasco

Michael Trombetta, the trainer of 3-year-old colt Win Win Win, had a helpless feeling after Gladiator King broke through the gate as the field for the $125,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downswas being loaded, delaying the start. But a horse with the kind of talent Win Win Win displayed in setting a 7-furlong track […]

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40-1 Juvenile Runner-Up Knicks Go Maps Out Path Toward Kentucky Derby

Keeneland-based trainer Ben Colebrook said his two Breeders’ Cup runners came back in good shape. Knicks Go, making a name for himself at delivering at big odds, ran second in the Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to the undefeated Game Winner at odds of 40-1; last month, he won Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity at 70-1. The stable’s […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner McCraken Retired To Airdrie Stud

McCraken, a multiple Graded Stakes-winning son of leading sire, Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will stand at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky in 2019. A homebred for Mrs. Janis R. Whitham’s Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC, and trained by Ian Wilkes, McCraken first rose to national prominence during an undefeated juvenile campaign in 2016 that […]

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Remsen Winner Catholic Boy Pointed To Florida Derby

Grade 2 Remsen Stakes winner Catholic Boy is being pointed for the Florida Derby on March 31 at Gulfstream Park, according to drf.com. The sophomore son of More Than Ready was most recently second in the G3 Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs. “Timing-wise it’s the best, and everybody on the team seems to agree,” […]

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