Sam F. Davis Stakes

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 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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Good Magic Leads Top 3-Year-Old Poll; Flameaway Jumps On The Leaderboard

Week three of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll shows slight movement and a new face in the top-ten after the running of the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes down at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida this past Saturday. The Sam F. Davis is a designated Kentucky Derby prep race worth 10-qualifying points to […]

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Flameaway ‘Definitely’ To Be Nominated To Triple Crown; Catholic Boy Put In A ‘Solid Effort’

The one-two finishers in Saturday’s Sam F. Davis, both Flameaway and Catholic Boy came out of the race well, according to The winner, Flameaway, lowered the Tampa Bay Downs’ stakes record by .01 second in the effort, but was not nominated to the Triple Crown. In order for the 10 points he earned with the […]

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Weekend Lineup: 12 Weeks And Counting

It’s hard to believe there are only 12 weeks until the Kentucky Derby. Future wagering on the Run for the Roses will be held this weekend, but there are still plenty of opportunities for aspiring candidates to earn their spots in the starting gate. This weekend features the G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa […]

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TCI: Spotlight On Sam F. Davis, San Vicente Stakes

The TCI guys recap last weekend’s major prep action and opine on the impact those races will have on this year’s Derby Trail. Were there any big movers on the TCI Top 10? They also preview Saturday’s loaded Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa, and an ever-intriguing San Vicente (G2) at Santa Anita.

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Catholic Boy Kicks Off Sophomore Season In Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis

Seven 3-year-old colts and geldings take their next steps Saturday toward a potential date with Thoroughbred racing destiny in the 38th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the showcase of a 12-race Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South card at Tampa Bay Downs beginning at 12:13 p.m. The mile-and-a-sixteenth Sam […]

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