Sam F. Davis Stakes

Tampa Bay Downs Million Dollar Derby Bonus Begins With Sam F. Davis

Although the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes is a prep race for the Tampa Bay Derby five weeks later, it has become a major race in its own right, producing at least one Kentucky Derby starter in nine of the last 10 years. This year, it could represent the first step on a […]

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Photos of the Week – Derby Trail: 02.04.13

The Road to the Kentucky Derby took center stage over the weekend with 3-year-olds prepping in New York, Florida, and California. Revolutionary overcame a rough trip to claim victory in the Withers at Aqueduct, Honorable Dillon took the Hutcheson at Gulfstream, and Falling Sky held off the late charge of Dynamic Sky to win the […]

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Battle Hardened battles out a game win in the Davis

Battle Hardened battled it out in the stretch to prevail in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs over Prospective, who finished second in a three-way photo with third-place Reveron and fourth-place finisher Ravelo’s Boy. Battle Hardened is trained by Eddie Kenneally and was ridden by Julien Leparoux. Running time for […]

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State of Play heads Derby hopefuls in Sam F. Davis Stakes

Assistant trainer Heather Craig doesn’t care if anyone thinks Grade II winner State of Play looks fat. When she saddles the colt for his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, she knows she’ll be sending out a fit horse. Owned by Barry Irwin’s Team Valor International […]

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HANA TRACK RATINGS: #3 TAMPA BAY DOWNS

2010 HANA Track Ratings – #3 Tampa Bay DownsBy Greg Reinhart Rank: 3 HANAScore: 2.83 Located in Tampa, Florida, is Tampa Bay Downs, which took the third position on the Horseplayers Association of North America’s rankings of the 69 racetracks in North America this year after placing 12th in HANA’s initial survey in 2009. […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on racetracks coast-to-coast. Racing was cancelled last Saturday at Santa Anita; all three graded stakes will be run this Saturday, Feb. 13, in addition to the Grade 2 Santa Maria. Santa Anita’s 10-race program will feature five stakes races, including the G1 Las Virgenes and a pair of Grade […]

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