Tampa Bay Derby

Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

The road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend takes us to three different tracks—Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita. In the G2 Tampa Bay Derby, the three top contenders appear to be Take Charge Indy, Battle Hardened, and Spring Hill Farm. Take Charge Indy was second in his 2012 debut in an allowance optional […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa

Saturday is the biggest racing day of the year for Tampa Bay Downs, which hosts the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby, a Grade 2 fixture that has become and important stop on the road to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The night before the Tampa Bay Derby is Festival in The Skye, one of the […]

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TCI: Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe Previews

In this edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel check in with Brisnet.com handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment.

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HRTV, HRRN this weekend: Tampa Bay Derby plus international coverage

Both HRTV and the Horse Racing Radio Network plan to be on site for Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby – a key prep for the Kentucky Derby.  The networks will also offer coverage of international racing this weekend. HRTV’s Carolyn Conley will be at Palermo Racecourse in Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday for the Gran Premio Latinoamericano, […]

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Tampa Bay Derby attracts full field of Triple Crown hopefuls

The entries for Saturday’s 32nd running of the Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby have been finalized with a full field of 12 3-year-olds, including a pair of 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile participants, a recent Grade III stakes winner and a lightly raced colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher that “could be any […]

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TCI: Gotham recap, who’s in the top ten?

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel reveal the TCI Top 10 brought to you by TwinSpires.com.  They also discuss the champ’s return to the winner’s circle in the Gotham Stakes. But does Hansen make the Top 10, and who is #1? Watch it. Comment.

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Tampa Bay Derby highlights 25 stakes for winter meet

Tampa Bay Derby entrants have won two of the past five editions of the Kentucky Derby, so the eyes of the thoroughbred world will focus on Tampa Bay Downs when the 32nd renewal of the $350,000 showcase for 3-year-olds is contested March 10. The 86th season of racing at the picturesque racetrack and entertainment facility […]

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Brethren falters, Watch Me Go wins TB Derby at 43-1

Brethren went to the lead early but could not hang around late, as 43-1 upsetter Watch Me Go took the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby Saturday. Under Luis Garcia, Watch Me Go battled to the wire with 86-1 longshot Crimson Knight, prevailing by a head in 1:44.25 for 1 1/16 miles.  Brethren finished another […]

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Brethren looks to stay unbeaten in Tampa Bay Derby

Having won the Sam F. Davis by daylight earlier in the year, Brethren will look to complete a two-race sweep of the major Tampa Bay Downs Derby preps with a win in this Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby. The half-brother to 2010 Derby winner Super Saver, Brethren will face a field with no other perceived top […]

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PDI #1 Uncle Mo turns in final work

Uncle Mo breezed an easy half-mile Sunday at the Palm Meadows training center – his final work before a start on Saturday, March 12.  Trainer Todd Pletcher said the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream is still the first choice, but the Tampa Bay Derby is a back-up. “We need to run on Saturday,” said Pletcher. […]

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