Tampa Bay Derby

Sole Volante Expected To Headline Next Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby

Sole Volante, the Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes winner here on Feb. 8, is expected to head the field for next Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, the main event on a stakes-laden afternoon of Thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs. The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby is a “Road to […]

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Drawn Outside, Chance It Will Scratch From Fountain Of Youth To Await Tampa Bay Derby

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It was scratched Saturday from the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2). The colt was the 7-2 morning-line second choice off victories in the Mucho Macho Man and In Reality Division of the Florida Sire Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Currency Swap had drawn the No. 12 post. “We thought […]

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Undefeated Independence Hall Expected To Headline Saturday’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Unbeaten 3-year-old Independence Hall is expected to be the headliner on next Saturday’s Festival Preview Day card at Tampa Bay Downs. The stakes-laden program consists of three graded events, topped by the 40th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-olds, which is a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race. […]

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Tampa Bay Downs Set To Kick Off 94th Anniversary Season, 90-Day Meet

World-class Thoroughbred racing returns to Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday, Nov. 27 with the Opening Day card of the 2019-2020 meeting. Admission is free. The track is celebrating its 94th anniversary season with a boatload of activities and promotions planned throughout the 90-day meeting to enhance the equine energy: http://www.tampabaydowns.com/visitor-information/event-calendars Oldsmar oval visitors will notice a new […]

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‘He’ll Run All Day’: Late-Running Sir Winston Possible For Belmont Stakes

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston will target the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont after a late-closing second in the Grade 3 Peter Pan behind Global Campaign, according to trainer Mark Casse. The homebred son of Awesome Again was well off the pace in the Peter Pan and displayed an effective turn of foot in the final […]

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Win Win Win Carrying ‘Momentum’ Into Churchill, Will Ship Wednesday

Riding the wave of momentum as leading trainer of Laurel Park’s ongoing spring meet, trainer Mike Trombetta will ship record-setting stakes winner Win Win Win to Kentucky on Wednesday to finish preparations for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1). Trombetta’s plans also include giving Win Win Win, ranked 16th with 50 Derby qualifying points, one […]

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Juddmonte Family ‘Legacy’ Carries On With Homebred Tacitus

When speaking of prominent Juddmonte Farms homebreds, the first word that comes to mind for Juddmonte’s General Manager Garret O’Rourke is ‘legacy.’ On Saturday, Tacitus carries five generations of said legacy into the Grade 2 $750,000 Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets. The Wood Memorial, which offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four […]

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Record-Setting Win Win Win Seeking Crucial Derby Points In Blue Grass

Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win is preparing to hit the road again, this time heading west to Kentucky from his home base at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland. “We are leaving tomorrow and should be there Wednesday morning,” trainer Mike Trombetta said Monday morning. The purpose of the trip is Saturday’s $1 […]

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Tacitus’ ‘Demeanor,’ ‘Pedigree’ Should Be Advantageous In Wood Memorial

Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus will make another start before the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bill Mott plans to start the colt in next Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, according to drf.com. On Sunday, the 3-year-old son of Tapit and Close Hatches breezed a half-mile in company in 49.91 seconds at Payson Park. One of the […]

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