Vinceremos and Harpoon, the 1-2 finishers in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) on Feb. 1, head 18 Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds nominated for the 34th edition of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby on March 8 at Tampa Bay Downs.
“I rode him pretty hard. Was I worried? Well, I wish he could have won by five. But was I worried, you know, he’s a fighter, I didn’t really think anybody would beat him once he made the lead. I was shocked he made the lead so early. I was like, well, OK, but with [...]
Son of Malibu Moon runs second-fastest Tampa Bay Derby in history John Oxley’s Prospective fended off a stern challenge from Golden Ticket to prevail in Saturday’s $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) on a picturesque afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs.
Battle Hardened and Prospective, one-two finishers in the Sam Davis Stakes, return and are joined by Take Charge Indy and Spring Hill Farm Saturday’s 32nd running of the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) attracted a competitive field of 12 3-year-olds attempting to secure a berth on the road to this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1). The [...]
Tampa Bay Derby likely next stop for son of Giant’s Causeway Michael Tabor and Mrs. John Magnier’s Battle Hardened ran to his name in Saturday’s Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) on Festival Preview Day at Tampa Bay Downs despite being winless in three previous starts for trainer Eddie Kenneally.