Florida Oaks

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Florida Oaks
Grade III race
Location Tampa Bay Downs
Oldsmar, Florida
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.tampabaydowns.com
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies

The Florida Oaks is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies held annually at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Florida. It is currently a Grade III stakes race run over a distance of 8.5 furlongs on turf offering a purse of $200,000.

The race was downgraded from GIII status for 2011 by the American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC),[1] but the decision by track officials to run the race on turf that year for the first time in its history seemed to ensure a return to graded status.[2]

The AGSC restored the Grade III designation for the 2013 edition.

From 1995 to 2010, the Florida Oaks was run on the same race card as the Tampa Bay Derby. In 2014, the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby, Grade III Hillsborough Stakes and Grade III Florida Oaks comprised a Festival Day stakes extravaganza worth a combined $700,000.

Two Florida Oaks winners, Luv Me Luv Me Not in 1992 and Secret Status in 2000, went on to win the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. Inaugurated in 1984, the Florida Oaks was run at seven furlongs that year only.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Florida Oaks[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Testa Rossi (FR) Jose Lezcano Chad C. Brown Covello/Coleman/Doheny Racing Stable 1:43.51
2013 Tapicat Joel Rosario William I. Mott Besilu Stables 1:41.89
2012 Dixie Strike Jose Lezcano Mark Casse John C. Oxley 1:43.30
2011 Dynamic Holiday Ramon A. Dominguez H. Graham Motion Augustin Stable 1:45.56
2010 Diva Delite Rosemary Homeister, Jr. David Vivian Barbara Vivian/Dominic Vittese 1:46.10
2009 Don't Forget Gil Rajiv Maragh Mark Hennig Alan Brodsky 1:43.60
2008 Awesome Chic Irwin Rosendo Rafael Ramos Aurora Springs Stable 1:44.38
2007 Cotton Blossom John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:45.06
2006 Bushfire John Velazquez Eddie Kenneally Ron & Ricki Rashinski 1:46.25
2005 R Lady Joy Jose Lezcano Kirk Ziadie Richard N. Averill et al. 1:44.58
2004 Enders Sister Pat Day George Arnold II Green Lantern Stables 1:45.66
2003 Ebony Breeze Mark Guidry William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1:45.20
2002 French Satin Ramon Dominguez Steven W. Standridge Sabine Stable 1:45.29
2001 Quick Tip Richard Migliore Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish 1:45.36
2000 Secret Status Pat Day Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish et al. 1:45.05
1999 Crown Jewel Luis Martinez Evelio Garcia Donald Murray 1:45.60
1998 Pantufla Pat Day David M. Carroll Helen Alexander 1:45.40
1997 Anklet Shane Sellers W. Elliott Walden A. Loeb et al. 1:45.00
1996 Mindy Gayle Jorge Guerra Julian Canet Tanenbaum Racing Stable 1:45.80
1995 Sneaky Quiet Mike E. Smith Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish & T. Webber 1:45.80
1994 Cavada Kevin Whitley Kathleen Kelley BeBe Dalton 1:46.40
1993 Star Jolie Eduardo Nunez Ron McKenzie Five Star Stables 1:45.60
1992 Luv Me Luv Me Not Willie Martinez Glenn S. Wismer Philip & Judy Maas 1:45.60
1991 Designated Dancer Willie Martinez Oliver S. Edward David Melin 1:45.40
1990 Dance Colony Herb McCauley Ross R. Pearce Buckland Farm 1:45.20
1989 She's Scrumptious Rick Adkins Glenn S. Wismer Philip & Judy Maas 1:46.00
1988 Colonial Waters Victor Molina John P. Campo Buckland Farm 1:44.80
1987 Single Blade Julio Pezua Robert Reinacher, Jr. Greentree Stable 1:45.60
1986 Noranc Herb McCauley J. Provost Gallopping Acres/Hidden Point 1:44.60
1985 Erstwhile Charles Hussey Cam Gambolati Hunter Farm 1:48.00
1984 Sure Too Explode Rick Luhr S. Ingram Frederick Lehmann 1:24.40

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