Tampa Bay Derby

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Tampa Bay Derby
Grade II race
Location Tampa Bay Downs
Oldsmar, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.tampabaydowns.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8½ furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $350,000.

The Tampa Bay Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held in mid-March at Tampa Bay Downs. A Grade II event since 2011, it is open to three-year-olds at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles (8½ furlongs) on the dirt. The race has gained in popularity over the past few years and is now listed as an official prep race for the Kentucky Derby. In 2007, Street Sense became the first Tampa Bay Derby participant to win the Kentucky Derby. In 2010, Super Saver won the Kentucky Derby after finishing third in the Tampa Bay Derby.[1]

From 1995-2010, the Tampa Bay Derby and the Florida Oaks were run on the same race card. They were again presented on the same day in 2013, along with the Hillsborough Stakes, providing fans three graded stakes worth a combined $700,000.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1:43.11 - Street Sense (2007) (new stakes and track record for 1 1/16 miles)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Eric Fein (2008, 2009)

Winners of the Tampa Bay Derby since 1981[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
2014 Ring Weekend 3 Daniel Centeno H. Graham Motion St. Elias Stable/West Point Thoroughbreds 1-1/16 1:43.71 II
2013 Verrazano 3 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Let's Go Stable, M. Tabor, Ms. Magnier, Derrick Smith 1-1/16 1:43.96 II
2012 Prospective 3 Luis Contreras Mark Casse John Oxley 1-1/16 1:43.35 II
2011 Watch Me Go 3 Luis Garcia Kathleen O'Connell Gilbert G. Campbell 1-1/16 1:44.25 II
2010 Odysseus 3 Rajiv Maragh Thomas Albertrani Padua Stables 1-1/16 1:44.31 III
2009 Musket Man 3 Daniel Centeno Derek Ryan Eric Fein/Vic Carlson 1-1/16 1:43.67 III
2008 Big Truck 3 Eibar Coa Barclay Tagg Eric Fein 1-1/16 1:44.25 III
2007 Street Sense 3 Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 1-1/16 1:43.11 III
2006 Deputy Glitters 3 Jose Lezcano Tom Albertrani Joseph Lacombe Stable 1-1/16 1:44.26 III
2005 Sun King 3 Edgar Prado Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 1-1/16 1:43.98 III
2004 Limehouse 3 Pat Day Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1-1/16 1:43.99 III
2003 Region of Merit 3 Eibar Coa Christophe Clement Calumet Farm 1-1/16 1:44.61 III
2002 Equality 3 Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Pin Oak Farm 1-1/16 1:43.66 III
2001 Burning Roma 3 Richard Migliore Heather A. Giglio Harold L. Queen 1-1/16 1:44.30
2000 Wheelaway 3 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel C. Kimmel / P. Solondz 1-1/16 1:43.90
1999 Pineaff 3 Jose A. Santos Kenneth McPeek Roy & Joyce Monroe 1-1/16 1:45.20
1998 Parade Ground 3 Pat Day Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish / S. Hilbert 1-1/16 1:45.40
1997 Zede 3 Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1-1/16 1:44.80
1996 Thundering Storm 3 Jorge Guerra Don R. Rice Deborrah Artz 1-1/16 1:43.80
1995 Gadzook 3 Gary Boulanger J. Bert Sonnier Du-Zee Stables 1-1/16 1:45.40
1994 Prix de Crouton 3 Mickey Walls Lorne Berg Lorne & Kathleen Berg 1-1/16 1:46.60
1993 Marco Bay 3 Ron Allen, Jr. Sarah Lundy Jay Shaw 1-1/16 1:44.40
1992 Careful Gesture 3 Robert N. Lester Elbert Dixon Cecilia Dixon 1-1/16 1:45.80
1991 Speedy Cure 3 Ricardo Lopez Harvey Culp Susan B. Fisher 1-1/16 1:46.20
1990 Champagneforashley 3 Jacinto Vasquez Howard M. Tesher Baker/Kaskel/Feinbloom 1-1/16 1:44.00
1989 Storm Predictions 3 Steve Gaffalione Luis Olivares Three G Stables 1-1/16 1:43.80
1988 Cefis 3 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm/ R. Kirkham 1-1/16 1:44.40
1987 Phantom Jet 3 Keith K. Allen Phillip Gleaves Aisco Stables 1-1/16 1:43.80
1986 My Prince Charming 3 Craig Perret Newcomb Green Aronow Stable 1-1/16 1:46.60
1985 Regal Remark 3 Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1-1/16 1:46.80
1984 Bold Southerner 3 Wayne Crews Paul Maxwell Rusticwoods Farm 1-1/16 1:44.60
1983 Morganmorganmorgan 3 Willie Rodriguez Art Monteiro Morgan Bishop 1-1/16 1:47.20
1982 Reinvested 3 Rick D. Luhr Stanley M. Hough Harbor View Farm 1-1/16 1:45.20
1981 Paristo 3 David Ashcroft George Handy Belmont Farm 1-1/16 1:45.40

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