2012 Tampa Bay Derby (G2)

3/10/2012, Tampa Bay Downs
Post Time:
5:28 PM ET
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Tampa Bay Derby (G2)...

Tampa Bay derby winner Prospective in the 2012 Ken. Derby is nowhere to be found???
Two-year-olds, two-year-olds, and more two-year-olds will be in action when picturesque Tampa Bay Downs begins its 91-day meeting on Saturday. Headlining the Lambholm South Cotillion Festival Day card, which is devoted completely to the juveniles, will be a pair of $75,000 stakes going six furlongs ...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Purple Egg wins and pays $6.40 with Brave Dave second. That's another stakes winner picked by ZIPSE! · 500 days ago ·
  • edgaropena · Not too bad for a starter. Two favorites hitting the exacta in a six horse field can make anyone feel like a pro :) · 500 days ago ·
The Road to the Roses went through Florida.Read More
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  • BrianZipse · The Florida runners are strong this year. Other than Creative Cause, they include all my top picks. · 712 days ago ·
  • Capper · Hope Union Rags brings it home for the Sunshine State! · 712 days ago ·
On a day when everyone was ready to crown Union Rags, it was not the heavy favorite that crossed that wire first...Read More
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  • footlick · @shadowno- that is exactly how I understood the popper whips to be. they make alot of noise. · 742 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · Whip Whip Whip. Whatever Borel did to R.A in the Woodward it may have been worth it. Because of this race she was H.O.Y and proved her undeniable will to win. · 742 days ago ·
The Florida Derby may have had a couple of uncharacteristically dull years, but in 2012 it looks to get back up on its feet, delivering one of, if not the best Kentucky Derby Preps this season. Read More
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  • shadowno · Take Charge Indy probably in a now or never situation after passing on Tampa so he needs to/has to come up big. UR=Take Charge Indy . · 747 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Capper the only problem I have with his race is that it was run in the slop. He did run a winning race, but with his record over a dry track, I can't help but be skeptical. If that race had been over a dry track he would be right there with Reveron for me. · 747 days ago ·
A rundown of the top 10 horses on the earnings bubble which could be heard from on the first Saturday in May.Read More
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  • Cardly Knot · @yukichan, I believe UAE Derby is a G2. Desert Party and Regal Ransom made to the Derby · 754 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Glad to see my two (Empire Way and Ever So Lucky) are still getting some love, though Empire Way needs to figure himself out in a hurry if he wants an invitation to the Big Dance. · 754 days ago ·
Tampa Bay Derby winner Prospective was named the Fasig-Tipton Horse of the Week. Prospective is a graduate of the 2010 Saratoga Yearling Sales. Read More
The Tampa Bay Derby winner has stamina in his genes...Read More
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  • IronMaidens · Thanks for the compliments. AnnaK, breeders/buyers do plenty of research and have specific goals in mind when breeding/ buying horses. Although there is plenty of commercial breeding, the old adage of breeding the best to the best and hoping for the best still applies today. I hope that answers your question. If not, please email me privately. · 762 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · Answers my question, thank you, now another unrelated to the above, but you're a good springboard. William Nack in the 4 part Secretariat YouTube (part 2 at 4:55on) is talking about Sec's progeny, a great broodmare sire etc, but that he can't think of a truly great racehorse who reproduced himself and he mentions,Man O War, Citation, Count Fleet, Alydar,Seattle Slew, Affirmed. Mentions neither Native Dancer, nor Northern Dancer. Nack does mention Eclipse, but do you think either Dancer qualifies as achieving reproducing as good as they ran? · 762 days ago ·
HRN's Mike Shutty recaps the weekend's preps, featuring Creative Cause and Prospective.Read More
  • winwinwin · I've been betting horses for over 50 years and have won and lost enough to allow me to contribute my 2 cents . I was at the Breeders Cup when Hanson and Union Rags crushed the greatest bunch of 2 yr olds . Of course to make the Derby exciting folks will have something to say about every horse using any angle to support their thoughts of winning big. I honestly know who is going to win this derby and I promise you it won't even be close , my pick will win by 5 . I cant tell you who it is , I can only hint , but if you read between the lines UR sure to collect ! · 762 days ago ·
The Tampa Bay Derby is in the books and Prospective stamped his ticket to Kentucky Derby 2012 with a solid victory over Golden Ticket on Saturday. G2 Tampa Bay Derby (3-10-12): 88 BSF (Prospective) Prospective donned the hood and showed much improved positional speed in a 3/4ths length tally over Go...Read More
Three-year-olds all over the nation make noise on a big Saturday of racing...Read More
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  • zatt · That would be a fun couple of furlongs, Waya ... after yesterday, I would take the colt by a hair. · 766 days ago ·
  • hilary11 · I know we all have Dervy fever - BUT - a nice Shout Out to Trinniberg for a super race. He's developing into a really nice sprinter. Loved his daddy and I'm getting kind of fond of this one! · 765 days ago ·
Week three of the Run to the Roses contest is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I have a very big decision to make with my stable. Read More
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  • ajump08 · My stable aJampers is on fire! · 766 days ago ·
  • b1ueeyes03 · Irish flower is mine stable name... I did alright this weekend thanks to Creative Cause and Bodemeister :D but the next weekend Rebel Stakes is going to Kick my butt! There are a few nominations DRF named earlier last week but since Gemologist is out, Im screwed lol ...I regret putting Saber Cat and/or Castaway =/ · 765 days ago ·
Battle Hardened faces a challenge in attempting to sweep Tampa Bay Downs' Kentucky Derby prep races.Read More
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  • daniclint · Golden Ticket beats Prospective if he hadn't dropped to the rail. The middle of the track was live at Tampa yesterday the rail was dead. · 765 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · A better explanation since Prospective was on the rail for the first half of the race is the better horses were running in the middle of the track where 89% of winners everywhere run on dry fast tracks. · 765 days ago ·
If Mark Casse had any doubts about Prospective fighting off Golden Ticket through the stretch run of the Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday, his 3-year-old colt did an awesome job dispelling them.Read More
  • Waya · He's a nice horse, but I have to question the overall quality of this field big time. · 766 days ago ·
Prospective will win the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May.....I found my Derby horse! Woohoo!
Take Charge Indy, second choice in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) March 10, has been withdrawn from the race, trainer Pat Byrne confirmed. Read More
I really think it's going to be a repeat of the top 2 in the Davis. Those 2 might switch positions, but I think that's the way they finish with Ravelos Boy or Cozzetti rounding the triple .....Take it to the bank !!!!!
The final graded route prep at Tampa Bay Downs for Kentucky Derby 2012 hopefuls will be run on March 10 and the full field is reduced by one with the defection of Take Charge Indy. #10 Take Charge Indy (3-1) added a touch of class to this event and figured to make his presence felt throughout but hi...Read More
Will Take Charge Indy be overlooked? He ran well in BC and against El Padrino.
  • TerryDickens · battle harden will give leparou a hard decision to make after he wins,union rags or battle harden · 769 days ago ·
  • hshfarms · Yeah, like Leparoux really have a tough decision to make. Battle Harden could win impressively and there is still no chance Leparoux is getting off UR. Period! · 769 days ago ·
Spring Hill Farm and Battle Hardened will be the favorites.