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What the Nation is saying about the Tampa Bay Derby...

Dismissed at 14-1 odds by bettors and evidently, his competition, Ring Weekend stole the Tampa Bay Derby. Should you keep him on your Kentucky Derby Watch list?Read More
The Big Cap was just one of many stories in a very big week of racing.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Have to agree in a limited way, Ceteno has a great agent · 38 days ago ·
  • marylandgq · Watching the TB Derby unfold I thought, "Where's all the early speed?!" Great ride BUT Ring Weekend is no one hit wonder and DOES NOT have to be on the lead. Decision to geld him (during layoff) appears to have been a BRILLIANT on by Motion, based on the 3 races he's put in since. · 38 days ago ·
This past weekend’s Kentucky Derby preps were all about speed as we saw a pair of front runners take down both the San Felipe and Tampa Bay Derby. Down at Tampa, Ring Weekend sped off and was left alone on the lead and got brave for the score. Over at Santa Anita, California Chrome led them every st...Read More
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  • goblin · Okay, thanks, Sword, wasn't clear where he was going with that... · 38 days ago ·
  • geldedridgling · Recently, 2 of the last 7 Kentucky Derby winners ran in the Tampa Derby. Musket man won the Tampa Derby in 2009 and ran 3rd in the Kentucky Derby. Since 2007, if my addition is correct, of the intermediate preps, the Tampa Derby has produced more horses that finished in the top 3 in the Kentucky Derby than the FOY, Risen Star, Rebel, or San Felipe. I’m not saying that’s predictive as the sample is somewhat small but I found it ironic if the results of the Tampa Derby are dismissed. · 38 days ago ·
Ring Weekend led at every call to steal both the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and 50 points toward getting in the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby at odds of 14-1.Read More
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  • mhmacfarlane · Congrats Graham, Westpoint Team and St. Elias and partners! So exciting to go to Derby! :) · 40 days ago ·
  • skid24 · Keyed Conquest with Venemous, Ring, and horse running off of syn #4; tri was killed by surfing; not surprising but key is that ring can run 1/1-16 and 1/4. My reservation is his front running style. · 39 days ago ·
The 1 1/8 distance of the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes fits the mold of a true Derby prep, but the politics of horse racing at Churchill Downs, Inc. must not believe Laurel Park is a suitable venue for a Derby prep. Read More
Did any of us have him in HRN contest?
Let’s face it; we all handicap in our own way. We can read the pink sheets, pick a number, a favorite jock, or even just like a name of a horse--sort of like my girlfriend at the time picked Jersey Town at 34-1 and took the Cigar Mile—my tickets became confetti. I sort of have the same philosophy on...Read More
  • Mimi Hxx · I'll try again. I think you are a pretty good cook. I'm a plain Pa Deutsch cook who is lost in Oklahoma. The food out here doesn't hardly resemble food from the NE and I didn't notice the food being odd when I visited my cousin in Illinois. Those recipes sound good! · 41 days ago ·
  • Mimi Hxx · I'll add this - the main staples of the cooking in OK are white gravy, biscuits, chicken fried steak [a cube steak heavily breaded and deep fried], and catfish breaded in cornmeal and deep fried. The white gravy is a peppered gravy mix with no other flavors added. · 41 days ago ·
What do you do when you have a closer preparing for the Kentucky Derby at a track that you really don’t think suits his style?Read More
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  • indiancharlierules · Casse is one of the worse trainers in the country. Total mishandling of dynamic Sky last year. Conquest Titan will not make the gate on derby day. · 42 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · For a `worse`trainer (please look up the series bad, worse, worst) he certainally has a hiugh win percentage. He has won, easily, Woodbine for several years and his record in stakes races approaches record status. · 42 days ago ·
Conquest Titan (Casse): With a lovely pedigree for the long distance, and his new found come from the clouds running style, Conquest Titan looks like the one to beat here. Last out, he finished second to Cairo Prince. His run looked even more impressive later on when the horse he beat, Intense Holid...Read More
  • Floridaf · I don't think Vinceremos got lucky in the Sam F. Davis. He has all the talent, etc. His luck was in having a smart rider that knew he would idle on the lead and wait on others to come to him. He's mighty dangerous here with another smart ride from Edgar Prado. · 43 days ago ·
That is great misinformation by everyone on the Tampa Bay Derby....What happened to the Malibu Moon pedigree that is in the race??
Over his illustrious career Todd Pletcher has only won the Derby once in 31 tries. He is back again this year, but this time with his strongest hand ever. Read More
The Tampa Bay Derby winner joins Hear the Ghost as the newest contenders to collect 50 qualifying points for the First Saturday in May.Read More
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  • gowithnybred · Will Verrazano set the pace in the Wood? · 395 days ago ·
  • cab2536 · The concern that Verrazano did not race as 2-y.o. is so inconsequential that it is laughable. So if had run 1 day sooner than he did, nobody would bring it up -- it's so silly. Times are different for the "modern" racehorse, horses are winning Derbies with 4 starts, having never run on conventional dirt, etc. These days it hardly matters -- tack 'em all up and send 'em out and the strongest, fastest one will generally find the wire first even if they may be a bot short on stamina. Verrazano has as good a shot at winning the Derby as any horse on the trail right now. · 395 days ago ·
The Derby Trail stretches from coast to coast this weekend. First making a stop in Florida for the Tampa Bay Derby then onward to southern California for the San Felipe Stakes. The winners in each race is all but guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky Derby which is limited to 20 starters. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · GQ, nice pick in the San Felipe! · 404 days ago ·
  • mel · I know some people who are thinking The Road to the Kentucky Derby started at Laurel in the Private Terms!! · 400 days ago ·
A very eager Verrazano lived up to all the hype by easily dispatching a very talented G2 Tampa Bay Derby field.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · vz is a very nice horse,but let us please take a deep breath and count to 10.you cannot be serious,this horse now being called great.he beat a maiden field,where only 1 horse has come back to win.in his 2nd race at GP he beat a 4 horse field.the horse he beat in that race by 16 lengths.he also ran in th TB derby.by most recent reports,he just finished the race. a non descript longsho off of a long layoff made a nice move and was gaining.the horse who was on the pace ran 3rd.VZ. very nice horse,but please do not for 1 second say he is great.not yet,let him prove it · 402 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · If one can compare Uncle Mo to Seattle Slew coming into last year, why not Verrazano to anyone. He sure looks good to me. Sure a lot of things can and do happen when they get there and on the way, but waking up every morning isn't a guarantee for anyone either. Without a dream, you don't have much. · 402 days ago ·
A win in a 50 point race deserves a spot but when should they be considered legitimate contenders?Read More
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  • charliep · The San Felipe is not at all a good indicator of success in the kentucky Derby. In the last 25 years, only 2 winners have won the Derby, those being Sunday Silence (who won the Santa Anita Derby) and Fusiachi Pegausus (who won the Wood). Alysheba ran 2nd in the 1987 San Felipe to Chart The Stars. · 403 days ago ·
  • charliep · The 3rd place finisher in the Bredders Cup Juvenile should get AT LEAST as many points as the horse that wins the San Felipe or the Tampa Bay Derby. We're talking about a Grade 1 champioship race versus a couple of Grade 2 races, one of which (Tampa Derby) should be a Grade 3. · 403 days ago ·
This year’s G2 Tampa Bay Derby has turned into a Florida Filly Dark Horse Derby pick fest! Five of the nine entrants hail from my Dark Horse selections, but they will all be trying to make a statement. A total of 85 points are on the line. For Java’s War, Dynamic Sky, and Falling Sky, earning any of...Read More
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  • mel · Thanks for the run down 'Filly' · 405 days ago ·
  • pom.deterre.1 · is the egg ok? did not like the way he was running backward afterthe 1/2. hope he is not injured · 404 days ago ·
A basic roundup on what's on the Bada Bing's mind as the Derby Trail heats up ...Read More
DerbyWars presents a weekend Survivor contest featuring the next steps along the Kentucky Derby trail!Read More
There are very few certainties as eight likely starters take the post in Saturday's Tampa Bay Derby.Read More
With a few more 3-year old stakes races on the books, it is time to take another look at some newcomers that have made some noise on the Derby trail but are not necessarily mainstream picks.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Early horse on an well known EARLY track........IF this one can reproduce that effort anywhere close (and against an honest, realisitic pace) then the giant might be something to consider. These three year olds sometimes get good quick as Paytner did last year. · 408 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Sorry if I ruined your odds, gowithnybred. Travel_vic, that's what I'm trying to spot: a 3-year old with the potential to improve quickly and possibly upset the chalk. · 408 days ago ·

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video03/08/14Tam111 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G2Ring WeekendVinceremosSurfing U S A1:43.71
View DetailsView Video03/09/13Tam101 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G2VerrazanoJava's WarFalling Sky1:43.96
View Details03/10/12Tam111 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G2ProspectiveGolden TicketCozzetti1:43.35
View DetailsView Video03/12/11Tam111 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G2Watch Me GoCrimson KnightBrethren1:44.25
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View DetailsView Video03/14/09Tam111 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G3Musket ManJoin In The DanceJustdontcallmejeri1:43.67
View DetailsView Video03/15/08Tam101 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G3Big TruckAtonedDynamic Wayne1:44.25
View DetailsView Video03/17/07Tam121 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G3Street SenseAny Given SaturdayDelightful Kiss1:43.11
View Details03/18/06Tam111 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay Derby-G3Deputy GlittersBluegrass CatWinnies Tigger Too1:44.26
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View Details03/21/99Tam91 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay DerbyPineaffMenifeeDoneraile Court1:45.33
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View Details03/27/94Tam91 1/16 mD03 MTampa Bay DerbyPrix De CroutonAble BuckParental Pressure1:46.60