We take a look back at the weekend of racing including the big Gotham Stakes card at Aqueduct, the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa, and more!
Tacitus winning the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) - Photo by SV Photography Early speed, middle moves, late rallies, a wild finish with a half-dozen horses in the hunt—from start to finish, the $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) at Tampa Bay Downs had it all. Ultimately, it was Bill Mott’s lightly-raced Tacitus who emerged from the fray victorious in the Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race, which was no small feat considering that Tacitus was racing [...]
It's Horseplayer Thursday and we're happy to welcome in Jonathan Stettin to talk about Fountain of Youth day, countering computer bettors, and more. We also look ahead to this weekend's races at Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs.
Win Win Win winning the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs - Photo by SV Photography I don’t know if he’s the most likely winner—that’s a tough call—but I do believe that #7 Win Win Win has the most raw talent of any horse entered in the March 9, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) at Tampa Bay Downs. The obstacles facing this son of Hat Trick are formidable. Primarily, he’s never run farther than seven furlongs, and [...]
We chat about Fair Grounds Mardi Gras day card, Santa Anita cancelling racing for the time being, and welcome in Richard Grunder from Tampa Bay Downs to talk about his 35 years in the booth there, the upcoming Tampa Bay Derby, and much more!
Discussing all the races from Tampa Bay Downs for Saturday February 23, 2019. Not giving out picks, just discussing the races and contenders.
It's Monday so we're looking back at all the racing action from the weekend including the Sam F. Davis card at Tampa Bay Downs, the Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park, racing from Santa Anita, and more!
Well Defined winning the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) - Photo by SV Photography The $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs was supposed to feature a fast pace and a speed duel between a few of the prominent front-runners in the field. But Well Defined simply laughed at that notion, waltzing along on an uncontested lead to win the race in dominant fashion. Equipped with blinkers for the first time, Well Defined [...]
It's Friday so we're looking ahead to the weekend stakes action, focusing on Sam F. Davis day at Tampa Bay Downs and a trifecta of stakes races from Santa Anita.
Knicks Go winning the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) - Keeneland Photo I don’t think anyone will deny that #3 Knicks Go was among the best two-year-olds of 2018, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll be unbeatable in Saturday’s $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs. Knicks Go will surely be favored in the 1 1/16-mile Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race, but he’ll be making his first start in 2 ½ months [...]