Tampa Bay Derby

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Fog Impacts Derby Workers

2019-04-22T11:34:47-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

The rain cleared out of Louisville, Kentucky,  around 6 p.m. April 20, and a dense fog rose on Churchill Downs early Sunday morning and made many trainers, once again, alter their work patterns for the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) contenders. Bill Mott's big two [...]

Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

Omaha Beach takes Arkansas Derby

2019-04-14T05:21:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|

   Mike Smith and Omaha Beach held off a late challenge from Improbable to take the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. One Flew South, at odds of 61/1, took early control through a 1/4 mile of 23.03, but Omaha Beach and Smith inherited the [...]

Derby Points Picture

2019-04-09T10:40:15-05:00April 9th, 2019|

2019 will raise the bar as far as Kentucky Derby points go. The number of points required to get into the Kentucky Derby will be the highest since the current system replaced the prior earnings method. Master Fencer, the Japanese horse has a spot reserved by way of his Japan [...]

Wood Memorial Analysis

2019-04-05T10:28:16-05:00April 5th, 2019|

  Our own George Sette is back with his well thought out and detailed analysis of this major Kentucky Derby prep and points race.   Geo at work ......     Aqueduct Race # 10 $750,000.00  Grade 2 Wood Memorial One Mile & 1/8  Estimated Post Time 6:00PM [...]

Kentucky Derby Points Up For Grabs

2019-04-04T10:20:57-05:00April 4th, 2019|

Three major Kentucky Derby prep and points races will be run Saturday. The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. The Wood Memorial drew 11 horses led by Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus, and Gotham winner Haikal. The Blue Grass [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Recap

2019-03-10T11:22:44-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          Tacitus surged to a 1 1/4 length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday and secured his spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby. Under Jose Ortiz, the son of Tapit split horses in deep stretch and found his way [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Preview

2019-03-09T07:22:59-05:00March 8th, 2019|

    Tampa Bay Derby Preview 2019 By: Peter Monaco   Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby will be the last race offering Kentucky Derby points for prep races at the Oldsmar, Florida, track. Well Defined is the only horse returning from the first Derby prep held at Tampa [...]