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Florida Oaks

Grade III race
Florida Oaks
Location Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa, Florida
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.tampabaydowns.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Florida Oaks is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Florida. It is open to three-year-old fillies and is competed over a distance of 11/16 miles on dirt. The race regained its Grade III ranking for 2008.

Inaugurated in 1984, it was run at seven furlongs for that year only. Since 1995, the Florida Oaks has been run on the same race card as the Tampa Bay Derby. In 1996, the race first earned Grade III status.


Speed record:

  • 1:43 3/5 - Don't Forget Gil (2009)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - William S. Farish and/or partners (1995, 2000, 2001)

Winners of the Florida Oaks






2010 Diva Delite Rosemary Homeister, Jr. David Vivian Barbara Vivian/Dominic Vittese 1:46.10
2009 Don't Forget Gil Rajiv Maragh Mark Hennig Alan Brodsky 1:43 3/5
2008 Awesome Chic Irwin Rosendo Rafael Ramos Aurora Springs Stable 1:44.38
2007 Cotton Blossom John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:45.06
2006 Bushfire John Velazquez Eddie Kenneally R. & R. Rashinski 1:46.25
2005 R Lady Joy Jose Lezcano Kirk Ziadie Richard N. Averill et al. 1:44.58
2004 Enders Sister Pat Day George Arnold II Green Lantern Stables 1:45.66
2003 Ebony Breeze Mark Guidry William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1:45.20
2002 French Satin Ramon Dominguez Steven W. Standridge Sabine Stable 1:45.29
2001 Quick Tip Richard Migliore Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish 1:45.36
2000 Secret Status Pat Day Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish et al. 1:45.05
1999 Crown Jewel L. Martinez Eveilo Garcia Donald Murray 1:45.60
1998 Pantufla Pat Day David M. Carroll Helen Alexander 1:45.40
1997 Anklet Shane Sellers W. Elliott Walden A. Loeb et al. 1:45.00
1996 Mindy Gayle Jorge Guerra Julian Canet Tanenbaum Racing Stable 1:45.80
1995 Sneaky Quiet Mike E. Smith Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish & T. Webber 1:45.80
1994 Cavada Kevin Whitley Kathleen Kelley BeBe Dalton 1:46.40
1993 Star Jolie Eduardo Nunez Ron McKenzie Five Star Stables 1:45.60
1992 Luv Me Luv Me Not Willie Martinez Glenn S. Wismer Philip & Judy Mass 1:45.60
1991 Designated Dancer Willie Martinez O. S. Edward David Melin 1:45.40
1990 Dance Colony Herb McCauley Ross R. Pearce Buckland Farm 1:45.20
1989 She's Scrumptious Jerry R. Adkins Glenn S. Wismer Philip & Jody Mass 1:46.00
1988 Colonial Waters Victor Molina John P. Campo Buckland Farm 1:44.80
1987 Single Blade Julio Pezua Robert Reinacher, Jr. Greentree Stable 1:45.60
1986 Noranc Herb McCauley J. Provost Gallopping Acres/Hidden Point 1:44.60
1985 Erstwhile C. Husset Cam Gambolati Hunter Farm 1:48.00
1984 Sure Too Explode Richard Luhr S. Ingram Frederick Lehmann 1:24.40



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