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Tampa Bay Derby

Grade III race
Tampa Bay Derby
Location Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa, Florida, United States
Inaugurated 1981
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-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000.

The Tampa Bay Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held in mid March at Tampa Bay Downs. A Grade III event since 2002, it is open to three-year-olds willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles (8.5 furlongs) on the dirt. The race has gained in popularity over the past few years and is now listed as an official prep race for the Kentucky Derby. In 2007, Street Sense became the first Tampa Bay Derby participant to win the Derby.

Since 1995, the Tampa Bay Derby and the Florida Oaks have been run on the same race card.


Speed record:

  • 1:43.11 - Street Sense (2007) (new stakes and track record for 1 1/16 miles)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • No trainer has won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2- Eric Fein (2008,2009)

Winners of the Tampa Bay Derby






2010 Odysseus Rajiv Maragh Thomas Albertrani Padua Stables 1:44.31
2009 Musket Man Daniel Centeno Derek Ryan Eric Fein/Vic Carlson 1:43.67
2008 Big Truck Eibar Coa Barclay Tagg Eric Fein 1:44.25
2007 Street Sense Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 1:43.11
2006 Deputy Glitters Jose Lezcano Tom Albertrani Joseph Lacombe Stable 1:44.26
2005 Sun King Edgar Prado Nick Zito Tracy Farmer 1:43.98
2004 Limehouse Pat Day Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1:43.99
2003 Region of Merit Eibar Coa Christophe Clement Calumet Farm 1:44.61
2002 Equality Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Pin Oak Farm 1:43.66
2001 Burning Roma Richard Migliore Heather A. Giglio Harold L. Queen 1:44.30
2000 Wheelaway Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel C. Kimmel / P. Solondz 1:43.90
1999 Pineaff Jose A. Santos Kenneth McPeek Roy & Joyce Monroe 1:45.20
1998 Parade Ground Pat Day Neil J. Howard W. S. Farish / S. Hilbert 1:45.40
1997 Zede Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:44.80
1996 Thundering Storm Jorge Guerra Don R. Rice Deborrah Artz 1:43.80
1995 Gazook Gary Boulanger J. Bert Sonnier Du-Zee Stables 1:45.40
1994 Prix de Crouton Mickey Walls Loren Berg Loren & Kathleen Berg 1:46.60
1993 Marco Bay Ron Allen, Jr. Sarah Lundy Jay Shaw 1:44.40
1992 Careful Gesture Robert N. Lester Elbert Dixon Cecilia Dixon 1:45.80
1991 Speedy Cure Ricardo Lopez Harvey Culp Susan B. Fisher 1:46.20
1990 Champagneforashley Jacinto Vasquez Howard M. Tesher Baker/Kaskel/Feinbloom 1:44.00
1989 Storm Predictions Steve Gaffalione Luis Olivares Three G Stables 1:43.80
1988 Cefis Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm/ R. Kirkhar 1:44.40
1987 Phantom Jet Keith K. Allen Phillip Gleaves Aisco Stables 1:43.80
1986 My Prince Charming Craig Perret Newcomb Green Aronow Stable 1:46.60
1985 Regal Remark Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:46.80
1984 Bold Southerner Wayne Crews Paul Maxwell Rusticwoods Farm 1:44.60
1983 Morganmorganmorgan Willie Rodriguez Art Monteiro Morgan Bishop 1:47.20
1982 Reinvested Richard D. Luhr Stanley M. Hough Harbor View Farm 1:45.20
1981 Paristo David Ashcroft George Handy Belmont Farm 1:45.40



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