By Monique Welch
Mongolian Saturday, winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Grade 1) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., is one of the big names among the 31 nominees for the 13th running of the $100,000 Turf Dash at Tampa Bay Downs.
The Turf Dash will be run Dec. 31, at five furlongs on turf, for 3-year-olds and up.
Fast Flying Rumor, Power Alert and Triple Chelsea are other well-known horses among the nominees.
Fast Flying Rumor and Power Alert finished first and second in last year’s Turf Dash.
The 3-year-old filly Triple Chelsea won the $100,000 Lightning City Stakes, for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up, at five furlongs on turf at Tampa Bay Downs on Dec. 17.
*Tampa Bay Downs will not have racing this Saturday, Christmas Eve, or Sunday, Christmas Day.
It will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday Dec. 28. Live racing days will be Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.