HorseRacingFLA Staff Report
On Saturday, Tampa Bay Downs will run the first four stakes races of its 2017-2018 season.
Those races are part of a ten-race program, with first post scheduled for 12:25 p.m.
Gulfstream Park will have five Saturday stakes races. All are Grade 3, with $100,000 purses. They are part of an 11-race card with first post of 12:00 p.m.
We will have previews and other coverage on Saturday on this Web site and on our blog which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of this Web site.
Tampa Bay Stakes
*2nd race – Florida Sire Stakes $125,000 City of Ocala, 7 furlongs on dirt for 3-year old fillies that are bred in Florida and eligible for FSS races
*3rd race—Florida Sire Stakes $125,000 Marion County, 7 furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old males that are bred in Florida and eligible for FSS races.
*6th race — $100,000 Sandpiper, 6 furlongs on dirt for 2-year-old fillies.
*9th race — $100,000 Inaugural, 6 furlongs on dirt for 2-year-old males.
*5th race – Rampart, one mile on dirt for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up
*7th race – Sugar Swirl – six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up
*8th race – My Charmer—one mile on turf for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up
*9th race – Harlan’s Holiday– 1 1/16 miles on dirt, 3-year-olds and up
*10th race – Tropical Turf – one mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up