There are two stakes races, both dirt sprints for older horses, at Tampa Bay Downs this afternoon.
Internet station Radiostpete will carry track announcer Richard Grunder’s live call of each of those races.
The first of Saturday’s two stakes is the Pelican at six furlongs on dirt for 4-YO and up. It is the seventh race with scheduled post of 3:46 p.m.
The $50,000 Minaret is six furlongs on dirt for fillies and mares 4-YO and up. It is the ninth race, with scheduled post of 4:50 p.m.
Bob Bauer, HorseRacingFLA’s handicapper and associate editor for Tampa Bay, will preview both of those races during the post parade and then provide results and a recap after the race.
Radiostpete and HorseRacingFLA combine for that coverage of a “race of the day” each race day at the Oldsmar, Fla., thoroughbred track.
On days when Tampa Bay Downs has more than one stakes race, Radiostpete has live coverage of all of those races.
In an article to be run adjacent to this one, we will have our daily “Bob Bauer’s Bets” feature in which he will analyze the Pelican and the Minaret and provide his recommended bets for the two races. That daily race day report runs on this Web site and on our blog, which can be accessed on the menu bar at the top of the home page of this Web site.
Each race day, Radiostpete carries Bauer’s preview of the Tampa Bay Downs race card. His reports air at approximately 8:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, his reports air at approximately 9:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Bauer is a former director of publicity at Tampa Bay Downs and a former racing writer for the St. Petersburg Times