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Busy Weekend of Derby Preps

Monarchos, winner of the Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby in 2001

Dateline: 03/15/02

Florida Derby, Swale, Gotham, Tampa Bay Derby, and San Felipe results and photos

This weekend there are major prep races in Florida, New York, and California with many of the top Triple Crown prospects taking to the track. First off on Saturday at Gulfstream Park is the Florida Derby where the field 11 includes several top prospects plus the Swale Stakes is on the undercard. Sunday will have three major preps with the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, the Gotham at Aqueduct, and the Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs.

Don't forget the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool Two is open this weekend, so get your wagers in before 5:30pm EST Sunday. ESPN will show the Florida races on Saturday from 5:00-6:00pm EST while ESPN2 will have the Sunday races from 4:00-5:00pm. You can also watch or listen online at the links below.

Past performances will be available free online from Equibase and the Daily Racing Form at the links below the entries for each race. Below are the fields for each with morning line odds where available and links to useful info for each.

Swale Stakes (G3)

Purse: $150,000     Distance: 7 furlongs     Post Time: 1:25pm EST

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1116 Governor Hickel Zito Stevens 5-1
2116 Axis Walden Prado 6-1
3116 Vinemeister Seewald Velez 12-1
4120 Listen Here Mott Bailey 2-1
5116 Ethan Man Byrne Day 4-5

Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
Live Audio/Video
Results chart Race 4
More Gulfstream Park info

Florida Derby (G1)

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles     Post Time: 5:40pm EST

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1122 Nokoma Pletcher Velazquez 5-1
1A122 Smooth Jazz Pletcher Velazquez 5-1
2122 Monthir Hennig Day 6-1
3122 Harlan's Holiday McPeek Prado 5-2
4122 Booklet Ward Chavez 4-1
5122 Peekskill Reinstedler Santos 15-1
6122 Puck White Velasquez 15-1
7122 High Star Zito Stevens 8-1
8122 D'Coach McGaughey Castellano 10-1
9122 Personal Reward Hennig Coa 20-1
10122 Blue Burner Mott Bailey 8-1

Free past performances from Equibase
Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
Live Audio/Video
Results chart Race 12
More Gulfstream Park info

San Felipe (G2)

Purse: $250,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles     Post Time: 3:45pm PST

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1 116 Tracemark Dollase Solis
2 116 Gobi Dan Gallagher Delahoussaye
3 116 Medaglia d'Oro Frankel Pincay
4 122 Siphonic Hofmans Bailey
5 116 Puerto Banus Baffert Stevens
6 116 Shah Jehan Lukas Smith
7 116 U S S Tinosa Hollendorfer Desormeaux

Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
e-ponies picks (on race day only)
Live Audio
Results chart Race 7
More Santa Anita info

Gotham Stakes (G3)

Purse: $200,000     Distance: 1 mile     Post Time: 4:42pm EST

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1 116 Rum Splasher Reynolds Arroyo 12-1
2 116 Mayakovsky Biancone Prado 6-5
3 116 Two Shakes Violette Luzzi 15-1
4 116 Tank's Expectation Capuano Gryder 10-1
5 116 Heir D'Twine DiMauro Castellano 8-1
6 116 Parade of Music Servis Migliore 15-1
7 120 Saarland McGaughey Velazquez 7-5

Free past performances from Equibase
Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
e-ponies picks (on race day only)
Live Audio
Results chart Race 9
More Aqueduct info
Tampa Bay Derby

Purse: $200,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles     Post Time: 4:46pm EST

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1 118 Mucho Rapido Vanier Emigh 15-1
2 116 Raymond Springs O'Connell Houghton 10-1
3 116 Final Prophecy Mitchell Sealock 30-1
4 116 Our Buck Londono Mata 20-1
5 123 Tails of the Crypt Ross Ramsammy 5-1
6 123 Showmeitall Tortora Chavez 7-2
7 116 Inaugural Address Zito DeCarlo 12-1
8 118 Bunk N Ted Hutt Day 4-1
9 123 Political Attack Hennig Guidry 5-2
10 118 Equality Motion Dominguez 8-1

Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
Results chart Race 12
More Tampa Bay Downs info

Photograph ©2001,2002 Cindy Pierson Dulay, licenses to About.

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