The Tampa Bay Derby

The Tampa Bay Derby started in 1981, and is one of the more important qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby. It has a prize purse of $400,000 for the 2019 edition. It takes place on March 9th at Tampa Bay Downs.


World renowned trainer Todd Pletcher has five wins in this race, the most of any trainer.

In addition some of best horses will be racing, perhaps the future Kentucky Derby winner. Tampa Bay downs is just one of the many great tracks in Florida. Gulfstream Park is another great track that holds the prestigious Florida Derby

The Tampa Bay Derby runs on March 9th, 2019.