01/22/2017 12:59PM

McCraken's 3-year-old debut will be Sam Davis Stakes


The undefeated McCraken, who along with Classic Empire is one of the top Kentucky Derby prospects based in South Florida this winter, is scheduled to make his first start at age 3 in the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 11, trainer Ian Wilkes said Sunday morning.