02/11/2013 3:33PM

Tampa Bay Downs: Purple Egg works swiftly

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Tom Keyser
The undefeated Purple Egg won his first three outings before being sidelined with a recurring fever.

OLDSMAR, Fla. - Promising 3-year old Purple Egg got back to serious training Sunday when he worked a quick five furlongs in 1:01.40 for trainer Jane Cibelli at Tampa Bay Downs. The undefeated Purple Egg won his first three outings, including the Inaugural Stakes here on opening day, before being sidelined with a recurring fever.

Stakes winner It's Me Mom, who hasn't raced since September, topped the five-furlong workers with a 1:01.20 move.

Steve Reed More than 1 year ago
EXTREMELY NICE Horse WILL NOT BE READY FOR A Mile 1/4 come the first saturday in May one step at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would think Cibelli will point the Egg to the Tampa Bay Derby love to see him hook with Verrazano in the stretch and Top 2 finish gets him to the gate on May 4th. He won't hit the futures board until after the TBD a shame he is now in the all other field. Bide your time for a nice price on the Egg
ivanyamil More than 1 year ago
Tampa Bay Cowns? Is this a new track?
Tony Fortunelli More than 1 year ago
Purple Egg will not make it to the Kentucky Derby. He's got too far to go and already had a fever ... not life threatening but an indication that he may be fragile.
Erv Pofelski More than 1 year ago
A fever means fragle, Heck most horses get a fever,
Mine thatbird More than 1 year ago
Agree with you Erv. Lookin at Lucky had a couple fevers during his 3yo campaign. He was never fragile and was the best 3yo that year (not saying much I know). Still wish he didn't draw the 1 hole in the Derby and raced as a 4 year old but that is life.
Jimmy Gunn More than 1 year ago
This horse could win the Kentucky Derby.
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
he won't make the gate.
The_Whiz More than 1 year ago
Hey Racing Secretary at TBD (A. D.) how about a race for "MOM" She comes here every year and has to sit, wait and even beg for "U" to write a race for her - You don't have a problem writing races for J. Ness or J. Cibelli or "Woodman Stables". At TBD it only matters who you know and nothing like a level playing field...Just Sayin'
Carl Napolitana More than 1 year ago
Sayin WHAT. YOU said nothing.
Sam Shelby More than 1 year ago
Why would you give a horse this name? Must be living on a yellow submarine.
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
Because he was foaled on Easter? Because the owner likes raspberries and eggs for breakfast? Actually, when the owner was trying to think of a name, his pregnant wife was wearing a purple sweater which he said made her look like an egg. Thus the name. I agree, not a good name. He is by Lion Heart, out of Luminous Prize. Light Hearted would have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow...that's so original. name a horse along its bloodlines...you should get an award for creativity.