02/03/2014 1:11PM

Tampa Bay Downs: Sam F. Davis, Suncoast a study in contrast


OLDSMAR, Fla. – Tampa Bay Downs’s traditional stage-setters for its top stakes of the meeting were run Saturday, and the results were as different as night and day. Three-year-olds ran in the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam Davis Stakes on Saturday, a prep for the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby, and 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Suncoast, a prep for the Grade 3 Florida Oaks. Both the Tampa Bay Derby and Florida Oaks will be run March 8.