Taking Stock: Tampa Bay's Big Day Showcased Top Outfits, Bloodstock

Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Florida, is a gem of a racecourse that doesn't get the accolades it should. Owned by Stella Thayer, president of the track and a member of The Jockey Club, and her brother, Howell Ferguson, Tampa Bay Downs is expertly managed day to day by Peter Berube, vice president and general manager, and Margo Flynn, vice president of marketing. This was obvious on Saturday--"Festival Day 42"--when the track showcased its signature event, the Gll Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, one of five black-type events on the...

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Nyquist Colt Stays Hot at Tampa

After beginning the new year with a pair of victories, the streaking Scalding (c, 4, Nyquist--Hot Water, by Medaglia d'Oro) continued his ascension with a game neck decision over favored Cody's Wish (Curlin) while making his stakes debut in Saturday's GIII Michelob Ultra Challenger S. at Tampa. Dynamic One (Union Rags) was third. The 5-1 chance sat a good trip in an outside third. He set his sights on the leader rounding the far turn as Cody's Wish, a winner of three straight at Churchill last fall, also revved up...

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