Florida Oaks

The Florida Oaks is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies over the distance of 1+116 miles on the turf scheduled annually in mid-March at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Florida. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.[1]

Florida Oaks
Grade III race
LocationTampa Bay Downs
Oldsmar, Florida
Inaugurated1984
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.tampabaydowns.com
Race information
Distance1+116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight123 lbs. with allowances
Purse$200,000 (since 2014)

HistoryEdit

The race was inaugurated on 10 March 1984, at a distance of seven furlongs on the dirt and was won by Sure Too Explode who was ridden by the Tampa Bay Downs track leading jockey Rick Luhr in a time of 1:2425.[2] The next year, the distance was changed in 1985 to 1+116 miles and has remained so to date.[1]

The Florida Oaks was first upgraded to Grade III status by the American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) in 1996, but was downgraded to listed status in 2004.[3]

It returned to Grade III in 2008 but was again downgraded for 2011.[4]

In 2011 Tampa Bay Downs officials decided to switch the race to the turf.[5] The AGSC restored the Grade III designation for the 2013 edition.[1]

Two Florida Oaks winners, Luv Me Luv Me Not in 1992 and Secret Status in 2000, went on to win the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1+116 miles turf – 1:41.89 Tapicat (2013)
  • 1+116 miles dirt – 1:43.65 Don't Forget Gil (2009)

Margins:

  • 9 lengths – R Lady Joy (2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
2021 Domain Expertise Antonior Gallardo Chad C. Brown Klaravich Stables 1+116 miles 1:41.12 $152,500 III [6]
2020 Outburst (GB) Javier Castellano Eddie Kenneally Marc Detampel, TSF Thoroughbred Racing & Rebecca Hillen 1+116 miles 1:42.03 $150,000 III [7]
2019 Concrete Rose Julien R. Leparoux George R. Arnold II Ashbrook Farm & BBN Racing 1+116 miles 1:43.02 $150,000 III [8]
2018 Andina Del Sur Julien R. Leparoux Thomas Albertrani Don Alberto Stable 1+116 miles 1:42.37 $150,000 III [9]
2017 Fifty Five Jose L. Ortiz Thomas M. Bush Empire Equines 1+116 miles 1:41.60 $155,000 III [10]
2016 Baciami Piccola (GB) Julien R. Leparoux Brian A. Lynch Amerman Racing 1+116 miles 1:42.20 $155,000 III [11]
2015 Quality Rocks Jose Lezcano William I. Mott Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable & Destiny Oaks Of Ocala 1+116 miles 1:43.39 $180,000 III [12]
2014 Testa Rossi (FR) Jose Lezcano Chad C. Brown James Covello, Thomas Coleman & Doheny Racing Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.51 $152,500 III [13]
2013 Tapicat Joel Rosario William I. Mott Besilu Stables 1+116 miles 1:41.89 $100,000 III [14]
2012 § Dixie Strike Jose Lezcano Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1+116 miles 1:43.30 $105,000 Listed [15]
2011 Dynamic Holiday Ramon A. Dominguez H. Graham Motion Augustin Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.56 $105,000 Listed [16]
2010 Diva Delite Rosemary Homeister Jr. David A. Vivian Barbara Vivian & Dominic Vittese 1+116 miles 1:46.10 $170,000 III [17]
2009 Don't Forget Gil Rajiv Maragh Mark A. Hennig Alan Brodsky 1+116 miles 1:43.60 $200,000 III [18]
2008 Awesome Chic Irwin J. Rosendo Rafael Ramos Aurora Springs Stable 1+116 miles 1:44.38 $200,000 III [19]
2007 Cotton Blossom John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Dogwood Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.06 $200,000 Listed [20]
2006 Bushfire John R. Velazquez Eddie Kenneally Ron & Ricki Rashinski 1+116 miles 1:46.25 $200,000 Listed [21]
2005 R Lady Joy Jose Lezcano Kirk Ziadie Richard N. Averill 1+116 miles 1:44.58 $150,000 Listed [22]
2004 Ender's Sister Pat Day George R. Arnold II Green Lantern Stables 1+116 miles 1:45.66 $150,000 Listed [23]
2003 Ebony Breeze Mark Guidry William I. Mott Kinsman Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.20 $150,000 III [24]
2002 French Satin Ramon A. Dominguez Steven W. Standridge Sabine Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.29 $150,000 III [25]
2001 Quick Tip Richard Migliore Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1+116 miles 1:45.36 $150,000 III [26]
2000 Secret Status Pat Day Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III, James A. Elkins Jr. & W. Temple Webber Jr. 1+116 miles 1:45.05 $125,000 III [27]
1999 Crown Jewel Luis Jeronimo Martinez Evelio Garcia Donald Murray 1+116 miles 1:45.60 $100,000 III [28]
1998 Pantufla Pat Day David M. Carroll Helen Alexander 1+116 miles 1:45.40 $100,000 III [29]
1997 Anklet Shane Sellers W. Elliott Walden Alexander S. Loeb, Brad ay & Jeffrey S. Sullivan 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $100,000 III [30]
1996 Mindy Gayle Jorge A. Guerra Julian Canet Tanenbaum Racing Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.80 $100,000 III [31]
1995 Sneaky Quiet Mike E. Smith Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III & Temple Webber Jr. 1+116 miles 1:45.40 $100,000 Listed [32]
1994 Cavada Kevin Whitley A. Archie Smith Jr. Bebe R. Dalton 1+116 miles 1:46.40 $100,000 Listed [33]
1993 Star Jolie Eduardo O. Nunez Ronald H. McKenzie Five Star Stables 1+116 miles 1:45.60 $100,000 Listed [34]
1992 Luv Me Luv Me Not Willie Martinez Glenn S. Wismer Philip & Judy Maas 1+116 miles 1:45.60 $100,000 Listed [35]
1991 Designated Dancer Willie Martinez Oliver E. Edwards David Melin 1+116 miles 1:45.40 $100,000 Listed [36]
1990 Dance Colony Herb McCauley Ross R. Pearce Buckland Farm 1+116 miles 1:45.20 $100,000 [37]
1989 She's Scrumptious Richard Murray Adkins Glenn S. Wismer Philip & Judy Maas 1+116 miles 1:46.00 $100,000 [38]
1988 Colonial Waters Victor H. Molina John P. Campo Buckland Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.80 $110,000 [39]
1987 Single Blade Julio Molina Pezua Robert J. Reinacher Jr. Greentree Stable 1+116 miles 1:45.60 $130,000 [40]
1986 Noranc Herb McCauley Joseph Provost Gallopping Acres & Hidden Point Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.60 $108,300 [41]
1985 Erstwhile Charles Hussey Cam Gambolati Hunter Farm 1+116 miles 1:48.00 $56,450 [42]
1984 Sure Too Explode Rick D. Luhr Sherman Ingram Frederick Lehmann 7 furlongs 1:24.40 $62,200 [2]

Legend:
  Dirt   Turf
Notes:
§ Ran as an entry

See alsoEdit

External sitesEdit

Tampa Bay Downs Media Guide 2021

ReferencesEdit

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