Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:22 PM
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:00 PM
(Edited press release)
TVG will broadcast live, trackside coverage of the $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) from Tampa Bay Downs March 14. Coverage of the track’s marquee race begins at 4 p.m. ET, with post time at 5:26 p.m. ET.
TVG’s Todd Schrupp and Simon Bray will be onsite to provide live reports of the action. The Tampa Bay Derby has emerged as one of the premiere Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep races and is the highlight of Festival Day, the track’s richest day of racing.
Street Sense won the 2007 Tampa Bay Derby on his way to a win in that year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Bluegrass Cat finished second in the 2006 Tampa Bay Derby and went on to second-place finishes in both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Editor's notes 1) Last year, War Pass entered the gate as the 1-9 favorite and finished a listless last as the local long shots held sway. 2) Dish Network satellite carries TVG on channel 405. DirectTV satellite carries TVG on channel 602. 3) Live streaming video available at Tampa Bay Downs.