2015 Tampa Bay Derby Results & Race Replay - Carpe Diem

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Carpe Diem Wins Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs

Las Vegas, NV - The $350,000 Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby was contested at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, March 7 - a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race for three year old hopefuls. Even-money favorite Carpe Diem claimed victory and the 50 qualifying points toward the Run for the Roses in relatively easy fashion in the 1 1/16 mile test- by five lengths for his third win in four starts. 13-1 shot Ami's Flatter finished second with Divining Rod getting in for third. Danzig Moon, Great Stuff, and Moonlight Bandit came next, followed by previously undefeated, 17-10 second choice Sam F. Davis winner Ocean Knight. My Johnny Be Good brought up the rear in the group of eight while Souper Colossal scratched.

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Tampa Bay Derby Race Results & Payouts

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
3 Carpe Diem J. Velazquez $4.00 $3.00 $2.40
4 Ami's Flatter L. Contreras   $9.00 $6.80
1 Divining Rod L. Garcia     $5.60

Times in 5ths: :23  :463  1:111  1:371    1:433

Times in 100ths: :23.10  :46.65  1:11.35  1:37.22    1:43.60

Winning Trainer: Pletcher Todd | Owner: WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC

Scratched: Souper Colossal

Unplaced horses listed in order of finish.
Also ran: Danzig Moon, Great Stuff, Moonlight Bandit, Ocean Knight and My Johnny Be Good
$2 Exacta (3-4) Paid: $40.40, $2 Trifecta (3-4-1) Paid: $147.20, $1 Superfecta (3-4-1-9) Paid: $320.60, $2 Pick 3 (3-2-3) 3 Correct Paid: $64.00 Pick 3 Pool $61,360.00 , $2 Daily Double (2-3) Paid: $8.40 Daily Double Pool $61,382.00

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