2017 Tampa Bay Derby Results & Race Replay - Tapwrit

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs

The $350,000 G2 Tampa Bay Derby took place Saturday, March 11 at Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Florida. Some of the best three year olds around were featured as they raced 1 1/16 miles on Tampa Bay's dirt track for not only the winner's share of the purse but also the 50-20-10-5 points awarded toward Kentucky Derby qualifying for the first through fourth place finishers. As expected it was even-money favorite Tapwrit that emerged victorious in the race that was absent unbeaten McCracken He won by an eye-opening 4 1/2 lengths in stakes-record fashion. Pacesetter State of Honor finished second at 9-1 odds in the field of 10 with 5-1 third choice Wild Shot getting in for third. No Dozing was fourth while 9-2 second betting choice Beasley, Basha, Tale of Silence, Sonic Mule, Zion Valley and The Money Monster completed the order of finish.

2017 Tampa Bay Derby Race Results & Payoffs

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
5 Tapwrit Jose L. Ortiz 4.20 3.20 2.80
8 State of Honor Julien R. Leparoux 7.00 4.60
9 Wild Shot Robby Albarado 4.00


  • $2 Exacta (5-8) Paid: $31.80
  • $1 Trifecta (5-8-9) Paid: $56.50
  • $1 Superfecta (5-8-9-4) Paid: $230.90
  • $2 Pentafecta (5-8-9-4-6) Paid: $1,286.80
  • $2 Daily Double (3/5) Paid: $19.20
  • $1 Pick 3 (6/3/5) Paid: $64.50
  • $1 Pick 5 (9/2/6/3/5) Paid: $527.00
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