Sam F. Davis S. (G3)

Race 10 at Tampa Bay Downs on February 14, 2009

  • Grade III
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
  • Dirt
  • $225,000
  • 3 yo
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:43.54
  General Quarters $29.00 $12.60 $6.40
  Sumo $24.00 $12.40
  Musket Man $4.60
$2 Exacta (2-10) $893.80
$2 Trifecta (2-10-9) $6,783.60
$2 Superfecta (2-10-9-7) $25,813.40
Order of Finish

General Quarters

Sky Mesa  – Ecology


  • J:James Lopez
  • T:Mark L. Miller
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. R. David Randal
  • O:Thomas R. McCarthy
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Sky Mesa , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 533 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $20,000; 2016 KEENOV, $50,000.


Fusaichi Pegasus  – Dyna Da Wyna


  • J:Rene R. Douglas
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Arthur B. Hancock III
  • O:Arthur B. Hancock, III
  • Margin:3
  • Sire: Fusaichi Pegasus , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 763 yearlings sold, median $73,416.
  • Broodmare Sire: Doc's Leader , Chestnut, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTSYRL, $190,000.

Musket Man

Yonaguska  – Fortuesque


  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Derek S. Ryan
  • B:Jim E. Nelson & Sergio De Sousa
  • O:Eric Fein and Vic Carlson
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Yonaguska , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Lifetime: 292 yearlings sold, median $22,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Fortunate Prospect , Dark Bay or Brown, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $15,000; 2008 ESMAY , $35,000.

Free Country

Big Country  – Smyrna


  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:Kenneth G. McPeek
  • B:George Brunacini & Bona Terra Farm
  • O:Silver Wing Stable, Et al

A. P. Cardinal

A.P. Indy  – Smok'n Frolic


  • J:Joe Bravo
  • T:Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Ol Memorial Stable and C. E. Glasscock

Top Seed

Grand Slam  – Bronze Route


  • J:Ronald Dale Allen, Jr.
  • T:Michael J. Trombetta
  • B:Capistrano Thoroughbreds
  • O:Harry C. and Tom O. Meyerhoff

Atomic Rain

Smart Strike  – Paradise Pond


  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Kelly J. Breen
  • B:William L. S. Landes III, Laura Landes & Sarah Landes
  • O:Lori and George Hall


  • J:Pascacio Lopez
  • T:Darrin Miller
  • B:Bruce T. Hundley
  • O:Silverton Hill LLC

Medaglia d'Onore

Medaglia d'Oro  – Always Ready


  • J:Daniel Centeno
  • T:Jamie Sanders
  • B:WinStar Farm, LLC
  • O:Paul M. Giacopelli and Donnie Kelly

Mitchell Park

Safe in the U S A  – Smart as Scot


  • J:Luis Antonio Gonzalez
  • T:Roy S. Lerman
  • B:Roy S. Lerman & Jayeff B Stables
  • O:Lambholm Stable

Player's List

Gimmeawink  – Darned Alarming


  • J:Arienne Cox
  • T:Wayne W. Rice
  • B:Robert Dodd
  • O:Wayne W. Rice
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