The displayed running times for each of the turf races on Saturday’s Festival Preview Day card at Tampa Bay Downs have been revised upon discovery of an error by Trakus, the electronic tracking and timing company used by the track.
The Trakus charts, Teleview times and hand-held times were in agreement, but the incorrect posted display times were announced on-track and published by Equibase before the discrepancy was discovered late Saturday night.
Instead of setting a mile-and-a-sixteenth turf track record in the Grade III, $150,000 Endeavour Stakes, as was announced after the race, 5-year-old mare Old Tune officially ran the distance in 1:41.48, 1.22 seconds off My Lordship’s 2006 stakes record and almost two seconds slower than Legs Galore’s still-standing track record of 1:39.65, set in the 1999 Tampa Bay Breeders’ Cup.
The fractional times for the Endeavour have been revised to 24.07 seconds for the quarter-mile, 48.05 for the half, 1:11.84 for six furlongs and 1:35.56 for the mile.
In the Grade III, $150,000 Florida Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, Tapicat’s revised time of 1:41.89 is still a stakes record, eclipsing the 1:43.30 mark by 2012 winner Dixie Strike. Saturday was only the third time the Florida Oaks has been run on the turf. The revised fractional times for the Florida Oaks are 24.41, 48.59, 1:12.11 and 1:35.94.
Track officials regret the inconvenience caused by the miscommunication.