Trainer Rick Slomkowski and owner Frank Calabrese pulled off a racing triple Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, teaming to win with Casablanca Babe (Race 4, $10.80), Thousandkissesdeep (Race 7, $12.40) and Frank Joseph (Race 9, $5.80). Willie Martinez won aboard Street Guy (Race 8, $11.20), Royal War Academy (Race 10, $5.60), Thousandkissesdeep and Frank Joseph.
Run to the Roses: Pyro, the Risen Star and Louisiana Derby winner, remained No. 1 in the Associated Press top 10, and Florida Derby winner Big Brown is No. 2 after being unranked. Big Brown is scheduled to remain at Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach for his next workout, then it's on to the Kentucky Derby May 3. War Pass moved to No. 3 and headlines the field for Saturday's Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The Santa Anita Derby features the top 3-year-olds on the West Coast — No. 4 Colonel John, No. 8 El Gato Malo and No. 9 Georgie Boy. Also set for Saturday is the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Park, featuring unbeaten and No. 5 Denis of Cork.
around the tracks: Hostess beat Mauralakana by 1½ lengths in the $150,000 Orchid Handicap, running 1½ miles in 2:25.83 and paying $12.80, $5.40 and $3.20 at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach. … Lethal Heat won his third race this month, finishing 1¾ lengths ahead of P.S.U. Grad in the Grade III, $108,500 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Lethal Heat ran 6½ furlongs in 1:14.91 paid $16, $6 and $4.
Derby Lane: McAllister Kennels can become the first operation to win 500 races in a meet today at the St. Petersburg greyhound facility. McAllister leads the standings with 499 after winning 17 times last week. McAllister has 15 greyhounds entered in today's doubleheader, and leads Cal Holland by 181 wins.
Information from Times wires was used in this report.