The Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 30
The 67th running of the Florida Derby figures to once again have a significant impact on the Triple Crown campaign. Three of the last five Kentucky Derby (G1) winners prepped with victories in Gulfstream's 1 1/8-mile stakes for 3-year-olds, including Always Dreaming and Nyquist, who achieved the feat in 2017 and 2016 respectively, and Orb who pulled off the Derby Double in 2013. Overall, 44 Kentucky Derby winners started in the Florida Derby, which has also been a springboard for the winners of 59 Triple Crown events.
The Reigning Champs
|March 31, 2018||Audible||John Velazquez||China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar Farm||Todd Pletcher||1:49.48|