The Florida Derby

Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

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, 2018AudibleJohn VelazquezChina Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar FarmTodd Pletcher1:49.48

The Road to the Triple Crown Starts Here

There's nothing like being at the Florida Derby! A true spectacle on and off the track, the Florida Derby is the place to see and be seen for the fans and the horse racing community. Rub elbows with celebrities, television and film personalities as well as the industries top horse owners, trainers and jockeys in a week long celebration. The biggest race day of the year in South Florida, the Florida Derby is a showcase of the world's best horses and jockeys, who all are competing for the coveted title of Florida Derby Winner on their road to the Triple Crown.

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