Watch VideoThe Florida Derby
A parade of horses have came through Florida before making their impact on the
classics. Snow Chief, who shipped from California to win the 1986 Florida Derby, disappointed in the Kentucky Derby but rebounded with a victory in the Preakness. Stephan’s Odyssey, sixth in the 1985 Florida Derby, finished second in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont in 1984, Swale captured the Florida Derby and then won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont. Pleasant Colony finished fifth in the 1981 Florida Derby but won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.
Florida Derby | Field Entries | Free Picks
Grade II Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park, $1000,000, 1 1/8 Dirt, Post Time: 6:19 ET
|1||Shanghai Bobby||R. Napravnik||T. Pletcher||5/2|
|2||Pick of the Litter||J. Castanon||D. Romans||6/1|
|3||Itsmyluckyday||E. Trujillo||E. Plesa, Jr.||2/1|
|4||Pontiff||A. Garcia||D. Romans||30/1|
|5||Frac Daddy||C. Lanerie||K. McPeek||20/1|
|6||Orb||J. Velazquez||S. McGaughey||3/1|
|7||Indy's Illusion||R. Maragh||B. Tagg||20/1|
|8||Merit Man||K. Desormeaux||R. Hess, Jr.||15/1|
|9||Are You Kidding Me||J. Lezcano||R. Attfield||15/1|
|10||Narvaez||P. Lopez||A. Bezara||20/1|
The $1,000,000 2013 Florida Derby (G1) is the major race for three year old colts and geldings at Gulfstream Park. It is also one of the last tune-ups for the Kentucky Derby. The Florida Derby is for three year old colts and gelding and will run on March 30, 2013. The race is set for 1 1/8 miles on the dirt.