The Florida Derby
Winner of the
Fountain of Youth
One of the most important of the Triple Crown prep races is the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park which has turned out 4 of the last 10 Kentucky Derby winners. This year's running is Saturday, March 13th, and will be televised on ABC from 5:30pm to 6:00pm Eastern time. The field of 11 includes such top quality 3 year olds as the Fountain of Youth winner Vicar, Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner up Aly's Alley, and Cat Thief. Here is the field in post position order; all entrants carry 122 lbs. The program page with past performance info will be available by Friday.
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This looks to be a very exciting race with some top Triple Crown prospects entered. I will be attending in person and will post photos, results, and comments on Saturday night.
Grits 'N Hard Toast
- Stable Notes from Gulfstream Park
- Florida Derby Stakes Info - nominations for now but will have the program page with past performances and full chart in Adobe Acrobat PDF format when available
- Results Chart from Equibase (available late Saturday)
- Vicar favored in Florida Derby from Washington Post and AP
- Three Ring's speed could alter Vicar's style from From Fox Sports
- Zito Has 2 Chances at Florida Derby from Newsday
- Huge weekend for 3-year-olds from the Record Online
- Vicar could give Nafzger a shot by Ed Gray from the Boston Herald
- News Index Search to find more Florida Derby articles
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All photos by the author.