The Florida Derby

About the Race

The Florida Derby is a race for three-year-old horses held annually at Gulfstream Park, one of the best facilities in racing.Usually it runs five weeks before the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby. As a result the Florida Derby will take place on March 30th, 2019.

The Florida Derby was first run in 1952, and has been a renowned prep race for the Kentucky Derby. In fact, Florida Derby horses have gone on to much future success. Participants in the race have won over 50 Triple Crown races.