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Xpressbet Florida Derby Results

FinishHorseTrainerJockey
1stMaximum SecurityJ. ServisL. Saez
2ndBodexpressG. DelgadoN. Juarez
3rdCode of HonorC. McGaughey IIIJ. Velazquez
4thBourbon War M. HennigI. Ortiz, Jr.
5thCurrentT. PletcherM. Franco
6thHidden Scroll W. MottJ. Castellano
7thUnion's DestinyJ. AvilaL. Reyes
8thHarvey WallbangerK. McPeekB. Hernandez, Jr.
9thEverfastD. RomansC. Landeros
10thGarter And TieR. NicksJ. Sanchez
11thHard BelleJ. MejiaJ. Batista

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Florida Derby

What day is the Xpressbet Florida Derby? The Xpressbet Florida Derby is run on March 30, 2019. Since 2005, it has been run five weeks before the Kentucky Derby, which is held on the first Saturday in May.

What time is the Xpressbet Florida Derby? The Xpressbet Florida Derby is part of a full card of racing at Gulfstream Park, including nine other stakes races. Post time for the Xpressbet Florida Derby will be announced in late March.

Where is the Xpressbet Florida Derby run? The Xpressbet Florida Derby is run at Gulfstream Park, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

How can I watch the Xpressbet Florida Derby? Watch online at Xpressbet.com or on NBCSN starting at 6PM ET .

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Stakes Races

Race NameGradePurseDistance/SurfaceRestrictions
Xpressbet Florida DerbyI $1,000,000 1 1/8 Mile Dirt3yo
Gulfstream Park MileII $300,000 1 Mile Dirt 4&Up
Gulfstream Park OaksII $250,000 1 1/16 Mile Dirt3yo F
Pan American StakesII $250,000 1 1/2 Mile Turf 4&Up
Sand Springs $100,000 1 Mile Turf 4&Up F&M
Cutler Bay $125,000 1Mile Turf 3yo
Sanibel Island $125,000 1 MIle Turf 3yo F

Florida Derby History

The Xpressbet Florida Derby is one of the most important Kentucky Derby prep races. Since 2005, it has been run five weeks before the Kentucky Derby, which is held on the first Saturday in May. Florida Derby winners have found success in the Kentucky Derby, with a total of 24 Florida Derby runners winning the Kentucky Derby, more than any other prep race. Recent Florida Derby winners to pull the double include Always Dreaming (2017), Nyquist (2016), and Orb (2013).

The race runs on the dirt main track at Gulfstream Park at a distance of 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs). The Florida Derby runners compete for a $1 million purse and 180 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. The winner will get 100 points, usually guaranteeing him a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate.

The Florida Derby was first run in 1952 and originally run in early to mid-March with Kentucky Derby hopefuls running in another major prep race later in April. In 2005, when the race shifted to run the race five weeks before the Kentucky Derby, allowing horses to come into the Kentucky Derby well rested.

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3.31.2019

Xpressbet Florida Derby Post-Race Quotes

Winning Time: 1:48.86 Winning Margins: 3 ½, 3 ¼, ¾ Winning Payoff: $11.60 Order of finish: Maximum Security, Bodexpress, Code of Honor, Bourbon War, Current, Hidden Scroll, Union’s Destiny, ...

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3.31.2019

Maximum Security Exits Xpressbet Florida Derby Win in Good Order

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security exited his dominating triumph in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in good order Sunday mor...

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3.30.2019

Maximum Security Wins Xpressbet Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security locked up Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket for a start in this year’s...

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3.27.2019

Code of Honor Has Tough Act to Follow in Grade 1 Xpressbet Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – W. S. Farish’s Code of Honor lived up to the expectations he generated during his 2-year-old campaign when the Shug McGaughey-trained colt rallied to win the $400,000 Xpre...

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3.25.2019

Code of Honor Finalizes Preparations for Xpressbet Florida Derby

INDIANTOWN, FL –  “All systems are go” with W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who breezed a half-mile in 48.40 seconds Monday morning here at Payson Park in preparation for a much-anticipated star...

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3.16.2019

Code of Honor, Harvey Wallbanger Breeze for Xpressbet Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey Saturday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfs...

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