Log In

ABOUT THE FLORIDA DERBY

The Florida Derby is a Triple Crown Prep race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. It takes place five weeks before the Kentucky Derby, which is typically either at the end of March or the beginning of April. The Grade I race has been a part of the racing calendar since 1952 and covers 1+1⁄8 miles on dirt and boasts a purse of $1,000,000.

Over the years, the Florida Derby has gained prestige as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby and has been a part of the official Road to the Kentucky Derby since 2013. Originally held in early to mid-March, Kentucky Derby hopefuls would then run in another major prep race in April. However, in 2005, Gulfstream Park shifted its schedule to run the Florida Derby five weeks before the Kentucky Derby. Although initially perceived as a disadvantage, the spacing of the races began to be seen as a potential advantage after Barbaro won the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

Interesting Florida Derby fact, 20 Florida Derby winners have won one or more of the Triple Crown Classics, which include the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.




FLORIDA DERBY DAY 2023 RACES

Saturday, April 1, 2023 // Gulfstream Park

RACE // PURSE TYPE // SURFACE DISTANCE // TIME
Race 1 // $84K Maiden // Turf 1 Mile // 11:30AM ET
Race 2 // $50K Maiden // AW 5 1/2 Furlongs // 11:59AM ET
Race 3 // $100K Cutler Bay S. // Turf 7 1/2 Furlongs // 12:28PM ET
Race 4 // $86K Allowance // Dirt 1 Mile // 12:57PM ET
Race 5 // $200K Pan American S. // Turf 1 1/2 Miles // 1:26PM ET
Race 6 // $84K Maiden // Turf 1 Mile // 1:56PM ET
Race 7 // $150K Ghostzapper S. // Dirt 1 1/16 Miles // 2:26PM ET
Race 8 // $150K Orchid S. // Turf 1 1/2 Miles // 2:56PM ET
Race 9 // $100K Sir Shackleton S. // Dirt 7 Furlongs // 3:31PM ET
Race 10 // $150K Sand Springs S. // Turf 1 1/16 Miles // 4:04PM ET
Race 11 // $100K Sanibel Island S. // Turf 7 1/2 Furlongs // 4:38PM ET
Race 12 // $250K Gulfstream Park Oaks // Dirt 1 1/16 Miles // 5:15PM ET
Race 13 // $150K Appleton S. // Turf 1 Mile // 5:57PM ET
Race 14 // $1M Curlin Florida Derby // Dirt 1 1/8 Miles // 6:40PM ET


FLORIDA DERBY 2023 CONTENDERS

CONTENDER PROFILES →

POST | RUNNER JOCKEY TRAINER
1 | Jungfrau Paco Lopez William Mott
2 | West Coast Cowboy Sonny Leon Saffie Joseph Jr.
3 | Shaq Diesel Miguel Vasquez Renaldo Richards
4 | Mage Luis Saez Gustavo Delgado
5 | Mr. Peeks Edwin Gonzalez Saffie Joseph Jr.
6 | Nautical Star Leonel Reyes Saffie Joseph Jr.
7 | Il Miracolo Jesus Rios Antonio Sano
8 | Mr. Ripple Edgard Zayas Saffie Joseph Jr.
9 | Cyclone Mischief Javier Castellano Dale Romans
10 | Fort Bragg Joel Rosario Tim Yakteen
11 | Forte Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher
12 | Dubyuhnell Jose Ortiz Danny Gargan


FLORIDA DERBY RACE RESULTS

Recent Winners

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY | TRAINER
2022 White Abarrio Tyler Gaffalione| Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.
2021 Known Agenda Irad Ortiz, Jr. | Todd A. Pletcher
2020 Tiz the Law Manuel Franco | Barclay Tagg
2019 Maximum Security Luis Saez| Jason Servis
2018 Audible John R. Velazquez | Todd A. Pletcher


FLORIDA DERBY RACE REPLAY

XB Blog

XB Blog

6.13.2024

1/ST POST: Why Play Today? Thursday, June 13, 2024

EXTRA INCENTIVES 2 Million 1/ST Rewards Points Hit & Split | Santa Anita | Late Pick 4 TOURNAMENT TIME $40 Santa Anita Feeder | details $40 Canterbury Feeder | detailsNOTABLE CARRYOVERS Jackpot ...

Read Article
6.12.2024

Jon White's Final Blog: Dornoch Wins Belmont at Odds of 17-1

Upset, upset, upset. That’s what happened in each of the three Triple Crown races this year. Mystik Dan won the Kentucky Derby at 18-1. Seize the Grey was victorious in the Preakness Stakes at 9-1. ...

Read Article
6.12.2024

Frank Carulli: Laurel Park Pick 4 Analysis | Friday, June 14, 2024

Two favorites and two $20-plus horses produced a $429 payout in the late 50-cent Pick 4 at Laurel Park last Friday. A pair of crowded turf races could hold the key to unlocking this week’s sequence....

Read Article

BETTING THE
CURLIN
FLORIDA DERBY




When is the 2023 Florida Derby?

The 2023 Florida Derby will be ran on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Since 2005, it has been run five weeks before the Kentucky Derby, which the Kentucky Derby is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May.

What time is the 2023 Florida Derby?

The Florida Derby is Race 15 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 6:40PM ET. It is part of a full card of racing at Gulfstream Park, including multiple other stakes races.

Where is the Florida Derby run?

The Florida Derby is run at Gulfstream Park, in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

How can I watch or live-stream the Florida Derby?

SIGN UP NOW for a Free Xpressbet.com account to live-stream the Florida Derby plus hundreds of other tracks and major horse racing events throughout the year.

How can I bet on the Florida Derby?

Xpressbet is the offical wagering partner of the Florida Derby and offers legal wagering, live video and expert picks. SIGN UP NOW and start betting!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: GET200 - Promotional offer begins April 22, 2024 and continues until further notice. Open only to new 1/ST signups through Xpressbet and 1/ST BET and lapsed DRF Bets customers. A lapsed DRF Bets customer is defined as someone who has not wagered with DRF Bets in the last 13 months. Customer will receive up to a $200 Sign Up Bonus based on their wagering activity in their first 60 days after sign up. Customer will receive a $20 Bonus for every $100 they wager, up to a maximum of Bonus of $200, based on $1,000 wagered, in their first 60 days. Promotional wagering credits will be deposited by 1/ST into eligible accounts within three (3) days of reaching each $100 increment. Wagers that are refunded or canceled do not count as eligible wagers. Wagering credits are different from cash, and cannot be transferred, redeemed or withdrawn. Unused wagering credits will be withdrawn 14 days after they are deposited. Must be 18 or older (21 in AL, AZ, IA, IN, KS, NH, ND, WA) to open an account with Xpressbet and reside in a state where such activity is legal. Void where prohibited. Cannot be combined with any other offer. National Problem Gambling Support Line 800.522.4700.