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Florida Derby to run Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Florida Derby to run Saturday at Gulfstream Park

The 67th Florida Derby, with a $1 million purse, will take place on Saturday, March 31, at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com).

A top prep for horseracing’s Triple Crown, the derby will be one of 14 races that have purses totaling $2.3 million. The first race’s post time is 11:30 a.m.

Throughout the Florida Derby’s history, 24 starters have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby, 19 have won the Preakness and 16 have won the Belmont.

On race day, order Maker’s Mark orange orchids, the derby’s official drink, and be sure to wear...

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