Florida Derby - Schedule Of Events

Florida Derby - Schedule Of Events


 Welcome to Florida Derby Weekend.

Beginning Tuesday, with the first annual Florida Derby Golf Tournament, Gulfstream Park will play host to a number of events that culminate with the 60th running April 3 of the $1 million Florida Derby.

Few if any races have had the impact on the sport’s Triple Crown as Gulfstream’s signature Grade I event. Many of racing’s greatest stars have competed in the 1 1/8th mile Florida Derby, including Barbaro, Spectacular Bid, Northern Dancer, Swale, Holy Bull and Tim Tam. In the first 59 years, 39 runners have gone on to win a remarkable 54 Triple Crown events.

This year, Derby Weekend will also include Ladies Day on April 2. 

So whether it’s wagering on the world’s greatest thoroughbreds and jockeys – watching ‘The Road To The Florida Derby’ television special, enjoying our giveaways, hat contest, Saturday morning breakfast or helping to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen For The Cure – Gulfstream Park will be the center of the racing world and the place to be in South Florida.

It’s all here.



Tuesday, March 29

 Florida Derby Golf Tournament, Woodmont Country Club, 12:30 p.m. For information call 954.457.6672. Silent auction from 5-7 p.m.


Wednesday, March 30
Television Special: Road To The Florida Derby, ABC-TV, Channel 10, 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Will Manso and Johanna Gomez.


Thursday, March 31

Florida Derby hat giveaway: In Breezeway: 12-4 p.m. with program coupon.

Florida Derby post position draw, 1 p.m. Ten Palms. Rick Pitino will pull the pills. 

Friday, April 1

Free jockey playing cards
Florida Derby Weekend Cocktail Reception: 7-10 p.m. Walking ring. For more information, call 954.457.6201.


Saturday, April 2

Breakfast At Gulfstream: Free Gulfstream Park Oaks pink hat with paid breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Tiki Hut.

Free pink Gulfstream Park Oaks t-shirt: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with program coupon. Tiki Hut.

Free pink rose to first 2,500 women.

Ladies Day Hat Contest: Two $500 prizes; in  the winner’s circle after the seventh race.

$250,000 guaranteed Pick 5

Book signing: Author Alex Brown signs copies of his book ‘Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy’ 8-10 a.m. during ‘Breakfast At Gulfstream and noon to 4 p.m. at north entrance.
$150,000 Rampart Handicap for fillies and mares

$300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies

1,000 free bleacher seats


Sunday, April 3

$1 million Florida Derby for 3-year-olds

$150,000 Swale Stakes for 3-year-olds

$100,000 Skip Away for 4-year-olds and up

$100,000 Appleton for 4-year-olds and up (turf)

$250,000 guaranteed Pick 5

Win a Trip for two to the Breeders’ Cup. Compliments of Emirates Airlines.

Free throw blanket: 10-12 a.m. with program coupon, 10-noon, Tiki Hut

1,000 free bleacher seats