The Road to the Triple Crown Starts Here!
There's nothing like being at the Curlin Florida Derby! A true spectacle on and off the track, the Curlin Florida Derby is the place to see and be seen for the fans and the horse racing community. Rub elbows with celebrities, television and film personalities as well as the industry's top horse owners, trainers and jockeys in a week-long celebration. The biggest race day of the year in South Florida, the Curlin Florida Derby is a showcase of the world's best horses and jockeys, who all are competing for the coveted title of Florida Derby Winner on their road to the Triple Crown.
Did You Know? Florida Derby Facts.
FLORIDA DERBY FACTS
1 1/8 miles
Largest winning margin:
Empire Maker (2003), 9 3/4 lengths
Smallest winning margin:
Six horses have won by a nose, the last Ice Box (2010)
: Gen. Duke (1957) 1:46 4/5
Largest win payoff:
Williamstown Kid (1966) $183.60
Smallest win payoff:
Spectacular Bid (1979) and Honest Pleasure (1976) $2.10
5 (1957, 1969)
Most wins by a trainer:
5 (Todd Pletcher 2007, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Most wins by a jockey:
5 (John Velazquez 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Relive the glory of years past!
Watch as the world's best jockeys and horses rose to the top of the pack, taking their rightful places in history in the prestigious Florida Derby.