The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s website, NTRA.com,
will offer free, live video streaming of the March 20 Florida Derby (gr.
I) from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.
The Florida Derby is an important prep race for the May 1 Kentucky
Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Two Kentucky Derby winners in
the last four years used a win in the Florida Derby as a springboard to
victory on the first Saturday in May: Barbaro
in 2006, and Big Brown
in 2008. This year’s Florida Derby has drawn a field of 11 led by Rule
, last out
winner of the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.