Fans attending the Florida Derby can look forward to a tremendous afternoon of racing at Gulfstream Park.
The Hallandale, Florida track established a new handle record of $26.8 million for the 2014 Florida Derby Day program and a record crowd of 20,382 was on hand in 2013.
Located near the beach, Gulfstream Park is known for its lush gardens and excellent restaurant fare as well as being a top-class racing facility during the winter/early spring.
The $1 million Florida Derby will be contested for the 64th time on April 2, 2016, five weeks out from the Kentucky Derby.
The Florida Derby is part of the final round of major prep races for the first leg of the American Triple Crown for three-year-olds. Twenty-two Kentucky Derby winners have contested the Florida Derby, second-most of any prep race after the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.