From the Gulfstream Park Media Team:
Florida Derby Week kicks off Wednesday with the post-position draw for the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm at Xalapa Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
The draw will be simulcast on GulfstreamPark.com at 12:15 p.m. The 70th running of the 1 1/8-mile Derby, which has produced 45 starters to win a remarkable 60 Triple Crown events, is expected to draw Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) and Holy Bull (G3) winner Greatest Honour, multiple Grade 1 stakes-placed Spielberg, Known Agenda, Collaborate and Nova Rags.
Saturday’s Derby Day program will have 10 stakes, six graded, worth nearly $2 million. Races include the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) and $200,000 Pan American (G2) presented by Rood & Riddle.
First-race post time for Saturday’s 14-race Derby Day program is 11:30 a.m. Advanced wagering on Saturday’s 14 races will be available Friday.
The Silks simulcasting room will open at 8 a.m. Saturday for ticketed patrons. The simulcast of eight races from Dubai, including the Dubai World Cup (G1) featuring Pegasus World Cup (G1) runner-up and South Florida-based Jesus’ Team, is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m.
There will be live racing at Gulfstream Wednesday through Friday with first-race post time at 1:10 p.m. There will be a mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 Saturday on Florida Derby Day. The Championship Meet at Gulfstream concludes Sunday.