Posts Tagged ‘Florida Derby’

Three-Year-Old Guns Aim for Florida Derby

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 29, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, Other Events | No Comments >>

There are some big guns aiming for Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby. Winners of the Fountain of Youth (FOY) have won Gulfstream Park’s showcase event more times than the other two traditional preps combined during the past 20 years. That’s a good omen for Soldat, who captured the 65th FOY at 1 1/8th miles by […]

Greg Melikov’s Top Ten 2011 Derby Contenders

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 22, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | 1 Comment >>

Last year’s initial rankings of my Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders included all three winners of Triple Crown races from Derby winning Super Saver at No. 10 to Preakness champ Lookin’ at Lucky at No. 2. It also rated Belmont victor Drosselmeyer at No. 9. So here we go again from the bottom to the […]

Gulfstream’s 2011 Tune: They’ll Be Some Changes Made

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 18, 2010 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Buoyed by increased wagering last season and steadily climbing casino revenue during the year, Gulfstream Park decided to hike purses for 3-year-old stakes in 2011. The 60th Florida Derby was bumped up $250,000 back to $1 million and scheduled nearly two weeks closer to the Kentucky Derby. The Grade 1 at 1 1/8 miles will […]