The prize will be greater than ever before at this year’s Florida Derby on April 3, 2011. For the first time the purse has been increased to $1,000,000 for the Grade One stakes race, as the Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced the richest race ever for the three-year old horses that are competing in the event.
April 3, 2011
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
Strong Field Set To Run Million-Dollar Florida Derby April 3rd - Horse Racing Picks - Quality Road will undoubtedly be the favorite for this year’s thoroughbred’s race, the leader in a field of 12 that was confirmed earlier in the month. The competition will also feature a couple of notable prospects that are looking to gain some momentum for this year’s Kentucky Derby race, as well as the horse called Dunkirk, which has been projected as one of the top pay per head horses to watch for 2011. The winner of this race will emerge as one of the favorites to win this year’s Kentucky Derby Picks
, as one of the biggest events of the young season.
Edward P. Evans’ top prospect for 2011 blew away the field when it made its debut last November in the Aqueduct, one of the most impressive wins of the year for two-year old’s. Quality Road followed up that runaway victory with a second-place finish in its next race, and then closed out the year with another big win at the Fountain of Youth. After spending time with notable trainer Todd A. Pletcher, Quality Road has made strides with James A. Perkins by its side, and is regarded by many online sports betting prognosticators as being the fastest horse in the competition. This race could be over quickly if Quality Road gets out in front and is able to maintain position ahead of the pack down the final stretch, but a familiar rival might be in line to provide the upset.
Next In Line
The one horse in this field that has already defeated Quality Road in a race, Theregoesjojo beat it out at an allowance race in January and could very well provide the upset again in this race. While this horse was not among the top-two horse betting favorites for this event, it’s largely because it remained under the radar for most of last year. That will chance at the Florida Derby, with Theregoesjojo exploding onto the scene with the one-million dollar prize on the line.
Excuse the pun, but the dark horse candidate to win the award is Dunkirk, which has been touted as one of the next big horses to keep an eye on in the sport. The sports betting bonus media has been all over this three-year old, and it should be able to show at the least. The winner of this race will move to the front of the line as potential Kentucky Derby Odds favorites, and it’s expected that Dunkirk will be ready for that race. Check out the latest UFC Odds.