Florida Derby

After Florida Derby Loss, Connections To Focus On One-Turn Races With Independence Hall

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables and RKV Racing’s Grade 3 winner Independence Hall, fifth last out in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28 at Gulfstream Park, has likely been taken off the Triple Crown trail and returned to his Maryland home. Eclipse managing partner Aron Wellman said Independence Hall rejoined trainer Mike […]

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Ete Indien’s Florida Derby Performance Was Hindered By Cuts To Hind Leg, Lost Shoe

Ete Indien finished third in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, beaten five lengths by Tiz the Law after leading on the backstretch. The performance drew criticism from one individual on Twitter, prompting assistant trainer Andie Biancone to respond. I think running 3rd with a cut up hind leg, lost shoe, and […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Tiz The Law Forwards Constitution’s Bid As Tapit’s Best Son At Stud

When Tiz the Law (by Constitution) put away the competition and strode home a winner in the 2020 Florida Derby, the white-faced bay placed himself at the top of the classic prospects in the East and at the top of all racers for his sire, a son of Tapit whose first crop is three. Now […]

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Impressive Florida Derby Win Helps Tiz The Law Retake The Lead In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Of all the impressive statements made by the sophomore male class thus far in 2020, the emphatic victory by Tiz the Law in the March 28 Grade 1 Florida Derby may resonate the loudest during a most uncertain time as the bay colt again established a clear lead in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association […]

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Barclay Tagg’s Druthers: A Preakness, Belmont, Travers, Kentucky Derby Sequence For Tiz The Law

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, surged to the top of the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard with an emphatic score in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Trained by Barclay Tagg, who trained New York-bred Funny Cide to victories in the 2003 […]

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Rising To The Occasion, Tiz The Law Rules The Day In Florida Derby

Getting a perfect trip under Manny Franco, Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law solidified his standing as the top 3-year-old on the East Coast, winning Saturday’s $750,000, Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Rating comfortably in third most of the way, Tiz the Law moved to the lead on the turn, […]

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Equibase Analysis: Ete Indien Not A ‘Need-The-Lead’ Florida Derby Contender

The Grade 1, $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby brings together a field of 12 plus one also-eligible all hoping to prove they have the talent to be considered the top 3-year-old in the country. Tiz the Law is likely the horse the betting public will gravitate to first as he easily won the Grade 3 Holy […]

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Florida Derby Card Features Mandatory Payout Of Rainbow 6

A mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park is expected to generate an estimated pool of $5 million Saturday, when the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) will highlight a spectacular 14-race program featuring 10 stakes, six graded, worth $1.825 million in purses. First-race post time is set for 11:30 a.m. The Rainbow […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Closer Look At Florida Derby Contenders

Saturday’s 14-race Florida Derby Day card gets under way at 11:30 a.m. from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and the Grade 1 Derby will feature a full field of 3-year-olds competing for $750,000 and 170 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby, now scheduled for Sept. 5 (100 points to the winner, 40 to second, […]

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