Florida Derby Betting 2020

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The Florida Derby is an annual three-year-old contest which takes place at Gulfstream Park, in Florida, over 1m1f on a dirt surface.

The Grade I contest is scheduled in late March, five weeks before the Kentucky Derby for which it is used as a trial for. Unfortunately, that race in Louisville has been pushed back into the September in 2020.

This year’s Florida Derby will be run on March 28 where they will go to post at 6:36pm ET.

Which horses are running in the Florida Derby 2020?

Here are some of the leading runners being considered for the Florida Derby 2020:

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Go to Tiz the Law
Form: 1st in Champagne Stakes (G1), 3rd in Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and 1st in Holly Bull (G3). After Tiz the Law’s stunning victory in the Champagne Stakes back in early October, this horse has been the one to watch. Tiz the Law is the 8-1 individual favourite in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3.
Form: 1st in Champagne Stakes (G1), 3rd in Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and 1st in Holly Bull (G3). After Tiz the Law’s stunning victory in the Champagne Stakes back in early October, this horse has been the one to watch. Tiz the Law is the 8-1 individual favourite in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3.
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Go to Ete Indien
Form: Winning 1st place in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade 2) with Jockey Florent Geroux propelled this horse to the top of the leaderboard. 2nd place in Holly Bull Stakes (G2) behind Tiz the Law on Feb. 1.
Form: Winning 1st place in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade 2) with Jockey Florent Geroux propelled this horse to the top of the leaderboard. 2nd place in Holly Bull Stakes (G2) behind Tiz the Law on Feb. 1.
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Form: Has only run in one graded race, which was a second-place finish in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) 2019. In three career races, he has never finished below second.
Form: Has only run in one graded race, which was a second-place finish in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) 2019. In three career races, he has never finished below second.
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Form: Placed 3 out of 4 starts, 1st place on Gulfstream Park Field. 2nd place in Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade 2).
Form: Placed 3 out of 4 starts, 1st place on Gulfstream Park Field. 2nd place in Fountain of Youth Stakes (Grade 2).

Florida Derby 2020 Favourites

The betting for this year’s contest is headed by Tiz The Law who was the winner of the Grade One Champagne Stakes in 2019 at Belmont Park. Barclay Tagg’s runner made a winning return to action last month in the Grade Three Holy Bull Stakes.

Ete Indien was second behind Tiz The Law on his penultimate start at Gulfstream Park. He then produced the best performance of his career to blow the field away over the same C&D in the Grade Two Fountain of Youth Stakes.

One of the most impressive two-year-old performances in 2019 came from Independence Hall who prevailed by 12 and a half lengths in the Grade 3 Nashau Stakes at Aqueduct. Michael Trombetta’s colt finished second in the event at Tampa Bay Downs on his return to action in the 2020 campaign.

Other entries for the Florida Derby 2020 include Gouverneur Morris and Ajaaweed. The latter is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin who is set to quit training to become an agent in the near future.
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Florida Derby 2020 Betting Offers

Betting for the Florida Derby 2020 is set to open with UK bookmakers later this week. You will find Florida Derby betting markets and offers at these UK bookmakers:

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Go to bet365
Key T&Cs: Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Paddy Power
Key T&Cs: New Customers Only. Limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account you will not qualify for the offer Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club; Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: New Customers Only. Limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account you will not qualify for the offer Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club; Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to William Hill
Key T&Cs: New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10 stake, min odds ½, free bets paid as 2x £15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Betfair
Key T&Cs: New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Ladbrokes
Key T&Cs: 18+. New UK+IRE Customers only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Coral
Key T&Cs: 18+. UK+IRE only. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 7 days. Free bet stake not returned. 18+ Full T&Cs. Terms & Conditions
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Key T&Cs: UK customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on Pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first bet added to the betslip. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. E-wallet deposit restrictions apply.Full T&Cs Apply.
Key T&Cs: UK customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on Pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first bet added to the betslip. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. E-wallet deposit restrictions apply.Full T&Cs Apply.

Which UK bookies can you bet with?

All major UK bookmakers, including these will offer betting on the major US race:

Some bookmakers will also give you the option of going into the US Tote. Many punters prefer to take fixed odds before the race so they know exactly what their return will be if their horse is successful.

Florida Derby Previous Winners

Over the last 10 years, winners of the Florida Derby include Orb (2013), Nyquist (2016) and Always Dreaming (2017):

  • 2019 – Maximum Security (9-2)
  • 2018 – Audible (9-5)
  • 2017 – Always Dreaming (7-2)
  • 2016 – Nyquist (6-5)
  • 2015 – Materiality (7-2)

Twelve months’ ago it was recent Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security who came out on top at Gulfstream Park. He prevailed by three and a half lengths which gave him 100 points towards on the Road To The Kentucky Derby. That was enough to see him qualify for the race.

The 2019 Florida Derby winner was involved in controversy in the Kentucky Derby last May. He finished the race first past the post but was later demoted to 17th place because the stewards deemed he had impeded other runners when he came off the rail.

Florida Derby Prize Pool

The prize pool for the Florida Derby has been cut from $1million to $750,000 this year. Like many other tracks in the US, racing is taking place behind closed doors at the moment so measures are being taken to reduce spending.

Despite the cut, the Gulfstream Park contest is still one of the most lucrative on the three-year-old calendar and a race all the connections of runners will be desperate to win.

How to watch the Florida Derby 2020

There are a few options when it comes to watching the Florida Derby live in 2020. It will be broadcast on Sports and most horse racing channels in the UK like Racing TV.

Florida Derby 2020 Live Streaming

Watch the Florida Derby 2020 in the UK after registering with one of these bookmakers:

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