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It was a walk in the park for Maximum Security that earned him an all-expense paid trip to Louisville. The undefeated son of former Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day went right to the lead from post No. 7 and never looked back at balmy Gulfstream Park to win the 68th edition of the $1 million Grade 1 Florida Derby. With the lack of early pace, he cruised t…

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Of all of the prep races on the Kentucky Derby trail, the Florida Derby is one that deserves particular attention. The past 67 editions of the race have produced 44 starters with subsequent victories in one of the three Triple Crown races. Twenty-four have worn the roses at Churchill Downs, 19 have gone on to win the Preakness, and 16 have donned the carnations at the B…

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The Kentucky Derby trail points to South Florida and the Fountain of Youth on Saturday afternoon. Hidden Scroll (9-5), was donned the morning line favorite for the Grade 2 $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes. A key prep race for the Florida Derby, the Fountain of Youth is a 1 1/16 mile trek around the Gulfstream Park oval. The 16-race "Kentucky Derby Cham…

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As sunset was quickly approaching at Gulfstream Park, City of Light shined through, splashing home to win the third annual Pegasus World Cup. Overcoming the rain that encapsulated the southern Florida track most of the day, City of Light defeated his 11 rivals and took down the $4 million first place prize money in a commanding 5-length win on t…

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The Pegasus World Cup looms as a showdown between two of the most impressive winners from last November’s Breeders’ Cup. The third annual edition of the $9 million Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup on Saturday afternoon at Gulfstream Park, pits Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate against the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, City of Light. The two …

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The Stronach Group continues to improve its made-for-TV Pegasus World Cup day by adding top caliber racing to its late January dance card. This year the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf race was added to be run at 1 3/16-miles for  a huge $7 million purse. A field of 10 is scheduled to leave the gate at 4:57 p.m. ET from the South Florida track as…

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The draws for this weekend's third annual $9 million Pegasus World Cup and the inaugural $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf races were completed this morning at Gulfstream Park. Accelerate, a current 2018 Horse of the Year candidate and 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic winner was tabbed the 9-5 favorite in the $9M dirt race scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Florida track…

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The Kentucky Derby trail leads to South Florida and the Fountain of Youth Stakes on Saturday afternoon. Good Magic (7-5), the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and 2-year-old champion of 2017 headlines the Grade 2 $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes. A key prep race for the Florida Derby, the Fountain of Youth is a 1 1/16 mile trek around the Gulfstream Park ova…

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With the Derby trail on hiatus until next weekend’s Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream, we’ll change gears to look at the newest fantasy horse racing site that’s popped up. Intrigued after listening to one of Steve Byk’s At the Races national radio show guests on Sirius/XM on Wednesday, a quick visit to the Stable Battles website to see what it was all about. Sponsored …