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Florida Derby top three finishers

This is a listing of the horses that finished in either first, second, or third place and the number of starters in the Florida Derby, an American Grade 1 race for three year-olds at 1-1/8 miles on the dirt held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.[1] (List from 1972-present)

Year Winner Second Third Starters
2010 Ice Box Pleasant Prince Rule 11
2009 Quality Road Dunkirk Theregoesjojo 7
2008 Big Brown Smooth Air Tomcito 12
2007 Scat Daddy Notional Chelokee 9
2006 Barbaro Sharp Humor Sunriver 11
2005 High Fly Noble Causeway B. B. Best 9
2004 Friends Lake Value Plus The Cliff's Edge 10
2003 Empire Maker Trust N Luck Indy Dancer 7
2002 Harlan's Holiday Blue Burner Peekskill 11
2001 Monarchos Outofthebox Invisible Ink 13
2000 Hal's Hope High Yield Takodha Hills 10
1999 Vicar Wondertross Cat Thief 10
1998 Cape Town Lil's Lad Halory Hunter 6
1997 Captain Bodgit Pulpit Frisk Me Now 8
1996 Unbridled's Song Editor's Note Skip Away 9
1995 Thunder Gulch Suave Prospect Mecke 10
1994 Holy Bull Ride the Rails Halo's Image 14
1993 Bull inthe Heather Storm Tower Wallenda 13
1992 Technology Dance Floor Pistols and Roses 12
1991 Fly So Free Strike the Gold Hansel 8
1990 Unbridled Slavic Run Turn 9
1989 Mercedes Won Western Playboy Big Stanley 11
1988 Brian's Time Forty Niner Notebook 10
1987 Cryptoclearance No More Flowers Talinum 9
1986 Snow Chief Badger Land Mogambo 16
1985 Proud Truth Irish Slur Do It Again Dan 11
1984 Swale Dr. Carter Darn That Alarm 9
1983 Croeso Copelan Law Talk 13
1982 Timely Writer Star Gallant Our Escapade 7
1981 Lord Avie Akureyri Linnleur 11
1980 Plugged Nickle Naked Sky Lord Gallant 8
1979 Spectacular Bid Lot o' Gold Fantasy 'n Reality 7
1978 Alydar Believe It Dr. Valeri 7
1977 Coined Silver Nearly On Time Fort Prevel 8
1977 Ruthie's Native For The Moment Sir Sir 10
1976 Honest Pleasure Great Contractor Proud Birdie 6
1975 Prince Thou Art Sylvan Place Foolish Pleasure 9
1974 Judger Cannonade Buck's Bid 16
1973 Royal and Regal Forego Restless Jet 8
1972 Upper Case No Le Hace Gentle Smoke 11


  1. Stakes Histories, The Original Racing Almanac 2009, page 320 on June 26, 2008.

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