The 2016 Florida Derby live stream online and TV coverage takes place this afternoon from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida as the drive towards the 2016 Kentucky Derby continues. The Grade II stake race is the second of eight major races to come over the next month that will help determine the field for this year’s May 7 Kentucky Derby. Fans will be able to catch the Florida Derby live streaming and TV action through various outlets today.
According to Doc’s Sports, the Florida Derby is the second of eight big races left for horses to show they belong with the best of the best this race season. While it is important to win today’s race, finishing in the top four isn’t bad either, and here is why. To make it to Kentucky you have to have a certain amount of points and earnings. The first four to cross the finish line in this race and in all the upcoming pre-derby races will be the only horses that can earn these valuable points. Of course winning is better than finishing third or fourth, however you have to take the points as they come. The point breakdown is this way. 100 for first place, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 points for the fourth place finisher.
This year’s edition of the Florida Derby will have a “Kentucky Derby feel” to it in many ways as the top two horses in America, and the early two favorites to win the Kentucky Derby, Nyquist and Mohaymen will go head to head. Several reports indicate that these two horses are viewed as the top three year olds training in racing today, and by looking at the morning line, the odds makers agree.
Nyquist is currently listed at 6/5, while Mohaymen is even money. Now that is not anything new in the world of horse racing odds to have two horses at basically a dollar for dollar value, however the rest of the field is far behind the leaders. The closest horse behind the two heavy favorites is Fellowship at 15/1 – and this horse may be worth checking out. Fellowship has had a great career so far with multiple wins and top three finishes, and if you are looking for some bang for your buck, he is more than worth throwing $10 across the board on.
So who will win the 2016 Florida Derby? Most likely one of the two heavy favorites, however after picking last week’s Louisiana Derby correct we are going to press our luck with a few long shots here. Here is look at the Florida Derby field, odds and predictions.
Florida Derby Odds
1 Sawyers Mickey — 30-1
2 Fellowship — 15-1
3 Majesto — 20-1
4 Nyquist — 6-5
5 Copingaway — 50-1
6 Chovanes — 30-1
7 Takeittotheedge — 20-1
8 Fashionable Freddy — 30-1
9 Mohaymen — EVEN
10 Isofass — 30-1
Winners — Mohayman, Fellowship, Nyquist
Perfecta Boxes — 2,4,9
Horse race fans will be able to catch all of the Florida Derby action nationally on TVG (Comcast 745) and streaming live online through TVG.com for subscribing customers. You can also watch the big race streaming live online through gulfstream.com. Post time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.
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