Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Florida Derby, 3/28/09

Quality Road looked like a lean, mean racing machine as he turned back a strong bid by the previously undefeated Dunkirk in the G1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park today. Dunkirk was the favorite and Quality Road was the second choice in the wagering.

Besides setting a new track record for nine furlongs at Gulfstream (1:47 3/5), Quality Road now has enough graded stakes earnings to guarantee him one of the twenty slots in the Kentucky Derby.