And so the road to the 2012 Triple Crown begins…
Gulfstream Park Derby debuts on Sunday
The first of the year also means the beginning of the Triple Crown trail to the Kentucky Derby. The first stakes on that road is Sunday’s Gulfstream Park Derby, a new race on the calendar.
The 1 1/16-mile event worth $100,000 has attracted a field of 11 three-year- olds for the main track. Post-time for the Gulfstream Park Derby is slated for 4:45 p.m. (et).