Florida Derby Post Positions

When it comes to Florida Derby post positions and Florida Derby live odds, the best Florida Derby betting tips are knowing that the outside post in two-turn races is notoriously hard to win from. Inside post position and tactical speed are often king at Gulfstream Park, with posts 12 and 13 rarely getting winners. Horses coming from inside post positions have statistically done much better, possibly stemming from a short run to the first turn in route races.  The best post positions are 3 through 6. Big Brown famously won the Florida Derby from Post 12, leading every step of the way and winning by five lengths in just his third start. He went on to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He is the rare example of an outside post winning the Florida Derby.

Florida Derby Current Odds

The Florida Derby has one of the biggest betting pools of the year. Handle typically tops $45 million for the day, with a record of $53 million in 2020.

Many of the horses who will run in the 2021 Florida Derby will not debut until at least September if not later. Odds will be updated closer to the race, to be run March 27, 2021. Florida Derby live odds and Florida Derby current odds will be available in the weeks leading up to the race.