HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Frac Daddy, owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners, will be running in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.
The 1 1/8-mile Grade 1 Florida Derby is a key prep race for the May 4th Kentucky Derby. There will be 10 horses entered, including favorites Itsmyluckyday (2-1 odds), Shanghai Bobby (5-2) and Orb (3-1), with $600,000 going to the winner.
Itsmyluckyday has five wins in nine career starts.
Frac Daddy, who will be ridden by Corey Lanerie, is a 20-1 pick. The Kentucky-bred 3-year-old has one win in four career starts and $88,116 in winnings.
Carter Stewart and Ken Schlenker of Billings are the owners. Ken McPeek is the trainer.
The winner of the Florida Derby earns 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, with second place worth 40, third 20 and fourth 10.
Total points will determine the 20 starters for the Kentucky Derby.
A second-place finish would likely be enough for Frac Daddy to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby field.
Frac Daddy, which hasn't raced since late January, has been recovering from a throat ulcer.
Post time for the 62nd Florida Derby will be approximately 4:19 p.m. (Mountain).