Florida Derby Preview

If you’re looking for an early lead-in on the Kentucky Derby, then there’s no better bellwether race than what goes down at Florida’s Gulfstream Park on Saturday at 5:40 PM ET. The Florida Derby runs, and its winners have a disproportionate impact at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. TheSportsNotebook takes a look at some past winners and zeroes in on the leading contenders this year.