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Fort Lauderdale Stakes Betting Preview

December 30, 2023

The Fort Lauderdale Stakes is coming up soon on Saturday, December 30 Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida featuring 10 exciting horses on a ? mile turf track. These horses will compete for a share of the $200,000 prize purse on the 11th race of the day with a post time of 5:04 PM ET. Running Bee is currently the market favorite to win with odds currently set at 2-1.

Fort Lauderdale Stakes Betting Preview

The 2023 Fort Lauderdale Stakes has a handful of great horses coming off of tough performances. Some of these were graded stakes that should offer some insight to how well they could do here.


Currently, three horses are coming off of wins. Those three are also the only horses that have placed in the top three in their most recent race, which should help narrow down potential winners here.


Horses with Best Chance to Win

The 2023 Fort Lauderdale Stakes offers many great betting options to consider. Bellow you can see which horses are quality contenders to help fill out your exacta or trifecta wagering options.


Stone Age 7-2

Stone Age has yet to place in the top three in three events so far this season. However, this could all change coming up in this race.


He is trained by Chad Brown and has plenty of quality experience heading into this event. He is coming off a fifth place finish at the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic G1 event. In 17 career events, he has two wins, four runner-ups, and two third place finishes.


Grand Sonata 9-2

Grand Sonata is coming off a fourth place finish at the River City G3 event. So far this season, he has one win out of four attempts. Looking at last performances, he has four wins, four runner-ups, and two third place finishes in 17 career starts. This should bode well for his chances at placing in the top three.


Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Below you can check out the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Stakes odds offered by MyBookie. Check to see which horses have the best opportunity and align that with your betting goals.

  • Marwad 15-1

  • Grand Sonata 9-2

  • Jerry The Nipper 8-1

  • Main Event 8-1

  • Kingmax 12-1

  • Fort Washington 10-1

  • Stone Age 7-2

  • Red Run 12-1

  • Running Bee 2-1

  • Henley’s Joy 30-1

Running Bee 2-1

Running Bee only has one win on their resume so far this season in the only event he has entered. This was an Aqueduct Allowance race, giving him quality momentum heading into this one.


So far, he has three wins and two second place finishes in six racing events in his career. He is also trained by Chad Brown and will be run with Irad Ortiz. Jr, which is an excellent combination.

Final Pick: Running Bee at 2-1 to Win