02/02/2017 11:56AM

Classic Empire gets ball rolling in Holy Bull

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Two-year-old male champion Classic Empire will take his first steps on the Kentucky Derby trail Saturday at Gulfstream Park as the heavy favorite in the Grade 2 Holy Bull, the first of three major Derby preps here over the next eight weeks, culminating with the $1 million Florida Derby on April 1.