Fountain of Youth

Vekoma Steps Up To Dominate Blue Grass Under Red-Hot Castellano

R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable’s Vekoma took off for a three-length win in Saturday’s G2 Blue Grass Stakes, firmly stamping his ticket to the Kentucky Derby in four weeks’ time. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride finished third in the Fountain of Youth last out, but jockey Javier Castellano kept him closer to […]

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McGaughey Looking For Right Pace Scenario To Help Code Of Honor In Florida Derby

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor lived up to the expectations he generated during his 2-year-old campaign when the Shug McGaughey-trained colt rallied to win the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on March 2. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission is set for a return in Saturday’s $1 […]

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Hidden Scroll ‘Content To Follow Another Horse’ In Latest Work

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL Friday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. Bill Mott-trained Hidden Scroll, who held the lead into deep stretch before finishing fourth in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) […]

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Bourbon War ‘Just Hitting His Stride’ In Florida Derby Prep

Bourbon Lane Stable and Late Star Stable’s Bourbon War tuned up for a scheduled start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 during a half-mile breeze at Gulfstream Park Friday morning. The Mark Hennig-trained 3-year-old colt was timed in 50.50 seconds for his first workout since finishing a fast-closing second in the […]

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Florida Derby: Castellano Will Replace Rosario Aboard Hidden Scroll

Jockey Javier Castellano will be named on talented sophomore Hidden Scroll in the March 30 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, trainer Bill Mott told drf.com on Tuesday. In his first two starts, a runaway maiden win and fourth-place finish in the Fountain of Youth, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun had been piloted by Joel Rosario. […]

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Mott: Hidden Scroll ‘Seems Bright’ After Loss, Country House Headed For Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has not lost faith in his early candidates for the Kentucky Derby, despite Fountain of Youth favorite Hidden Scroll’s somewhat disappointing fourth-place finish after setting a rapid early pace. “He came out of it well,” Mott told drf.com. “He doesn’t seem to be knocked out. Acts pretty darn good. […]

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Grabbed Quarter Takes Global Campaign Out Of Derby Consideration

Trainer Stanley Hough told drf.com that talented sophomore Global Campaign had a solid excuse for his fifth-place finish in Saturday’s G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes. The colt apparently stepped on one of his front feet with a back foot, called “grabbing a quarter.” “He grabbed a quarter, on the meaty part above the coronet band and […]

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‘All Systems Go’ For Fountain Of Youth Hero Code Of Honor

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported Sunday morning that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance […]

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Fountain Of Youth Card Produces Record Handle, Total Up Nine Percent Over 2018

Saturday’s 14-race program at Gulfstream Park, highlighted by Code of Honor’s victory in the 73rd running of the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), produced a record total handle on Fountain of Youth Day of $31,230,535, a 9-percent increase over last year’s 14-race program. Saturday’s 14-race program featured nine graded-stakes races. Along with Code of Honor’s […]

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Code Of Honor Puts It All Together For Fountain Of Youth Victory; Hidden Scroll Fourth

W. S. Farish homebred Code of Honor more than made up for a disappointing 2019 debut with a win in this Saturday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Sent to post at odds of 9-1, the 3-year-old son of Noble Mission was well off the hot pace set by 6-5 favorite Hidden […]

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