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Union Rags, Algorithms set for Fountain of Youth showdown

Chadds Ford Stable’s Union Rags and Starlight Racing’s Algorithms are widely-regarded as the one-two choices for the Kentucky Derby (G1) and they will be the favorites in a field of eight 3-year-olds drawn for Sunday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) going 1 1/16 miles at Gulfstream Park, easily the strongest field assembled so […]

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Union Rags breezes in preparation for Fountain of Youth

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Multiple graded-stakes winner Union Rags was sent to the track at Palm Meadows Training Center Sunday morning for his final workout for next Sunday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2). The Michael Matz-trained 3-year-old colt broke from the starting gate and breezed four furlongs in 48 4/5 seconds shortly after 7 […]

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Csaba to get big test in Fountain of Youth

Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff’s 3-year-old Csaba (pronounced SHABA) is by turf champion Kitten’s Joy, a proven sire of top turf runners, and expectations by his connections last year at Calder Race Course were that his future would most likely be in grass races. However, circumstances caused Csaba to make his first three starts on […]

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Union Rags schools for the Fountain of Youth

Chadds Ford Stable’s Union Rags, one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1), schooled in Gulfstream Park’s walking ring Thursday in preparation for the Feb. 26 Fountain of Youth (G2). While trainer Michael Matz looked on, the Champagne (G1) winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) runner-up schooled during the second race after being […]

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Fountain of Youth trio take spins at Palm Meadows

The top three contenders for the much-anticipated Fountain of Youth Stakes later this month at Gulfstream Park continued their preparations Monday with drills at the Palm Meadows training center in South Florida. Union Rags went five-eighths in 1:03.08 with new rider Julien Leparoux aboard, pleasing trainer Michael Matz who said the son of Dixie Union […]

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Castellano picks Algorithms over Union Rags for Fountain of Youth

Javier Castellano could have it worse as a jockey, choosing between two top Kentucky Derby contenders heading into the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  But he still faced a difficult call in deciding which horse to ride in the Feb. 26 race. Castellano and his agent, Matt Muzikar, tell the Daily Racing Form […]

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Derby contenders Union Rags, Take Charge Indy sizzle at Palm Meadows

Promsing Kentucky Derby contenders Union Rags Take Charge Indy topped the workout tab at Palm Meadows Tuesday. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Union Rags – by Dixie Union – popped the second-fastest of 28 recorded five-furlong works, going 1:00.82 over the main track.  The only runner that went faster was Take Charge Indy, who, like Union […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Is Soldat All That?

The road to the Triple Crown was once a fairly well defined path from a chronological standpoint, the prep races beginning in January in Florida and California, but in recent years the serious work on the road to Louisville and beyond has gotten off to a later start. We won’t see champion 2-year-old and No. […]

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McLaughlin: Soldat in “great shape” after win

Press Release Following his dominant two-length victory in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2), Soldat is “happy and in great shape” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported Sunday. The 3-year-old colt by War Front led virtually every step of the way Saturday as the 7-5 betting favorite and finished ahead of Gourmet Dinner and morning-line favorite […]

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