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Code Of Honor Seeks Bounce-Back Performance In Fountain Of Youth

Code of Honor went to the starting gate at Gulfstream Park Jan. 5, carrying the lofty expectations of a betting public that made him an odds-on choice in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes of the year on the Road to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. The bettors’ high […]

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The Friday Show: Still Seeking Answers To Racing Fatalities

The recent rash of horse racing deaths at Santa Anita Park in Southern California has captured national attention. It is, of course, not the first time the Thoroughbred racing industry has faced difficult questions about fatalities at the track. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the factors […]

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Is This The Year? Mott Hoping Hidden Scroll Adds Kentucky Derby To Hall Of Fame Résumé

Hidden Scroll distinguished himself as a 3-year-old colt with a big future when the son of Hard Spun debuted at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., with a handy 14-length romp in his debut Jan. 26. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was so dazzled by the Juddmonte Farms homebred’s performance that he has given […]

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Equibase Analysis: Several Contenders Could Show Vast Improvement In Fountain Of Youth

The 73rd running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes appears to be a bellwether race on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” with 11 horses lined up and a few appearing poised for “breakout” efforts. Those proven in top company already include Grade 3 Nashua Stakes winner Vekoma, a talented colt but one […]

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Maiden Winner Hidden Scroll Installed Morning Line Favorite In Fountain Of Youth

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Hidden Scroll, an impressive winner of his lone career start Jan. 26, drew Post 7 and was installed as the 9-5 program favorite for Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 73rd running of the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth for 3-year-olds, the final step […]

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‘More Aggressive’ Code Of Honor Stepping Things Up Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Shug McGaughey has stepped up his training routine with Champagne Stakes runner-up Code of Honor, following the Noble Mission colt’s disappointing fourth-place finish in the Jan. 5 Mucho Macho Man Stakes, his sophomore debut. On Monday, the W. S. Farish homebred breezed a half-mile at Payson Park in :49.60, galloping out in 1:02.35, according […]

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‘Back To The Drawing Board’: Maximus Mischief Out Of Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Robert ‘Butch’ Reid Jr. cancelled plans to run Maximus Mischief in next Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park following a subpar workout Sunday morning. “The horse didn’t breeze too good, so he is out of the Fountain of Youth,” Reid said. Maximus Mischief breezed a half-mile in 49.02 seconds under […]

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‘Big, Powerful’ Signalman Breezes Toward Fountain Of Youth At Gulfstream

Signalman, one of the most accomplished 2-year-olds of 2018, breezed a half-mile in company in :46.63 in preparation for a scheduled start in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2 at Gulfstream Park. ”He looked good. It was his first work here,” said trainer Kenny McPeek, who noted that the 3-year-old son of […]

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Dominant Allowance Winner Bourbon War ‘Ready’ For Return To Triple Crown Trail

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War registered a dominant 2 ¼-length victory in Friday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, establishing himself as a horse to watch on the road to the Triple Crown. Trained by Mark Hennig, the son of Tapit ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.54 to notch his second […]

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