Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor Fountain of Youth

Fasig-Tipton To Sponsor Fountain of Youth

02/03/2011

 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino proudly announced today Fasig-Tipton, North American’s oldest Thoroughbred auction firm, will sponsor the Feb. 26 $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2).

The ‘Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth,’ a major 3-year-old prep on the road to the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) and a qualifying race for the historic Preakness 5.5 bonus, will be contested just days before Fasig-Tipton’s world-renowned Selected 2-year-olds In Training sale at Gulfstream’s Palm Meadows training facility, in Palm Beach County.
The sale will take place Thursday, March 3 with the under-tack show Monday, February 28.

The Fasig-Tipton Florida sale is a market leader and attracts the sport’s top horsemen from around the world. For many years the sale has generated the highest gross revenue and average price among the major select sales of 2-year-olds in training. More stakes-winning graduates have been sold at this auction than any other currently-operating 2-year-olds in training sale.

“Fasig-Tipton is an industry leader when it comes to selling top-class stakes winners and running an auction program with integrity and credibility,” said Steve Calabro, President and GM at Gulfstream. “It seems only fitting that this historic, top-class race should have a top-class sponsor.”

Boyd Browning, president of Fasig-Tipton, added, “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Fountain of Youth. It’s a great race at the right place and time and it is a pleasure to be working with Gulfstream Park on an even broader basis. Palm Meadows is recognized as one of the best training facilities in North America and it makes a fitting home for our sale on March 3.”

The Fountain of Youth, contested at 1 1/8th mile, has a storied history. Those who have won the Fountain of Youth and the Kentucky Derby include Fasig-Tipton sales graduates Kauai King, Unbridled and Go For Gin as well as Spectacular Bid, Thunder Gulch, Tim Tam, Pleasant Colony, Swale and Iron Liege.