News & Barn Notes

Derby Contenders, Champion Filly and Five Stakes Highlight Weekend

Derby Contenders, Champion Filly and Five Stakes Highlight Weekend
Derby Favorites Union Rags & Algorithms in Sunday’s Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth
Champion Royal Delta and Awesome Maria in Saturday’s Sabin Handicap
Xbox Giveaway Saturday at Breakfast, Ernie Munick in Tiki
SOBE Wine & Food Festival Gourmet Trucks Pull in Saturday Nigh
Watchmaker Seminar Sunday at 11 a.m. in Sport of Kings

Fort Loudon to Get Big Test in Fountain of Youth & Pletcher Duo Work

By Jack Will

FortLoudonto Get Big Test in Fountain of Youth

Algorithms & Discreet Dancer Post Final Drills for Fountain of Youth 

Casual Trick to Get Second Chance in Fountain of Youth

By Jack Will

Robert LaPenta’s 3-year-old Casual Trick was a big disappointment to his connections and fans when retiring to eighth of nine as the favorite in a very deep 1 1/16 miles allowance race at Gufstream Park on Jan. 29 won by El Padrino, but will get a chance to redeem himself in next Sunday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) over the track and distance, according to trainer Nick Zito.

'Holiday Mood' Brightens Gulfstream Park Winner's Circle

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – A step up into graded-stakes company and a drop-back in distance resulted in a gutsy triumph for R Holiday Mood in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

Union Rags Breezes in Preparation for Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth

By Ed Gray

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 a.m.

Force Freeze Brilliant in Gulfstream Sprint Championship

Saeed Naser al Romaithi’s 7-year-old gelding Force Freeze was simply brilliant winning Saturday’s $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G2) by 3 ¾ lengths in his first start since finishing a game second by a neck behind Amazombie in the $1.5 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5.

Kentucky Derby Hero Animal Kingdom Rules at Gulfstream Park

By Ed Gray Photo Credit: Coglianese Photos

Trainer Graham Motion stood in the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle after the fifth race Saturday, trying to collect his thoughts through a rush of emotions triggered by Animal Kingdom’s triumphant return to action.

Gulfstream News & Notes: 2.18.12

By Jack Will

Csaba to Get Big Test in Fountain of Youth
Groupie Doll Drills for Sabin Next Saturday

Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Gulfstream's Fountain of Youth

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

Her Smile Debuts for New Connections in Hurricane Bertie

By Ed Gray

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Her Smile was purchased by Stronach Stables following her third-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs in November, and the 4-year-old filly has been training like a million dollars for Sunday’s $150,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

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