Nominations to the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth
Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles to be run on Sat., Feb. 20 close on
Saturday (Feb. 6) as well as three other stakes events to be run that afternoon.
Also closing are renewals of the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes
(G2) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (G3) for
4-year-olds and up at one mile on turf and $100,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G3) for
fillies and mares at one mile on turf.
With more than two weeks to go before the 64th edition of
the Fountain of Youth, the probable/possible field currently includes Kingfield
Stable’s Buddy’s Saint, Robert LaPenta and Jacks or Better Farm’s Jackson Bend,
Zayat Stable’s Eskendereya, Dogwood Stable’s Aikenite, WinStar Farm’s Drosselmeyer
and Flying Zee Stable’s Pulsion.
Edward P. Evans’ Quality
Road won the Fountain
of Youth last year ahead of his victory in the Florida Derby (G1) over Dunkirk.