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).
The Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth is a major 3-year-old prep on the
road to the March 31 Florida Derby (G1) and May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1).
The Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth is also a month before the
world-renowned Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for selected 2-year-olds, which
will be held March 26 for the second consecutive year at Palm Meadows,
Gulfstream’s world-class training facility in Palm Beach County. The
breeze show will be conducted at Palm Meadows on March 23.
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.
“It’s our privilege to work with such a respected and historic industry
leader in Fasig-Tipton,” said Gulfstream Park President Timothy Ritvo.
“It’s fitting that a major race in the road to the Florida Derby and
Kentucky Derby has a world-class sponsor.”
Boyd Browning, president of Fasig-Tipton, added, “We are delighted to
continue our sponsorship of the Fountain of Youth and to hold our sale
once again at one of the finest training facilities in the world in Palm
The Fasig-Tipon Fountain of Youth, contested at 1 1/16th 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.