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2011 Fountain of Youth (G2)

2/26/2011, Gulfstream Park
Post Time:
5:26 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Fountain of Youth (G2)...

After a series of solid workouts in New York, Soldat will return to the races on Saturday at Aqueduct in the If Winter Comes Stakes.Read More
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  • travel_vic · funny, horses don't know how to read condition books and don't have any idea who they run against, they just run to their ability and form cycle. · 517 days ago ·
  • likin sparks · Well TV I think it's about time for them to learn, obvisously some connections fail miserably at it. · 517 days ago ·
It has been a long, long time since racing has had a real rivalry, brought to life on the track... Read More
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  • medomoreno · The most obvious was also the most exciting of my lifetime: Affirmed / Alydar. · 858 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · medomoreno, I'm hoping we get something close to that, lol. · 858 days ago ·
To Honor and Serve put on a quite the display, November 26, 2011, when he rolled clear of the classy Calibrachoa. The son of Bernardini has been a puzzling this season, to say the least. After his two year old season, he had built up such a reputation that he was made the favorite of the Fountain of...Read More
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  • gocashking · I'd bet $500 he doesn't go undefeated - providing he races all year. No shot. · 875 days ago ·
  • atamulonis · Great points, Laura. I had not realized that THAS had done his best running at Aqueduct, but you're certainly right there. Should be interesting to see what he does next year. · 874 days ago ·
Which version of To Honor and Serve will show up at the Pennsylvania Derby?Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · champion2011: That is a good point. Wonder if Velazquez thinks that Rattlesnake is the better horse? · 943 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · I do not think this field is weak at all. You have the Travers runner up and third place finisher and the Belmont winner, just off the top of my head. Plus the surface can be a little bit quirky at times. If THAS is the type of horse that can't go eye to eye with top horses he will run third to horses that may not be nearly as talented. From what i have seen this year he won't go by a horse if they fight back and they are abreast eachother. · 942 days ago ·
Is Flashpoint, with his dominating Hutcheson win, now a top Derby contender or just another Derby flash in the pan?Read More
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  • dipak1 · he has got the speed, there is no doubt about it, but can he stay the derby distance? i thought about him but reluctant to go for him. · 1123 days ago ·
  • MaryOsborne · He has a lot of speed in his pedigree, but he also has the stamina in his pedigree (Princequillo) to go the distance. · 1114 days ago ·
And so it begins the real Derby countdown. I know we have been tracking these exciting three year olds for 3 months now, but the real action starts this weekend in Florida. This Sunday is the running of the Florida Derby and it is shaping up to be one of the most competitive prep races I think we ha...Read More
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  • RaTalk_Girl · This is the first year I have been this excited about a Kentucky Derby horse. I think Dialed In will have a strong presence in all of the summer stakes. I am also very excited about seeing Sway Away in the Arkansas Derby, I think he will improve big time. · 1115 days ago ·
  • blooy · flash may not be a real derby threat yet, but he maybe a threat in this race. if he fires may help push the other speeders to run. · 1115 days ago ·
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? Borrowing the catchphrase of one of my favorite sportscasters, Warner Wolf, “Let’s go the videotape!”Read More
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  • railbird33 · Ann, you're dead on! The BC Juvenile isn't a good predictor of Derby success, in that one one- Street Sense has been successful in 25 previous champions. Also, although the last four Derby winners had two 3YO starts - that REALLY bucks history in that less than ten KY Derby winners have won on two 3 YO starts in 136 tries, and some really good horses: Point Given, Curlin, Afeet Alex, Lucking at Lucky weren't fit. I don't see a triple crown winner this year. Based on Uncle Mo's 89 Beyers in his only 3YO start- he'll have to be a super-improved horse in a twenty horse field at a mile & a quarter. I'm looking else-where. · 1123 days ago ·
  • tstoztr1 · Uncle Mo didn't break a sweat getting an 89 Beyer in the TW. Most of this year's Derby contenders are going all out to earn in the 90s. I think we'll see Mo run a low 100s in the Wood and Johnny V won't even use the whip. The key to winning the Derby is having your horse peak at the right time. I think Mo is a lock, just like Big Brown was. · 1120 days ago ·
Soldat took full advantage of his rail draw and never relinquished the lead in Saturday’s Fountain of Youth (G2) Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More
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  • gardenesque1 · You are right about THAS, Arbouwkamp. He was a short horse for sure. The next race will tell the story. He needs to pull a R Heat Lighning - flat first time back followed by a romp. · 1148 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Soldat ran great, I loved the way he continued to kick away at the head of the stretch after leading all the way around. To Honor And Serve is a good colt but I don't like the idea of him only having one more race before the Derby. · 1148 days ago ·
Ever since I was a very young racing fan, I have always looked forward to The Fountain of Youth Stakes. Perhaps as a youngster it was the catchy name that caught me eye, but as the first serious Kentucky Derby prep for the Eastern three-year-olds, no doubt it has been the stature of the race has kep...Read More
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  • GeorgeTierney · been a long time since this race produced anything truly spectacular for the triple crown series. last 2 horses that won didnt even run in the derby...but I like soldat today... · 1149 days ago ·
  • zatt · You were right, George ... and unfortunately, yesterday's race did not threaten to crack this list in any way. · 1148 days ago ·
Wow! Have you checked out the likely pace scenarios of the Fountain of Youth and the Hutcheson Stakes? Makes you wonder which one is the sprint race and which is the route race. Read on to see how HRN rates these two intriguing Derby prep races and why the favorites may not emerge on top.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · As for me I'll watch the replay's of all of them.I'm off to my greatest joy, to run and play with my grandchildren. GL all · 1149 days ago ·
  • blooy · well soldat took over and gourmet dinner did hold on for 2nd. great race. soldat did a fantastic job. · 1149 days ago ·
If Casper’s Touch is to put a major scare into his opponents in tomorrow’s Fountain of Youth, he will need to run the race of his young life to do it. Taking a quick glance at his competition proves that. To Honor and Serve has won three in a row, including two straight graded stakes to close the ye...Read More
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  • TiznowReynolds · I'm a firm believer in Soldat and think he's got it today...With that said I've also became a fan of Casper's Touch and would like to see him run really well. He had every excuse to throw in the towel last out and he didn't. · 1149 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · I believe the #5 should be in the exotics somewhere,could surprise and hit the board. · 1149 days ago ·
Gulstream Park corners the market on graded stakes action this weekend as the Hallandale Beach track will feature the Grade 2 Davona Dale, Hutcheson Stakes, Fountain of Youth, and the Grade 3 Canadian Turf.  Out in the Southwest, Sunland Park and Turf Paradise will offer listed stakes action fo...Read More
and it seems only recently made his Eskendereya((
I like Shakleford Dale Romans brings his horse around slow and is very good at it. you will never see him work them real hard he will sneak up on you.
To Honor and Serve will eat up this field.
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  • arazi · Ramon will make a big difference. It's hard to say if there will be a decent pace. If Soldat goes, that should give To Honor and Serve plenty of company. Then, I think it's dinner time for Ramon. But if nobody goes with THAS, we know he will be tough to stop. · 1151 days ago ·
  • RyanNewport · i really whuold like to see him rate off of soldat! · 1151 days ago ·
To Honor And Serve, winner of the Nashua (G2) and Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct last fall, headlines a field of eight three-year-olds in Satuday's Fountain of Youth (G2) Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More
Kentucky Derby contender  workouts for today (Monday, Feb. 21)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   Today's Derby contender works featured a four furlong bullet from Fountain of Youth hopeful To Honor And Serve. He closed at 10-1 in Pool 1 of the Derby Future Wager and his form was flattere...Read More
  • mdracing69 · To Honor And Serve quietly drilled a best of 23 bullet at Payson Park on Feb 21 but it didn't seem to get much play in the racing press. I'm looking forward to his Fountain of Youth return. · 1153 days ago ·
Another highly regarded 3-year-old nominated to but skipping the Holy Bull is Santiva, winner of the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Cup at Churchill Downs in his juvenile finale. Santiva is stabled at Palm Meadows this winter, where he’s just beginning to gear up for his 3-year-old season. “We backed off h...Read More
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. has mapped out a tentative schedule for Kentucky Derby (G1) prospects BOYS AT TOSCONOVA (Officer) and MOUNTAIN TOWN (Cape Town), who are both slated to race at Gulfstream Park this winter.Read More
  • 12 Clip · This colt should be primed for a big year. Think the one turn mile will serve him very well in the G3 Holy Bull Stakes. I do believe he'll need another race between the Holy Bull and Florida Derby. But that'll be up to Dutrow to figure out. · 1208 days ago ·

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