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2012 Fountain of Youth (G2)

2/26/2012, Gulfstream Park
Post Time:
5:13 PM ET
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Fountain of Youth (G2)...

The Road to the Roses went through Florida.Read More
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  • BrianZipse · The Florida runners are strong this year. Other than Creative Cause, they include all my top picks. · 720 days ago ·
  • Capper · Hope Union Rags brings it home for the Sunshine State! · 720 days ago ·
Derby Fever makes for fickle fans....Don't let Hansen's second place finish in the Blue Grass fool you or the commentators sway you. Hansen ran a much bigger race than he is getting credit for.Read More
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  • winwinwin · Triple Crown Bet : $ 1000 show parley on Union rags KD gets me $ 5 x 500=$ 2500 Preakness bet gets me $ 5 x 1250= $ 6250 and Belmont bet gets me $ 5 x 3125= $ $15625 . You must maintain patience to win . Triple Crown races usually return at least $5 show bets despite the odds . · 724 days ago ·
  • zuzuzpetals · For those of you that like to play the exoctics, there is always at least (1) Horse that makes it in the exotics that has a "Blue Hen" mare within their tail pedigry lines (5 generations) 2009 and 2011 was the 4th place finisher all other years going back to 2002 were in the top three. I have not done any research past 2002. · 724 days ago ·
It’s getting to be that time. The 2012 Kentucky Derby is finally within sight. Five more weeks, one more prep for the contenders, and not to be forgotten … one final Future Pool offered by the good folks at Churchill Downs. With all this in mind, it’s time to start looking for those horses that migh...Read More
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  • larooski · Advice, Hold Me Back, Endorsement. Watch out for Winstar always. · 753 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · A winning weekend, or a losing weekend ... it all depends on Windsurfer. · 752 days ago ·
The Florida Derby may have had a couple of uncharacteristically dull years, but in 2012 it looks to get back up on its feet, delivering one of, if not the best Kentucky Derby Preps this season. Read More
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  • shadowno · Take Charge Indy probably in a now or never situation after passing on Tampa so he needs to/has to come up big. UR=Take Charge Indy . · 755 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Capper the only problem I have with his race is that it was run in the slop. He did run a winning race, but with his record over a dry track, I can't help but be skeptical. If that race had been over a dry track he would be right there with Reveron for me. · 755 days ago ·
A rundown of the top 10 horses on the earnings bubble which could be heard from on the first Saturday in May.Read More
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  • Cardly Knot · @yukichan, I believe UAE Derby is a G2. Desert Party and Regal Ransom made to the Derby · 762 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Glad to see my two (Empire Way and Ever So Lucky) are still getting some love, though Empire Way needs to figure himself out in a hurry if he wants an invitation to the Big Dance. · 762 days ago ·
was not impressed, small field and lack of competition in field. need to see better
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  • travel_vic · UR was not even challenged the last time out. · 770 days ago ·
  • likin sparks · I like UR but don't see much hope for him as a Triple Crown winner, maybe he'll get one of them, we'll see. · 770 days ago ·
Week three of the Run to the Roses contest is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I have a very big decision to make with my stable. Read More
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  • ajump08 · My stable aJampers is on fire! · 774 days ago ·
  • b1ueeyes03 · Irish flower is mine stable name... I did alright this weekend thanks to Creative Cause and Bodemeister :D but the next weekend Rebel Stakes is going to Kick my butt! There are a few nominations DRF named earlier last week but since Gemologist is out, Im screwed lol ...I regret putting Saber Cat and/or Castaway =/ · 773 days ago ·
Which Hansen will we see in Saturday's Gotham Stakes?Read More
Social Media platforms have been atwitter ever since the Great White Hope crossed the finish line yesterday...Read More
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  • shoppegirl4081 · Honestly, he has been my favorite since The Breeder's Cup going into the Derby! He's who I am rooting for!!!! · 777 days ago ·
  • latoniakid · I love to watch Hansen and Ramon race, "it's magical" !!!! · 776 days ago ·
Watching yesterday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes was a pure joy. Union Rags looked every bit the way an early Kentucky Derby is supposed to look. After recent years, where our top three-year-olds disappointed on the track, fell off the trail due to health reasons, or were victims of tough trips, it was...Read More
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  • Floridaf · likin sparks, which filly are you referring to? On Fire Baby? Disposablepleasure? My Miss Aurelia? · 785 days ago ·
  • sidechoke13 · i have a question. does anyine think exothermic will be entered in any of the coming up stakes races like the arkansas or illinois derby? · 785 days ago ·
Freak is a term thrown around way to often in the sport of horse racing…..after Sunday’s Fountain of Youth, any doubts about a certain Michael Matz trainee and his “freak” status, should have been erased. Union Rags, only a head away from an unbeaten season, a champion season, made his return to the...Read More
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  • Winplacsho · I don't think there's any doubt Union Rags should be at the top of the heap right now, but a freak? I'm just not sure he really beat anything. He beat Discreet Dancer, who never routed before & was loose on the lead in both his starts sprinting. Other than that I think the field had mainly allowance horses at best. · 785 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Winplacesho, there has not been a race, except for possibly the Holy Bull, that anyone can say that the winner beat a field of top flight horses. Even that race has things that people can nit pick, like Hansen needed the race/was too fresh, etc, or that some of the others didn't enjoy the sloppy going. Also, remember that UR was coming off a 4 month layoff and had every right to not turn in that type of eye catching performance. He sat off of slow splits and came home quick enough to make a decent time out of it. · 785 days ago ·
After seeing the excitement of Union Rags’ effortless win in the Fountain of Youth, I have come to understand a simple fact about horse racing fans: We are a fickle mob… Part of what makes this sport so great is that these animals are not machines. It seems as if its easily forgotten by many that al...Read More
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  • AnnaK · Bob Newhart has a bit of a smirk of his face. But I can't quite make out which horse he's predicting is going to wipe that TC floor Clean. Guesses? · 785 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Newhart (Dr. Robert Hartley) is a huge Take Charge Indy fan. · 785 days ago ·
Stakes races on both coasts of Florida leave a lot of food for thought.Read More
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  • wantwoman100 · Union Rags and Awesome Marie ,you can't pick a winner out of either of these horse for the horse of the week..They just both just went out for a training run.. · 786 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Union Rags looked very impressive, Chris, but I was SUPER impressed with Awesome Maria coming in off that long layoff. · 785 days ago ·
Union Rags was the Kentucky Derby 2012 favorite going into the Fountain of Youth Stakes and proved his mettle with a facile score at Gulfstream Park under Julien Leparoux on Sunday.Read More
Eclipse Sportswire was at all the big races last week and captured some great moments at the Fountain of Youth, Risen Star & more - it's the best week yet!Read More
Leparoux benefits from the decision that left a vacancy on Union Rags for the Fountain of Youth...Read More
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  • cocoa2 · He could still take the Preakness, if he can run on lead. · 787 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · How can you make that prediction without knowing a single other runner? · 786 days ago ·
There was never any way UR would loose.
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  • icyhotboo · "cocoa2 · I wish I was older." The day will come when you won't. lol · 786 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · cocoa2, you saw Zenyatta she could run with any of them. This from a biased east coast fan of Rachel. · 786 days ago ·
Union Rags shows no signs of rust with an emphatic four-length tally in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes...Read More
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  • cocoa2 · Cardly Knot - I hope he runs as a 4, maybe a five before they retire him. He looks like he has skill. · 787 days ago ·
  • Cardly Knot · Cocoa2, in a perfect world, I'd agree with you. If he really did go on and pull off that heist, he'd be worth way too much(insurance wise to race after 3. And honestly, what more would there be to prove if one could do all that as a 3 yr old, nowadays? UnionRags had 3yr old form at 2, looks and talent. I'd rather see his offspring down the road, than see him crippled and put down at 4 or 5. Its all hypothetical per say - as Julio Escalante Canai would say, "Who Cares?!?!" · 786 days ago ·
Going to be the Derby favorite! He pulled away easily! Going to be tough to beat.
Royal Delta is set to face Awesome Maria in each excellent mare's 2012 debut...Read More
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  • cpsoren121 · Union Rags v Algorithms! Hmm, could Discreet Dancer surprise??? · 789 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · AnnaK, I was sick with envy, too. I wish I could have been down at Gulfstream for yesterday's card (Feb. 25), but I'm looking forward to the March 10 card, which I WILL be at Gulfstream for. · 787 days ago ·

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