Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth to Headline Remarkable Saturday Program at Gulfstream
Feb 24, 2020
Nine Graded Stakes - Four Grade 2 – and Dennis’ Moment, Chance It in Fountain of Youth
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – One of most competitive and compelling racing programs of the year will be held Saturday when nine graded-stakes races – including four Grade 2s highlighted by the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) for Triple Crown prospects – will be contested at Gulfstream Park.
Along with the incredible live card, Gulfstream will offer an umbrella giveaway while supplies last and fans will be able to watch and wager on the Samba Saudi Derby, Saudi Sprint, and the $20 million Saudi Cup from King Abdulaziz Racetrack. The Saudi Cup features Pegasus World Cup (G1) winner Mucho Gusto, 2019 Florida Derby (G1) winner Maximum Security, McKinzie, Midnight Bisou and Tacitus.
First race post Saturday at Gulfstream is 11:30 a.m. Silks will open at 10 a.m.
The post-position draw for the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth will take place after Wednesday’s first race and can be seen live: Click here to view.
Some of highlights include:
- Dennis’ Moment, one of the top-rated 3-year-olds on everyone’s contender list for the Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby (G1), will make his 3-year-old debut in the Fountain of Youth against multiple-stakes winner Chance It, Holy Bull (G3) runner-up Ete Indien and Gear Jockey, third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).
- Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) winner Zulu Alpha returning in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2). The 1 3/8-mile turf event is also expected to draw Grade 1 winner Sadler’s Joy and graded-stakes winners A Thread of Blue and Spooky Channel.
- The Gulfstream Park Mile may be the most competitive race of the day with Pegasus World Cup (G1) runner-up Mr Freeze, Pegasus World Cup fourth-place finisher Diamond Oops, last year’s Florida Derby runner-up Bodexpress, Grade 1 winner Hog Creek Hustle and True Timber.
- Tonalist’s Shape, winner of the Forward Gal (G3), leads a strong group of 3-year-old fillies in the one- mile Davona Dale (G2) along with Demoiselle (G2) winner Lake Avenue and runner-up Maedean (both from the barn of Mark Hennig), Arindel’s homebred and multiple-stakes winner Onyx, and Nikki and Papa, third in her maiden debut in the Forward Gal.
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