HRFLA Staff Report
The $400,000 Fountain of Youth (Grade 2) for 3-year-olds is one of nine stakes races at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Those races are part of a 13-race card, with first post of 12:10 p.m.
The Fountain of Youth, at 1 1/6 miles on dirt, is the 12th race with scheduled post at 5:42 p.m.
It is a second round points qualifying race for the Kentucky Derby (Grade 1). That 1 1/4 mile dirt stakes will be on May 6 a Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
The first four Fountain of Youth finishers will receive 50, 20, 10 and 5 points respectively. It is likely that about 30 points will be needed to qualify for one of the 20 spots in the Kentucky Derby field.
A full field of 12 horses is expected for the Fountain of Youth. Simplification, Emmanuel, Rattle N Roll and Giant Oak are among likely favorites.
During the race day, we will have preview stories on the Fountain of Youth, including coming-in point totals of top contenders, and stories on several of today’s other Gulfstream stakes. Surf on over to our blog for those posts. https://insidefloridahorseracing.blogspot.com