Fountain of Youth Day at Gulfstream Park

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.

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