Bet on the Fountain Of Youth Stakes
The Fountain Of Youth Stakes has been a key part of the Triple Crown prep-race season since 1945. Held at Gulfstream Park in late February, the Grade 2 race offers a purse of $400,000. The race sets a horse up perfectly to compete in the Grade 1 Florida Derby and ultimately, set their sights on the Kentucky Derby. Run at a mile and a sixteenth, the race boasts a storied history that includes four Kentucky Derby winners. The race is also part of the Kentucky Derby qualifying points system.
Fountain Of Youth Racebooks
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Fountain Of Youth Stakes Betting Odds
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2017 Fountain Of Youth Stakes Contenders
Undefeated Mohaymen came into the 2016 Fountain of Youth looking to secure his spot in the Kentucky Derby gate, and when the dust had settled he had done just that, picking up the win and the 50 qualifying points that essentially gaurantees the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee a chance to run for the roses May 7. After getting bumped a bit out of the gate, Mohaymen settled well in fifth place in the six-horse race, just four lengths off the leader. Moving steadily forward down the backstretch, he went by pace-setter Awesome Banner midway through the turn, and then hooked the upset minded Zulu at the top of the stretch. Those two ran heads apart through a furlong, before Mohaymen dug in to pull away and win by a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths. Zulu hung on for second, the first defeat of his three-race career, while 22-1 lobgshot Fellowship was third.
2016 Results Win Place Show
1) Mohaymen 2.80 2.10 2.10
2) Zulu 3.20 2.60
3) Fellowship 3.40
(Also Ran: Awesome Speed, Awesome Banner, Golden Ray)
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Did you know?
There have been five horses over the course of history to win the Fountain Of Youth and then parlay that into success into the Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby – Tim Tam (1958), Kauai King (1966), the great Spectacular Bid (1979), Thunder Gulch (1995) and Orb (2013). In addition, the highly-regarded Union Rags won the Fountain Of Youth in 2012 and went on to win the Belmont Stakes.
Over the course of the history of the race, there have been two jockeys who have dominated with four wins each. Jerry Bailey, a Hall of Fame jockey, won the Fountain of Youth with Naked Sky (1980), Lil’s Lad (1998), Read the Footnotes (2003) and High Fly (2004). Not to be outdone, John Velazquez has won with Scat Daddy (2007), Quality Road (2009), mile and an eighth stakes record holder Eskendereya (2010) and Union Rags (2012).