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  1. Fountain of Youth: Union Rags back in style

    Mike Welsch

    Union Rags made a smashing return to action and solidified his status as the early favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby by romping to victory Sunday in the 68th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  2. Castellano opts to ride Algorithms over Union Rags in Fountain of...

    Mike Welsch

    After agonizing over the decision for several days, jockey Javier Castellano and his agent, Matt Muzikar, have chosen to ride Algorithms, not Union Rags, in Gulfstream Park's Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on Feb. 26.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2012
  3. Union Rags does a little extra in workout for Fountain of Youth

    Mike Welsch

    With regular exercise rider Peter Brette aboard, Union Rags came by the finish line the first time in an open gallop, going at better than a two-minute lick around to the half-mile pole.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  4. Soldat finishes well in final prep

    Mike Welsch

    Fountain of Youth winner Soldat worked four furlongs in 49 seconds early Friday at the Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach in his final prep for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  5. Soldat best in Fountain of Youth; To Honor and Serve weakens to t...

    Mike Welsch

    Soldat left little doubt he's just as capable on a fast track as he is over slop or grass after leading from start to finish en route to a two-length victory over Gourmet Dinner in Saturday's $400,000 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2011
  6. To Honor and Serve draws post 7 for eight-horse Fountain of Youth...

    Mike Welsch

    To Honor and Serve drew post position 7 and tops a field of eight 3-year-olds and Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will contest Saturday's $400,000 Fountain of Youth.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  7. Gio Ponti prep for World Cup in Canadian Turf?

    Mike Welsch

    Nominations are out for the four stakes races to be decided here on the weekend of Feb. 26, and the two most important names on those lists are not even in the most important race of that weekend, the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  8. Ice Box steps up in Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Nick Zito knew Ice Box was a much better horse than his fifth-place finish in the Fountain of Youth indicated.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2010
  9. Eskendereya will work twice before Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Todd Pletcher reports that Eskendereya is doing very well after his eye-catching performance in last Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial and is back galloping over his winter base at the Palm Meadows training center.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2010
  10. Ice Box steps up in Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Nick Zito knew Ice Box was a much better horse than his fifth-place finish in the Fountain of Youth indicated.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2010
  11. Fountain of Youth, Risen Star compete for same horses

    Mike Welsch

    The decision by Fair Grounds to rearrange its stakes schedule and push the Louisiana Derby back to March 27 did much more than simply motivate Gulfstream management to move the Grade 1 Florida Derby up a week to March 20.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2010
  12. Fountain of Youth prospects seek to emerge

    Mike Welsch

    While the focus of attention here at Gulfstream Park on Sunday will be on the Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes and the 2010 debut of Eclipse Award champion She Be Wild, the undercard is easily the best of the meet.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2010
  13. Season of change begins at Gulfstream Park

    Mike Welsch

    The 2010 Gulfstream Park meeting opens Sunday and everywhere you look there will be something new. New faces, new wrinkles, a new mall, and before the meet ends, perhaps even a new owner.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2010
  14. Florida Derby: Quality Road beats Dunkirk

    Mike Welsch

    Quality Road established himself as a leading Kentucky Derby candidate by turning back the previously undefeated Dunkirk through the stretch to win Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in track-record time.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  15. This Ones for Phil gets green light for Swale

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Rick Dutrow said he plans on entering This Ones for Phil in Saturday's Grade 3 Swale.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2009
  16. Dunkirk, Quality Road work for Fla. Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Dunkirk and Quality Road, the two leading candidates for Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby, beat the rain at the Palm Meadows training center on Saturday morning, turning in sharp workouts.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2009