Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) will headline the March 5 program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., providing 3-year-old prospects a steppingstone to the April 2 $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) and the 2022 Triple Crown. The 76th running of the tradition-rich stakes will also be featured in a mega promotion between 1/ST sister tracks Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., which will play host to a combined 15 graded stakes worth $4.15 million that day.
Gulfstream will offer nine graded stakes worth $1.7 million in purses, while Santa Anita’s card will be graced by six graded-stakes worth $2.45 million. A Coast to Coast All Turf Stakes Pick 5 and a Coast to Coast All Dirt Stakes Pick 5, each with legs run at Gulfstream and Santa Anita, will be among the highlights of the 1/ST promotion. A free contest will offer a $5 million jackpot for an entry or entries with all 15 graded/stakes winners.
In addition to the Fountain Youth, the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2), a mile race for 3-year-old fillies; $200,000 WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile (G2), a mile stakes for 4-year-olds and up; $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2), a 1 3/8-mile turf stakes for older horses; $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3), a mile race for 4-year-olds and up; $150,000 Honey Fox (G3), a mile turf stakes for older fillies and mares; $150,000 The Very One (G3), a 1 3/8-mile turf test for older fillies and mares; $125,000 Herecomesthebride (G3), a mile turf event for 3-year-old fillies; and the $125,000 Palm Beach (G3), a mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds; will be featured on Gulfstream’s March 5 card.
Nominations for all nine of Gulfstream’s graded stakes will close on Sunday.
Santa Anita’s March 5 program will offer the $650,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1), a 1 ¼-mile handicap for older horses, $500,000 Beholder (G1), a mile stakes for older fillies and mares; $500,000 Frank E. Kilroe (G1), a mile turf race for older horses; $400,000 San Felipe (G2), a 1 1/16-mile event for 3-year-olds; $200,000 San Carlos (G2), a seven-furlong sprint for older horses; and $200,000 Buena Vista (G2), a mile race for older fillies and mares.