Nadeau, Mailloux Handicap 1/ST Saturday Turf, Dirt Low Takeout Pick 5 Wagers – Horse Racing News

Rattle N Roll winning the Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland.

Saturday’s inaugural 1/ST Saturday, an innovative collaboration between Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., will offer Thoroughbred racing fans a chance to win a $5 million jackpot in a free contest linking all 15 stakes races [14 graded], and test their handicapping skills with the Coast-to-Coast All Dirt Stakes Pick 5 and Coast to Coast All Turf Stakes Pick 5.

Brian Nadeau’s Coast-to-Coast All Turf Pick 5:

 

Ashley Mailloux’s Coast-to-Coast All Dirt Pick 5:

The $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2), a tradition-rich prep for the April 2 $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) and Triple Crown, will headline Gulfstream’s 13-race program with a first-race post time of 12:10 p.m.

Tami Bobo’s Simplification, a gutsy second-place finisher in the Feb. 5 Holy Bull (G3) behind White Abarrio following a slow start and wide trip, has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite. The Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old son of Not This Time scored an impressive front-running victory in the Jan. 1 Mucho Macho Man. WinStar Farm LLC and Siena Farm LLC’s Emmanuel, undefeated in two impressive career starts, is rated second in the morning line at 3-1 for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher.

The Fountain of Youth, a 1 1/8-mile event that will offer 50 Kentucky Derby qualification points to the winner, drew a deep field of 12 sophomores, including Grade 1 stakes winner Rattle N Roll, who is slated to make his 2022 debut after winning the Breeders’ Cup Futurity (G1) at Keeneland in October.

The Fountain of Youth is one of eight graded stakes among a total of nine stakes on Gulfstream’s program, while the $650,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) will anchor a slate of six grades stakes at Gulfstream’s sister track.

The ownership of Diamond 100 Racing Club will sponsor Best Turned Out Groom and Horse at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park on 1/ST Saturday, March 5. For each race at Gulfstream and Santa Anita, the groom of the best turned out horse will receive a $100 gift card.

Judges examine the presentation and appearance of both horse and groom in the paddock to determine a winner.

The Coast to Coast All Dirt Stakes Pick 5 and the Coast to Coast All Turf Stakes Pick 5 will both include races from Gulfstream and Santa Anita. The all-dirt Pick 5 will be kicked off with the $200,000 San Carlos (G2) in Santa Anita’s Race 4, followed by the $200,000 Gulfstream Park Mile (G2) in Race 10 at the Hallandale Beach, FL track, the $400,000 San Felipe (G2) in Race 6 at Santa Anita, the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) in Race 12 at Gulfstream and the $650,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) in Race 11 in Arcadia, CA.

The $125,000 Palm Beach and the $150,000 Honey Fox (G3) in Races 7 and 8 at Gulfstream will kick off the all-turf Pick 5, followed by the $200,000 Buena Vista (G2) in Race 5 at Santa Anita, the $125,000 Herecomesthebride (G3) in Race 13 at Gulfstream and the $500,000 Kilroe Mile (G1) in Race 10 at Santa Anita.

To enter the free contest that offers a $5 million jackpot for picking all 15 stakes winners visit: www.1st.com/1st-Saturday.

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