Last Updated on February 22, 2022 10:26 am by Erwin Noguera
The Fountain of Youth Stakes is a horse race celebrated each year at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida in late February or early March. This race is for North American Grade 2 Thoroughbred horses from 3-year-old colts, which will run a 1 1/16 mile dirt track. This race is one of the preparatory races for the road to the Kentucky Derby. The Fountain of Youth Stakes will be on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
This race is one of the main prep races for the Kentucky Derby which awards a prize pool of $400,000.
Throughout history, this race has produced many top Kentucky Derby winners such as Orb, Thunder Gulch, Spectacular Bid, and Tim Tam, as well as Forty Niner and Union Rags. As well as the father of Triple Crown winner Justify, Scat Daddy. Another very good specimen was the Code of Honor, which won the race in 2019 earning more than $2.9 million.
For the past 10 years, coach C.R. McGaughey III has managed to win this race 3 times, in 2013 with the colt Orb, in 2019 with Code of Honor and, the current champion of this race, Greatest Honour.
While it is true that this race becomes more complicated and, at the same time, much more entertaining as the years go by, the records in each of the important statistics are from several years ago.
Colts confirmed in this Fountain of Youth Stakes 2022.
As we can see, the 4 horses confirmed for this race at this time are among the best 3-year-old colts that have the privilege of being present at this prestigious event.
As mentioned, The Fountain of Youth Stakes is one of the most important preparatory competitions for the Kentucky Derby, since it awards 50 points to the winner, which would practically be the entry ticket for the derby.