Fountain of Youth Stakes

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Note: Date, Track and Qualifying Points are based on the Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby schedule

When:  February 27, 2021

Where:  Gulfstream Park (Hallandale Beach, FL)

Purse: $400,000

Race Distance: 1 1/16 mile

History:  The Fountain of Youth is one of the most important second-tier Kentucky Derby prep races and a feeder race to the Grade 1 Florida Derby. Inaugurated in 1945, it’s named for the sought-after mythical spring that was thought to be located in the area. The race was run at various distances from its inception until 1953, when it was first contested at its current distance of 1 1/16 miles. The Fountain of Youth has been a super productive Derby prep, with four of its winners having taken both the Derby and another American classic, including Tim Tam (1958), Kauai King (1966), Spectacular Bid (1979) and Thunder Gulch (1995). Other notable winners include prolific sires Pulpit (1997), Scat Daddy (2007), and Quality Road (2009), as well as 2013 Derby winner Orb and 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags.

Qualifying Points:  50-20-10-5

Past Winners (since 1990):

2020 - Ete Indien
2019 - Code of Honor
2018 - Promises Fulfilled
2017 - Gunnevera
2016 - Mohaymen
2015 - Itsaknockout
2014 - Wildcat Red
2013 - Orb
2012 - Union Rags
2011 - Soldat
2010 - Eskendereya
2009 - Quality Road
2008 - Cool Coal Man
2007 - Scat Daddy
2006 - First Samurai
2005 - High Fly
2004 - Read the Footnotes
2003 - Trust n Luck
2002 - Booklet
2001 - Songandaprayer
2000 - High Yield
1999 - Vicar
1998 - Lil's Lad
1997 - Pulpit
1996 - Built For Pleasure
1995 - Thunder Gulch
1994 - Dehere
1993 - Duc d'Sligovil*
1993 - Storm Tower*
1992 - Dance Floor
1991 - Fly So Free
1990 - Shot Gun Scott

*denotes the race was run over two divisions

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