Description: Mohaymen (KY) GR/RO, C, foaled May 2, 2013 (Tapit - Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union) remains undefeated and climbs to the top of the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard with a resounding win in the 8.5 furlong $400K Grade II Fountain Of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park February 27, 2016. Regular rider Junior Alvarado and Mohaymen broke alertly as Awesome Banner went out to set the pace. Zulu tracked Awesome Banner and Mohaymen steadily gained position as they raced up the back stretch. As they rounded the far turn Zulu took the lead and Mohaymen came along side. At the top of the stretch Mohaymen stretched out won as the rider pleased by 2 1/4 lengths over Zulu. Fellowship was 4 lengths further back for the show. The Fountain Of Youth Stakes is a Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series event and the first four finishers received Derby points on a scale of 50-20-10-5. Awesome Speed was fourth. Mohaymen is 5 for 5 and he has earned $805,350 for his owners at Shadwell Stable. He was bred by Clearsky Farms and he is being trained by Kiaran McLaughlin. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
Mohaymen's next start could be a showdown with Champion Nyquist in the 9 furlong $1 million Grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park April 2nd.
Nyquist could win a $1 million bonus if he wins. The Fasig-Tipton March Sale of 2015 offers the bonus for horses sold at the sale that go on to win the Florida Derby.
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