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Friday, February 22, 2013

National HBPA's Quest for the Crown - Fountain of Youth and Risen Star Stakes

Welcome to the second edition of the National HBPA's Quest for the Crown, a weekly look at the major prep races on the road to the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

Below you will find a variety of links to previews, analysis, video, free PPs and more for the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park and $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds, both on Saturday, February 23.

After the links for both races, you will also find useful information about the Kentucky Derby prep race schedule, points standings and leading contenders. You can also read Daily Racing Form's Mike Watchmaker's handicapping analysis of both races.

If you have a link to suggest, please email You may also post your comments or selections to this blog by clicking the comment link at the bottom of this posting.  

$400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) * Gulfstream Park * 2/23 * Approx. Post - 5:35 ET
Daily Racing Form's Mike Watchmaker to speak at Gulfstream on FOY Day -

Analysis and selections for Fountain of Youth - The Downey Profile

Fountain of Youth video preview and free PPs -

Advocating Violence: Pletcher Star Set for Fountain of Youth -

Gulfstream Park: McLaughlin testing Elmutahid in Fountain of Youth -

Analysis, picks and free PPs for Fountain of Youth - Downthestretchs blog

Horse-by-horse analysis of Fountain of Youth - Thoroughbred Horse Racing blog

Fountain of Youth handicapping analysis - And Down the Stretch They Come blog

Violence ready for Fountain of Youth -

$400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) * Fair Grounds * 2/23 * Approx. Post - 4:57 CT
Normandy Invasion could be Brown's first Derby horse -

Risen Star video preview -

Sunbean Serves as Pride of Louisiana in Risen Star -

How to bet Fair Grounds' Pick 4 for Feb. 23 -

Analysis, picks and free PPS for Risen Star - Downthestretchs blog

Horse-by-horse analysis of Risen Star - Thoroughbred Horse Racing blog

Sunbean is "All about Louisiana" -

Ive Struck a Nerve a Risen Star longshot to consider -

Gary Stevens takes aim at Risen Star for first time since 2005 - 

Helpful Links:
Complete Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule with Point Values -

Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard -

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Info -

Kentucky Derby Power Rankings from Leading Handicappers -

Profiles of Leading Kentucky Derby Contenders -

Daily Racing Form's Derby Top 20 -

Free Feature Portfolio with Pedigree and Dam Info on Top Horses -

The Paulick Report's Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams -

Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen -

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