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To Honor And Serve Returns in Fountain of Youth

2011 Kentucky Derby hopeful To Honor And Serve, winner of the 2010 Nashua and Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, tops a field of eight in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Feb 26. The nine furlong event is the 10th race on Saturday’s card.

The exciting 3-year-old son of Bernardini, out of Deputy Minister dam Pilfer, finished second in his sprint debut at Saratoga last summer before reeling off three straight wins to end his juvenile campaign. He defeated recent Risen Star Stakes winner Mucho Macho Man in the Nashua and Remsen.

Bill Mott trains To Honor And Serve for Live Oak Plantation. John Velazquez, who was aboard for the Remsen, will be back in the saddle on Saturday.

To Honor And Serve has worked six times at Payson Park in preparation for his 2011 bow, including a bullet four furlong move on Feb 20.

His competition includes graded stakes winners Soldat and Gourmet Dinner.




To Honor And Serve Works at Payson Park

To Honor And Serve breezed five furlongs in 1:04.20 on Jan 30th. The move was his third since arriving at the Payson Park Training Center in Florida. He went four furlongs in :51 on Jan 24th and three furlongs in :39.80 on Jan 16th.

The 2011 Kentucky Derby hopeful began his career with a place finish behind subsequent Stakes winner Astrology at Saratoga last summer. He ended his juvenile campaign with three straight wins including a pair of Graded scores against recent 4th place Holy Bull finisher Mucho Macho Man.

To Honor And Serve, trained by Bill Mott, is expected to make his 3-year-old bow in the Feb 26 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.