Glimmers of Gold

You’ll know when you see that blinding piece of elegance glimmering. – Maybe you could compare it to Alfred R. Ferguson’s paradoxical poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” As it echoes “Nature’s First Green is Gold.” – This past weekend I’m not sure if I saw a glimmer or the real thing. But one thing is for sure. Time will reveal if it is earthy majesty, or just a treat from the Racing Gods. – Take a look and decide for yourself. Are we seeing a glimmer of real gold ?


Making his sophomore debut at Gulfstream Park, the Shadwell Stable color bearer ran his record to 4-0 with a dazzling 3 1/2-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull, further enhancing his reputation as the top 3-year-old contender in the East. Mohaymen’s road to the Triple Crown races is expected to continue through South Florida in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) February 27 at Gulfstream, with an eye on the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 2, according to the press release from Gulfstream Park. – When I saw his effortless action at the 3/16th’s pole, it appeared as if he could take flight. By all accounts he came out of the race in top shape, and the future looks bright ahead. – If you missed the race, or would like to enjoy another glimpse of a top effort. Sit back and take it all in.



The 7 furlongs (G-2) Forward Gal shaped up to be a good race to watch. With heavily favored Cathryn Sophia who was the (1-9) chalk in a field of six. – She hesitated just a bit coming out of the gate, and I’m sure most of the chalk betting public drew a deep breath. But what transpired in the race leads me to think we may have a gal that we’ll be hearing from down the road. – She did the things maturing runners do, and in times of 45.2 and 1:09.4 it was even more impressive. Take a look for yourself.




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