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Majestic Hussar to stretch out in Fountain of Youth

Joseph Witek's three-year-old Kentucky homebred colt Majestic Hussar has run well in two allowance starts sprinting at Gulfstream Park this winter for trainer Eddie Kenneally, and is set to face his biggest challenge yet when he tries two turns for the first time in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on February 23.

"We know we have a quality sprinter after his two races here with the horses he ran against," Kenneally said Thursday afternoon. "We want to try the distance. If it doesn't work we still know we have a good sprinter. We know he likes the track. Gabriel Saez will ride him."

A son of Majestic Warrior, Majestic Hussar ran twice last summer at two, winning his debut at Saratoga in August and finishing seventh behind Shanghai Bobby in the Grade 2 Hopeful Stakes in September after setting the pace to the upper stretch.

In his two starts at Gulfstream, Majestic Hussar finished second to Falling Sky on December 15 and was impressive winning by 2 1/4 lengths over favorite Palace Malice going seven furlongs on January 19. Falling Sky came back to win the Grade 3 Sam Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Majestic Hussar's older half-brothers, the five-year-old Joes Blazing Aaron and four-year-old Tiz Sardonic Joe, are nominated for the Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes the same afternoon as the Fountain of Youth.

"We're going to run Joes Blazing Aaron in the Canadian and hope it turns out to be a family day," Kenneally.

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

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Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

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Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

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