Fountain of Youth Timing Adjusted

Fountain of Youth Timing Adjusted
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Cool Coal Man's Fountain of Youth final time has been adjusted.
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Upon review, the fractions and final time for the Feb. 24 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) have been adjusted, with Gulfstream Park’s official final time for the 1 1/8-mile race now to be listed as 1:50.07.

The official fractions for the race, won by Cool Coal Man, are :24.03 for the first quarter, :47.62 for the half-mile, 1:11.52 for six furlongs and 1:36.32 for the mile. Bernie Hettel, Gulfstream Park’s Racing Operations Manager, timed the race.

“I looked at it three times, hand timing it each time, and those are the fractions and final that we keep coming up with,” Hettel said in a release issued by the track. “As this was hand-timed, there may be some incremental differences from clocker to clocker, but we are satisfied with what we have found.”

The timing of the race was put under review when it was determined that an outrider and his pony, stationed about 20 feet in front of the starting gate, crossed in front of the timer and tripped it before the lead horse reached the mark.

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