Windsor Castle Works Toward Fountain of Youth

From Gulfstream Park
Trainer Frank Alexander worked Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Windsor Castle on Saturday at Gulfstream in preparation for the $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) over 1 1/16 miles here Feb. 17. With Robbie Davis in the saddle, Windsor Castle was timed in 1:13 4/5 for six furlongs (handily) and got the half-mile in :48 4/5.

"It was a good work," Alexander said. "We had thought of running him in today's Holy Bull Stakes but the Fountain of Youth looks like a better spot for him."

Alexander bought Windsor Castle for $45,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old sale last March and has raced him seven times. He has three wins and two seconds to his credit while amassing earnings of $209,100.

Windsor Castle was second, beaten two and a quarter lengths in the Cowdin Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park on Oct. 15. He then was second beaten a length and a quarter in the one mile Nashua Stakes (gr. III) on Nov. 5 and a two and a half-length winner of the 1 1/8 miles Remsen on Nov. 25. The latter two races were at Aqueduct.

After the Remsen, Alexander sold Windsor Castle to Dogwood Stable but continues to train the Lord Carson colt.