Honor Code Jogs at Gulfstream
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/2/2014 3:17:28 PM
Last Updated: 2/3/2014 4:10:37 PM
Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner Honor Code jogged at Gulfstream Park & Casino the morning of Feb. 2, the second straight day the 3-year-old colt was on the track since being transferred from trainer Shug McGaughey's division at Payson Park in Indiantown, Fla.
"I wanted to get him off the deeper track and I wanted to be around him, too," McGaughey said of the son of A.P. Indy.
Honor Code, who races for Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm, recently sustained bruising in his back ankles while training for a scheduled 2014 debut in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) at Gulfstream on Feb. 22.
Meanwhile, McGaughey said Top Billing, who captured an allowance race at Gulfstream in spectacular last-to-first fashion last weekend, is now scheduled to make his stakes debut in the Fountain of Youth, a key prep for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) on March 29.
"He came out of his race really good. It looks like a good spot," McGaughey said of the Curlin homebred, who races for William S. and E. J. Hudson.
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