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3 yo. colt Awesome Of Course Go Girlfriend Go
A hard-trying chestnut son of Awesome of Course, Fellowship heads to the Preakness off a fourth-place finish in the Pat Day Mile (G3), contested on the undercard of the Kentucky Derby (G1) May 7.
Late-running Fellowship has finished in the money in eight of his 12 career starts, the last 11 of them in stakes, following his debut victory last May. He broke through with an eye-catching 4 ½-length victory in the Florida Sire In Reality Stakes last fall at Gulfstream Park, finishing his juvenile campaign running second in the Juvenile Sprint and Smooth Air, both at Gulfstream Park West.
Back at his home base of Gulfstream under previous trainer Stanley Gold, Fellowship opened 2016 finishing fifth in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes Jan. 2 before closing to be third behind then-unbeaten Mohaymen in both the Holy Bull (G2) Jan. 30 and the Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 27, and again to Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the Florida Derby (G1) April 2.
Fellowship is attempting to become the eighth Florida-bred to win the Preakness and the first since Afleet Alex’s dramatic victory in 2005.