08/05/2014 1:42PM

Florida Sire Stakes fields take shape


Gulfstream is hosting the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes for the first time this year, and the leadoff races in each division are set for Saturday, with the $100,000 Desert Vixen for fillies and the $100,000 Dr. Fager for colts and geldings.

Sing Praises, a 20-1 winner July 12 of the Birdonthewire Stakes, is among those expected for the Dr. Fager, along with Of Course and Fierce Tide.

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Probables for the Desert Vixen include one-time winners Hazel Eyed Girl, Holywell, Katie’s Kiss, and Standard Deal. Saturday entries were to be drawn Wednesday.

Subsequent races in the series are set for Sept. 6 and Oct. 4.