01/31/2012 10:43AM

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags and Trickmeister tune up

Barbara D. Livingston
Union Rags works five furlongs in 1:02.60 at Palm Meadows on Tuesday.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Union Rags, runner-up to Hansen in both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and in the Eclipse Award voting, continues to progress towards his 3-year-old debut, which is scheduled to come in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on Feb. 26. Union Rags worked five furlongs in 1:02.60 at Palm Meadows on Tuesday, posting splits of 25.40 and 37.80 before galloping out six furlongs in 1:15.40.

Trickmeister continues his preparations for the Grade 1 Donn, working six furlongs in 1:12.40 at Gulfstream on Tuesday. Trickmeister, easy winner of the Harlan’s Holiday Stakes here last month, galloped out seven-eighths in 1:27 while finishing on his correct lead, something he had not done in his two previous works.