The Forward Gal Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of January at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The seven-furlong dirt event is open to three-year-old fillies. The race is a Grade II event with a purse of $200,000 and has been a prep race to the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, including the Kentucky Oaks, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Mother Goose Stakes.
Named for Forward Gal, the American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly of 1970, the race is considered a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.
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