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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Belmont As A Solo Act?

While the Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Triple Crown series, in some ways it stands alone. The taxing distance, the high stakes of the race when a Triple Crown contender comes to town, the difficulty for both horse and jockey all make it a unique event. In this edition of The Friday […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Tops Rich Field In Met Mile

An accomplished group of 11 graded-stakes winners, topped by $3.7 million earner and multiple Grade or Group 1 champion Mind Your Biscuits, will line up in an all-star edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. The 125th running of the Met Mile for 3-year-olds and up is one […]

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Geroux’s Ability To Make 114-Pound Impost Earns Met Mile Mount On Bolt D’Oro

Two-time Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro worked a half-mile Sunday morning at Keeneland under multiple graded-stakes winning jockey Florent Geroux, who will be aboard for the first time in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, Bolt d’Oro completed the distance in 48.40 seconds to rank 18th of 56 horses over Keeneland’s main track. He has […]

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‘He Did It So Easy’: Bolt D’Oro Breezes Five Furlongs In 57 Flat At Keeneland

Ruis Racing’s Bolt d’Oro put in his first workout since the Kentucky Derby, going five furlongs in 57 seconds flat Monday morning at Keeneland as he readies for a start in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap on Belmont Stakes Day, June 9. The Medaglia d’Oro colt worked in company with stablemate Orbit Rain, impressing owner and trainer […]

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Bolt d’Oro To Get Two Breezes In Before Met Mile Bid

Santa Anita Derby runner-up and 12th place Kentucky Derby finisher Bolt d’Oro will have a pair of works before his start in the Grade 1 Met Mile, owner and trainer Mick Ruis told the Daily Racing Form. Ruis said the son of Medaglia d’Oro would work Monday either at Keeneland or Churchill Downs, depending on […]

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Bolt D’Oro Now Headed For Met Mile, Not Preakness

Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to drf.com. The 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby had been considered for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, but Ruis said he wants “the best for Bolt, as much as I would love to […]

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Nakatani To Be Reunited With Bolt D’Oro, Possibly In Preakness

Jockey Corey Nakatani will be reunited with Bolt d’Oro in the Preakness, should the colt run. Nakatani rode the son of Medaglia d’Oro in his first four races, winning three, before being replaced by Javier Castellano in the San Felipe Stakes and the Santa Anita Derby, and then Victor Espinoza in the Run for the […]

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Preakness Notes: Barring Muddy Track, Bolt d’Oro To Run; Good Magic Decision Monday

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis confirmed Thursday that Bolt d’Oro is a candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Bolt d’Oro, who finished 12th behind victorious Justify in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track, galloped a mile and a half at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Thursday morning. “We’re going to see how he’s training up to it, […]

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Report: Bolt d’Oro Could Still Make Preakness, Ruis Waiting Out Justify

The Blood-Horse reported Wednesday afternoon that there may be a change of plans in store for multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro. Although owner/trainer Mick Ruis had planned to send the colt back to California for a freshener, he has instead transferred to Keeneland. Ruis told The Blood-Horse he is waiting to see what happens with Kentucky Derby winner […]

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Kentucky Derby Chart Revised With New Margins Mid-Pack

Equibase issued a new version of the chart for Kentucky Derby 144 Tuesday, one that sees dramatic revisions in the margins between horses in the middle of the pack. According to Daily Racing Form, speed figure makers expressed concerns that some of the margins had to be off. Among them, 10th place finisher Solomini was listed […]

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