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McKinzie ‘Coming Around Quickly,’ Could Make Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert has been high on sophomore McKinzie ever since last year, and it appears the colt is now on the comeback trail. The son of Street Sense has put in a trio of workouts at Del Mar over the past several weeks, his first since a leg injury shortly prior to the Santa […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings: When Fasig Met Tipton

Fasig-Tipton’s two-night Saratoga Sale of Selected Yearlings begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer the first of two PR Special newsletters for distribution both on the sale grounds and online. In today’s edition of the PR Special, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills traces […]

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Asmussen: Bolt d’Oro ‘Freakishly Impressive,’ Will Breeze When Ready

Trainer Steve Asmussen has enjoyed a successful beginning to his Saratoga meet. Asmussen, who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2016, entered Thursday’s card with 10 wins from 27 starters through 11 days of racing, including four wins from four starters between Monday and Wednesday. Topping the barn’s […]

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Don’t ‘Drag Your Feet’: Bolt D’Oro Arrives At Asmussen’s Barn At Saratoga

Multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro wasted no time in being shipped to new trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn, settling in with the Hall of Famer’s Saratoga contingent on the Oklahoma side Friday morning. Bolt d’Oro, who had been trained by owner Mick Ruis, was moved to Asmussen’s stable from Ruis’ farm in Kentucky. “He arrived […]

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Ruis Transferring His Grade 1 Winners Bolt d’Oro, Union Strike To Asmussen Barn

Bolt d’Oro, who won his first three starts as a 2-year-old in 2017 but has lost four of his last five, will be trained by Steve Asmussen when he returns to the track from a brief freshening. Mick Ruis, who owns and trained the two-time Grade 1-winning son of Medaglia d’Oro, confirmed the switch with […]

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Good Magic Tops 44 Invitees To $1 Million Haskell

Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations Friday to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park, with juvenile champion Good Magic heading the list of potential starters in the Grade 1 race. The Haskell is a “Win and You’re In” Challenge race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall at Churchill Downs, so the winner earns […]

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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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