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June 15 Last Day For Nominations To Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday, June 15 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, September 1 (Debutante) and Monday, September 3 (Futurity). The nomination fee for […]

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Castellano Flies West, Works ‘Solid’ Bolt D’Oro From The Gate At Santa Anita

Ridden for the first time by four-time Eclipse Champion Javier Castellano, top Derby candidate Bolt d’Oro worked six furlongs out of the gate this morning at Santa Anita in 1:12 flat and was given gallop out times for seven furlongs in 1:25 flat and a mile in 1:39.80 by Santa Anita’s official clocking crew. With Castellano committed to the […]

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Likely Juvenile Favorite Bolt D’Oro Breezes Five Furlongs At Santa Anita

Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, 2-year-old Bolt d’Oro is widely regarded as the likely favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar in two weeks. The Medaglia d’Oro colt put in a five-furlong breeze at Santa Anita Park on Sunday, cruising through five furlongs in 1:01.40 under regular jockey Corey Nakatani. “I thought […]

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Bolt D’Oro Camino A La Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Con Contundente Victoria En El FrontRunner

Luego de su desempeño del pasado sábado 30 no queda duda de que Bolt d’Oro será el enemigo a vencer en la Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) del venidero 4 de Noviembre en Del Mar. El dosañero hijo de Medaglia d’Oro impresionó con una tajante demostración de superioridad galopando con 7 3/4 cuerpos el FrontRunner S. […]

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Bolt D’Oro Drives Clear To Impressive FrontRunner Victory

Bolt d’Oro proved he could make the jump to two turns for owner/trainer Mick Ruis when he dominated Saturday’s Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita as the 4-5 favorite. The juvenile son of Medaglia d’Oro relaxed just off the pace for jockey Corey Nakatani, then rallied around the turn to take the lead in […]

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Del Mar Futurity Winner Bolt D’Oro To Stand At Spendthrift After Racing Career

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro, winner of the G1 Del Mar Futurity, will stand at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm after his racing career, according to drf.com. The unbeaten 2-year-old by Medaglia d’Oro is out of the A.P. Indy mare Globetrot, making him a half-brother to stakes winner Sonic Mule. “We have an arrangement,” Hughes said. […]

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Bolt D’Oro Gives Ruis Family Another Grade 1-Winning Juvenile In Del Mar Futurity

Last year it was the Shelbe Ruis-trained Union Strike who surprised in the Del Mar Debutante. This year, father Mick Ruis kept the family tradition alive when he saddled the winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Monday, sending out Bolt d’Oro to a 3/4-length win over Zatter in the $300,000 contest. Ruis’ […]

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Baffert Now All-Time Leading Trainer At Del Mar

With the victory by St Patrick’s Day in Saturday’s eighth race, Bob Baffert moved ahead of Mike Mitchell to become Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer for wins with 477 compiled over 29 years at the track. Baffert was already the far and away leader for stakes victories with 123, counting two this season, and will be aiming […]

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Ruis ‘Very Excited’ To Take A Futurity Shot With Bolt D’Oro

The newly-formed Ruis Racing Stable of owner Mick Ruis, Sr., pulled off a big surprise when its Union Strike, trained by Ruis’ daughter Shelbe, won the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer. Mick is back, doing the training himself, and looking forward to taking a shot at another 2-year-old championship when he saddles Bolt […]

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‘Never Felt Anything That Exciting’: Herbstreit’s ‘Soul’ Showing Promise On The Track

ESPN/ABC lead analyst Kirk Herbstreit is a relative newcomer to the sport of horse racing, and is finding the thrill of the game quite intoxicating as the part-owner of promising 2-year-old colt Soul Streit. Named in honor of ESPN College Gameday’s Lee Corso, according to the Los Angeles Daily News, the son of Maclean’s Music broke […]

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