del mar futurity

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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Owner Shah Hopes Promising Run Away Can Follow In Klimt’s Hoofprints

Last year Klimt, a horse Kaleem Shah named after 19th century Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, swept the major stakes for 2-year-olds, the Best Pal and the Del Mar Futurity. On Labor Day Monday, September 4, Shah-owned Run Away, a horse presumably named for what was hoped he would do from all opposition, will attempt to […]

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Million Dollar Baby: Juvenile Tatters To Riches Breezes Toward Del Mar Futurity

Purchased for $1 million at the OBS April 2-year-old in training sale, Tatters to Riches won his debut at Del Mar on July 29. The juvenile son of Union Rags is now being pointed to the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Monday, according to drf.com, and recorded his final breeze toward the race on Tuesday. […]

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Shah: ‘Every Chance’ Run Away Steps Forward In Best Pal Stakes

Kaleem Shah’s Klimt used a victory in the Best Pal Stakes as a springboard to another in the Del Mar Futurity and honors as 2-year-old of the meeting in 2016. Now the founder and president of CalNet technology company, who maintains residences in San Diego and Vienna, Virginia, is seeking to repeat the initial step […]

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Straight Fire Headed To WinStar For A Break

The Keith Desormeaux-trained juvenile Straight Fire will miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile next month at Santa Anita, as the colt by Dominus is being shipped to WinStar Farm in Kentucky for a break away from the races, reports the Daily Racing Form. “He’s been sent to Kentucky to WinStar Farm for a little break,” Desormeaux […]

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