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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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$1.2-Million Colt By Medaglia D’Oro Top Price At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

For the fourth consecutive year, it was a seven-figure juvenile that topped Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Md. The sale topper came towards the end of the second session on Tuesday. Hip 565, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro, lit up the board to the tune of $1,200,000. Dennis O’Neill purchased the top-priced […]

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Bolt D’Oro ‘Better And Better’ Through Final Derby Preparations

In his final half-mile work ahead of the Kentucky Derby, Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro continued to impress his trainer. According to bloodhorse.com, the son of Medaglia d’Oro covered a half in :48 1/5 at Santa Anita Park on Saturday morning, ridden by his big day rider Victor Espinoza. “He’s different from any time he’s been in my […]

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$1.1 Million Medaglia D’Oro Filly Closes Record-Achieving OBS Spring Sale

Records fell by the wayside as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training reached new levels in gross, average, and median figures. The fourth and final session and entire sale was topped by Hip No. 1197, a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, purchased by Steven […]

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Bolt D’Oro ‘Got The Air That He Needed’ In Penultimate Derby Work

Top Kentucky Derby prospect Bolt d’Oro had his penultimate major exercise on Sunday, breezing seven furlongs in 1:24 1/5 at Santa Anita Park. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro worked by himself under new rider Victor Espinoza, with fractions of :46.60 and :58.40. “When he works alone, he’s not as excellent, but he’s […]

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‘Tactical With A Lot Of Heart’: Espinoza Excited About Partnership With Bolt D’Oro

If any jockey knows how to win on the Triple Crown trail, it’s Victor Espinoza. In the past four years, the Hall of Fame rider has captured five of the six jewels in racing’s most prestigious prize. They were the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness on California Chrome in 2014, and the Derby, Preakness and […]

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Justify ‘Still Learning How To Run’; Bolt D’Oro ‘Got A Lot Out Of It’

Justify, Bolt d’Oro and Midnight Bisou, arguably the leading three-year-olds in the land, will move their captivating acts to Kentucky next month where they will take center stage in the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. “He looks good,” Bob Baffert said of Justify early Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after the chestnut son of Scat Daddy […]

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McLaughlin Will Train Enticed At Palm Meadows For The ‘Weather,’ ‘Quiet’

Godolphin Racing’s Enticed emerged from his runner-up finish in Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct no worse for wear and will continue to target the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin Sunday morning. Enticed, by Medaglia d’Oro and out of multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, raced in second early behind rank pacesetter Old Time Revival and battled […]

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Justify Defeats Bolt D’Oro Under Masterful Ride In Santa Anita Derby

He’s been highly touted for weeks now, but Justify finally had the chance to prove himself in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy, winner of both of his career starts thus far, took the lead out of the gate and cruised around the track all alone on the front […]

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