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Ruis Files Petition In Los Angeles Court Over CHRB Handling Of Justify Scopolamine Case

The following press release was distributed to media by Darrell Vienna, the attorney representing owner Mick Ruis, on Monday evening: On January 13, 2019, Mick Ruis, whose horse, Bolt d’Oro, finished second in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby, filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking for a writ ordering the California Horse […]

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Mick And Wendy Ruis Buy Woodford Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Base

The farm formerly known as Woodford Thoroughbreds, just outside of Lexington, Ky., has sold to Mick and Wendy Ruis of Ruis Racing, LLC. “This particular farm was beautiful, productive, well-designed, and is in a great location,” said listing broker Tom Biederman. Kirkpatrick & Company associate Cathy Davis represented the Ruises. “My clients love Kentucky,” said […]

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Mick Ruis-Trained Midnight Pleasure Nails Blanket Finish In Turfway’s Forego Stakes

Midnight Pleasure charged from last to first in the $50,000 Forego Stakes Friday at Turfway Park, gobbling up the last half-furlong to win by a neck in a four-way rush to the wire. Mr Ashley, off at 67-1, was second, a nose better than third-place Torazo, who finished a neck ahead of Lanier in fourth. […]

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Union Strike Supplemented To Keeneland November Catalog

Grade 1 stakes winner Union Strike, who captured the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont last month, has been supplemented to Book 1 of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale as Hip 245E. Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign the 4-year-old filly by Union Rags as a racing or broodmare prospect. “We are thrilled to […]

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Union Strike Overcomes Bad Start For Gallant Bloom Handicap

Mick and Wendy Ruis’ Union Strike recovered from a slow break and made the most of a ground-saving late run to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs, the second of three stakes on Sunday’s card at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Union Strike broke […]

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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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Union Strike Surfaces At Arlington For Chicago Handicap

A competitive baker’s dozen has been assembled for this Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Chicago Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse. Headlining the seven-furlong test for fillies and mares over the all-weather surface is Grade 1 winner Union Strike, who breaks from post two under Corey Nakatani and enters the Chicago Handicap off of a five-month layoff. […]

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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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