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‘Night And Day Difference’ When Goats Care For Racehorses

When you think of goats, you usually think of them being on a farm and/or being used for their milk. But they’ve also been known to be pets and – at the racetrack – a friend for a horse in need. Horse trainer Dan Hendricks has a goat at his barn named Jack. He is […]

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Thoroughbred Week Platform Features Video, Stories About Racing Stakeholders

Thoroughbred Week, a new digital content platform at for industry participants to tell their stories, launched today. The website features original content, with an emphasis on video, and first-person articles provided by industry stakeholders from all segments of the business. With early support from the likes of Graham and Anita Motion, Jill Baffert, Hall […]

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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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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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Business As Usual For Ruis Family After Union Strike’s Debutante Victory

Mick and Wendy Ruis occupied lawn chairs on the patch of artificial turf outside the Ruis Racing LLC stable office here Sunday morning. Inside, their daughter Shelbe took care of business as usual. Well, as usual as it can be when you’re 25 years old and you’ve trained Union Strike, winner of the Grade I […]

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Union Strike’s Debutante Win A Grade 1 First For Trainer Ruis, Sire Union Rags

Giving both 25-year-old trainer Shelbe Ruis and freshman sire Union Rags their first stakes winners, Ruis Racing’s Union Strike came roaring down the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies under jockey Martin Garcia by 2 1/4 lengths. In just her second start and first career victory, Union Strike defeated American Pharoah’s […]

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‘All In The Family’ Works Well For Young Trainer Shelbe Ruis

It’s only been four months since Shelbe Ruis was elevated to a high management position in a newly-formed, but not brand new, type of family business venture. She’s only 25 years old. But if the family business plan that has been mapped out by her father and mother, Mick and Wendy, and older brother, Mick, […]

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First Winner For 25-Year-Old Trainer Shelbe Ruis Sunday At Santa Anita

Not only did 20-1 longshot Rockport Babe provide a stunning upset in Sunday’s first race at Santa Anita, the 3-year-old maiden filly by Rockport Harbor provided her 25-year-old trainer, Shelbe Ruis, with her first-ever win. A native of Descanso, in east San Diego County, Ruis grew up in a family steeped in the horse business, […]

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