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Kentucky Derby Contender

Bolt d'Oro

Owner: Ruis Racing, LLC
Trainer: Mick Ruis
Jockey: Victor Espinoza

2017 FrontRunner Replay

Get to Know Bolt d'Oro

Sire: Medaglia d’Oro (El Prado (IRE))
Dam: Globe Trot (A.P. Indy)
Foaled: March 17,2015
Breeder: WinStar Farm, LLC

Starts: 6
Wins: 4
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $1,016,000

Bettors’ Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

Bolt d'Oro: The Santa Anita Derby runner-up had to do the dirty work chasing loose-leading Justify and likely was not leaned upon for his absolute best effort. He’s been safely in the Derby field on points for some time and fits among the best of this generation. But Bold d’Oro never has traveled to race on the road and his trainer Mick Ruis competes in absolutely new territory. Only 2 SA Derby runner-ups have rebounded to wear the roses, Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quiet (1998). He’s a major contender, but he’s had 2 tough races in a row and some physical issues to open the year that set him behind. Watch his workouts.



April 1: Bolt d'Oro Workout

Bolt d'Oro, 1:01.20, and Midnight Harbor, 1:01.60, worked 5 Furlongs at Santa Anita Park on April 1st, 2018, for trainer Mick Ruis. Bolt d'Oro will run next in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby....

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My Take On The San Felipe Stakes

Last Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park turned out to be a real humdinger. McKinzie, favored at even money in the Grade II affair, and Bolt d’Oro, sent off at 6-5, put on quite a sh...

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Bolt d'Oro Race History

Date Race Track Finish
April 7, 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1) Santa Anita 2nd
March 10, 2018 San Felipe Stakes (G2) Santa Anita 1st
November 4, 2017 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) Del Mar 3rd
September 30, 2017 FrontRunner Stakes (G1) Santa Anita 1st
September 4, 2017 Del Mar Futurity (G1) Del Mar 1st
August 5, 2017 Maiden Del Mar 1st

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