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Bold Ruler

Status:
Deceased
Owner(s):
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Wheatley Stable
Pedigree:
Rating:
 
Bold Ruler 2
Bold Ruler 3

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Bold Ruler...

It's fun to imagine the possibilities of what you would do given the opportunity to breed your ideal race horse.Read More
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  • manuelsch97 · We do not have triple crown winners any more, because of the problem Matt tries to solve here, what is more eye catching? the winner of the Derby, the preakness and the BC classic, or the winner of the belmont, the JC gold cup and the brooklyn hdcp? people try to breed the fast miler that can go 10 fourlongs, than the big strong horse that can go the big distances, the middle distances sell more than the so called "dead distances", this problem does not appear in south america, or england, because the important races are run in 2400 meters just like the belmont, so a horse that runs a mile or 10 fourlongs has no chance of being the top horse inthe country. To fix this problem here, we need some big farms to stop focusing on the big money for lets say 4 to 5 years, and start breeding stamina horses with stalliond from england or maybe argentina, to mix the offspring with milers from here and eventually in 4 to 5 crops, we'll have a horse that can run 9 fourlongs and 13 as well, its not an exact science, because if it would be everybody would be breeding triple crown winners every year, but its not a secret that year in and year out, the long distance races are won by second tear horses, not the top ones because they are not build for those races. · 83 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · Since 1979, 20 horses have won two jewels of the Triple Crown, out of 34 runnings, for a 59% near miss. In other words almost 60% of the TC's since 1979 were near misses. It would seem bad luck is the culprit, not the horses. The figures show the ability is there just not the luck needed to go with it. Think about how many of those near misses in reality should have been hits. Out of those 20 misses there were more horses with a better chance than not. I'm not going to list each horse and give a reason. Have some fun and form your own opinion. · 83 days ago ·
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In your opinion, who was/is the most influencial sire of all time?
this horse's bloodlines are so spectacular. they are still around & have been so influential, & have been apart of so many great horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Spectacular Bid, Bold Forbes, Gamely, Lady's Secret, Swale, A.P. Indy, Risen Star, Dust Commander, Cannonade, Foolish Pleasure, Rags to Riches, Storm Cat, Winning Colors, Master Derby, Summer Squall, & Caveat. its just amazing.
It is surprising that Bold Ruler was such a good race horse on the track because he was so crippled with arthritis in his spine that Arcaro would tell sunny Jim that he could barely walk after the race. Sunny Jim used electro magnet blanket on him before the Preakness and Arcaro was shocked at how well BoldbRuler ran that race.
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  • buckpasser · Jay. No problem. Thought it was very interesting too. · 334 days ago ·
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  • buckpasser · Part of it, I am sure is that he was part of such an incredible crop of horses. But he does get enormous respect for his stud career. · 334 days ago ·
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Furture rivals Affirmed and Alydar met for the first time, in the Youthful Stakes at Belmont Park.Read More
Eddie Arcaro set the record for most number of Preakness Stakes wins by a jockey, six, when he rode Bold Ruler to victory for Wheatley Stable.Read More
Should be ranked much higher.
Nice horse.
One of the top 5 sires (in no order, my opinion), Fair Play, Native Dancer, Northern Dancer and Sadler's Wells.
Blogger Matt Shifman takes a historical look at the New York Derby trail, as well as, what an infusion of money could mean to this year's road to Louisville through the Big Apple ...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · UPDATE: Here are some purse comparisons for MSW/Allowance NW1. New York: 65/62, Parx: 45/47, Santa Anita: 56/58, Gulfstream: 52/54 · 820 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · UPDATE: The Withers closes with 42 nominations of which 20 are also entered in Sunday'sHoly Bull at GP. If Hansen runs in the Holy Bull that could mean a nice field at AQU. Withers nominees include: Algorithms, Alpha, Big Blue Nation, Casual Trick, Consortium, Discreet Dancer, Howe Great, My Adonis, Optimizer, Reveron, State of Play, and Trinniberg. All are nominated for the Holy Bull except State of Play. · 819 days ago ·
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The date was May 4, 1957. The Soviet Union was only a few months away from sending a dog into space, and in the world of thoroughbred horse racing, one of the most talked about races in history was about to be run under the famed twin spires. The main players were part of what many still call the fi...Read More
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  • driveon · I was thinking the same thing as Mike in SB when I watched it. The "misjudgement" was far less pronounced than I thought it was originally..... · 881 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · Guys, he lost by a nose even after losing momentum. I have little doubt that Gallant Man would have won if not for the misjudge. · 881 days ago ·
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Bold Ruler, sire of 82 stakes winners, including Secretariat,...Read More
  • AndreaAnderson · my horses great great grandfather !!! · 1014 days ago ·
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  • rowan.maizer · So many horses connected to Bold Ruler, Secretariat, Seattle Slew that do not perform like they should, that do NOT win big are thrown away like garbage, roaming the streets of South Florida, in illegal slaughter farms IN Florida and other USA cities, shipped over seas for breeding and racing and if they do not do well there, they are made into someones dinner. I have recently found a few other horses in a Florida rescue connected to the older famous horses. Perhaps KARMA will take care of the breeders, owners and trainers and everyone else who are cruel to the majestic horse · 933 days ago ·
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Raced with top crop of three year olds
Early in the summer I remember several of the Monmouth Park writers having a discussion about the quality of racing after The Haskell. Which hearkens the question: Is there life after The Haskell?Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Just saw that ... Monmouth still rolls out great racing post-Haskell, for sure! · 977 days ago ·
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  • joerada · I would agree, I think I watched a Breeders Cup Filly win the Colleen last Saturday! · 976 days ago ·
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Today was a beautiful, warm and breezy, day at Monmouth Park. The track was the last stop in my 10 year son’s birthday celebration which included gymnastics, delicious burgers at Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, and water fun at the nearby Sprayground. We arrived at the track in time for today’s John J. ...Read More
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  • mshutty · Hey Matt, that was a juicy Pick 5 for the prices of the winners. How has the dirt track and turf course played in the early going at Monnmouth? · 1058 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · mshutty--The pick 5 are usually great value. I have another blog with my pick selections at MTH andyscoggin.blogspot.com. The main track has been playing fairly, depending on how the race sets up. The turf is getting harder without rain lately, so could get more speed favoring. Joe Bravo is a great turf rider! p · 1058 days ago ·
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Sunday, June 10, 1973 By Jim McCulley You can now call him Super Red. And now they won't be able to say a Bold Ruler can't go a distance because Secretariat won the American Triple Crown of racing yesterday with a fabulous record-busting mile and one-half performance that sent him under the wire a 3...Read More

Bold Ruler - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details07/19/58Bold Ruler1stMth61 1/4 mDMonmouth Handicap 3+ MBold RulerSharpsburgBills Sky Boy2:01.60
View Details07/04/58Bold Ruler1stBel61 1/4 mDSuburban Handicap-G1 3+ MBold RulerClemThird Brother2:01.00
View Details11/09/57Bold Ruler1stGS71 1/4 mDTrenton Handicap 3+ MBold RulerGallant ManRound Table2:01.60
View Details05/18/57Bold Ruler1stPim101 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MBold Ruler   
View Details05/04/57Bold Ruler4thCD71 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MIron LiegeGallant ManRound Table2:02.20
View Details04/20/57Bold Ruler1stJam81 1/8 mD   Bold RulerGallant Man 1:48.80
View Details03/30/57Bold Ruler2ndGP81 1/8 mDFlorida Derby-G1 3 MGen. DukeBold RulerIron Liege1:46.80
View Details03/01/57Bold Ruler1stHia81 1/8 mD   Bold RulerGen. DukeFederal Hill1:47.00