Bolt d’Oro Looks To Cap Perfect Season With Breeders’ Cup Win
By Jordan Sigmon
Since the Breeders’ Cup was first held in 1984, 24 winners of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) have been crowned Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse. Should Bolt d’Oro stretch his record to 4-for-4 in this year’s edition of the race, he would likely ensure himself the divisional championship.
Purchased for $630,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale last year, he is a son of Medaglia d’Oro out of the A. P. Indy mare Globe Trot. Bolt d’Oro debuted going 6 ½ furlongs at Del Mar on Aug. 5, dueling for the lead early before pulling clear late to win by 2 ¼ lengths in a final time of 1:17.92. Put straight into Grade I company, he showed a new dimension in his second start, coming from near last to win the Del Mar Futurity (G1) by three parts of a length in a final time of 1:22.91 for the seven furlongs.
In his most recent start, Bolt d’Oro tried two turns for the first time… (more)