First starter is a winner for multiple G1 winner Bolt d’Oro

April 13, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Bolt d’Oro, the multiple Grade 1-winning juvenile by Medaglia d’Oro, sired his first winner from his first starter on Wednesday when his 2-year-old colt Pop d’Oro captured a Trial race gate to wire at Turf Paradise.

Breaking from the rail, the speedy colt shot to the lead and never looked back, proving best while stopping the clock in 52.03 seconds for 4 ½ furlongs over a fast local main track.

Owned and trained by Jose Luna Silva, the dark bay colt was bred in Arizona by H & E Ranch and is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Just Like Pop.

Bolt d’Oro’s first crop of 2-year-olds have gotten off to a good start in 2022, as they’ve proven to be popular in the sales ring, too. From 17 to sell at the OBS and Fasig-Tipton sales, Bolt d’Oro juveniles are averaging $329,865 including a $1,200,000 sale-topper at F-T Gulfstream last month. At OBS March, he had sales of $900,000, $600,000, $400,000 and $400,000. Among those have been multiple bullet workers at the breeze shows, including one last Sunday on day one of the OBS April under tack shows in Ocala.

Campaigned by Mick and Wendy Ruis, Bolt d’Oro began his career 3-for-3 including back-to-back wins in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner Stakes (G1) in California. His 103 Beyer earned while dominating the FrontRunner by 7 ¾ lengths in his first start around two turns makes him the fastest multiple Grade 1-winning colt America has seen since Uncle Mo a dozen years ago.

Bolt d’Oro is standing the 2022 breeding season at Spendthrift for a fee of $20,000 S&N and is booked full. For more information about Bolt d’Oro, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030 or visit

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