The excitement is really beginning to build as we are now just one week away from Horse Racing’s biggest day, the 2012 Breeders Cup World Championships. I will, of course, have full analysis of both days and all 15 races, but first things first.
This weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week brings us back to Belmont Park in New York for a look at the 2012 Bold Ruler Handicap at seven furlongs for three year olds and up where the seven year old Caixa Electronica has been installed as the 5/2 morning line favorite.
As for the race’s namesake, Bold Ruler was not only great race horse but one of the most influential sires of his (our) time. (Second only to perhaps the great Northern Dancer from where I sit.)
As a racehorse he voted was voted Champion Three Year Old Male and Champion Sprinter in 1957. Albeit, he was beaten in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, he did win the Preakness Stakes that year as well as The Flamingo Stakes, the Wood Memorial, and the Jerome Mile. After a set ...