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Bold Ruritana

Bold Ruritana
Sire Bold Ruckus
Dam Stage Queen
Grandsire Boldnesian
Damsire Ruritania
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1990
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder Minshall Farms
Owner Minshall Farms
Trainer Barbara J. Minshall
Record 44: 14-10-6
Earnings $1,140,163
Bold Ruritana is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Stage Queen by Bold Ruckus. He was born around 1990 in Canada, and was bred by Minshall Farms.
Major wins
Ontario Damsel Stakes (1993)
Cardinal Handicap (1994)
Victoriana Stakes (1994, 1996)
Canadian Stakes (1995)
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (1995)
Nassau Stakes (1995, 1996)
King Edward Breeders' Cup Handicap (1995)
Dance Smartly Stakes (1996)
Canadian Champion Older Female Horse (1995)
Canadian Champion Female Turf Horse (1995)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Bold Ruritana (foaled 1990 in Ontario is a Canadian Thoroughbred Champion Filly racehorse. She was bred and raced by Minshall Farms, the successful 350-acre (1.4 km2) horse farm at Hillsburgh, Ontario owned and managed by trainer Barbara Minshall and her husband, Aubrey.

Bold Ruritana was out of the mare, Stage Queen, whose grandsire was Graustark and whose damsire was Nearctic. She was sired by Bold Ruckus, a grandson of the very important North American Champion sire, Bold Ruler.

Conditioned for racing by Barbara Minshall, her husband only saw Bold Ruritana race a short time, passing away at age sixty-three in November 1993 following complications from a stroke. Bold Ruritana raced on dirt but by age five had become a successful turf horse, winning the 1995 Sovereign Award for Champion Female Turf Horse. She raced in Canada, from a base at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack, as well as in the United states where she won the 1994 Cardinal Handicap and 1995 Distaff Turf Mile Stakes at Churchill Downs.

In addition to her fourteen career wins, Bold Ruritana finished in the top three in several other important Canadian and American stakes races including:

  • 1995 - Dance Smartly Stakes - 2nd
  • 1996 - Canadian Stakes - 2nd

Retired after her 1996 racing campaign with earnings of mire than $1.1 million, as a broodmare Bold Ruritana had her first foal in 1998 followed by five more, the last born in 2005.



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