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Todd Pletcher

Trainer

Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and also trained Kentucky Oaks winners Rags to Riches (2007) and Princess of Sylmar (2013). He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The Texas native has also been the leading American conditioner by money won nine times since 2004. He's conditioned multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank – and has saddled a co-record five starters in the Kentucky Derby twice before (2007 & 2013). Pletcher ranks second by Kentucky Derby starters with 40, trailing only living-legend D. Wayne Lukas.

George Bolton and Stonestreet Stables LLC

Owner

George Bolton grew up near Pimlico Racecourse and his family was involved in steeplechase racing. He entered into his first horse racing partnership with Bill Farish who he met while they both attended the University of Virginia. He is a partner in two time Horse of the Year Curlin. Other top horses he owns in partnership include The Factor and Dominus. Stonestreet Stables LLC was founded in 2003 by Kendall Jackson wine mogul Jess Jackson who passed away in 2011. His wife Barbara Banke is carrying on the premier horse racing and breeding tradition under the Stonestreet banner. Stable stars and recipients of three consecutive Horse of the Year Honors, Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, are the proud parents of a colt born in January ! Bolton and Stonestreet have partnered on top horses such as Curlin, Dominus and My Miss Aurelia.

Pedigree

Roman Ruler-Cape Hope, by Cape Town

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