Bold 'n Determined (KY)

Bold ’n Determined was a precocious 2-year-old, winning all four of her starts in 1979. She went on to win from coast to coast as a sophomore and continued her excellence in the handicap ranks as a 4-year-old.

Bold 'n Determined (Eddie Delahoussaye up) on the track for the 1980 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita (Bill Mochon/Museum Collection)
Inducted

1997

Foaled

1977

Sire

Bold and Brave

Dam

Pidi

Damsire

Determine

Breeder

Dr. Gordon E. Layton

Owner

Saron Stable

Trainer

Neil D. Drysdale

Career

1979-1981

Earnings

$949,599

Racing Record

20

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
1979 4 4 0 0 $108240 $108,240
1980 12 9 1 0 $643303 $643,303
1980 4 3 1 0 $198056 $198,056

Biography

Bold ’n Determined was a precocious 2-year-old, winning all four of her starts in 1979. She went on to win from coast to coast as a sophomore and continued her excellence in the handicap ranks as a 4-year-old.

A daughter of Bold and Brave out of the Determine mare Pidi, Bold ’n Determine was campaigned by Saron Stable and trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale. As a 2-year-old, Bold ’n Determined won her debut in the spring of 1979 at Hollywood Park. She added a victory in the Oak Leaf Stakes and finished her season undefeated with earnings of $108,240.

At 3, Bold ’n Determined won six Grade 1 races, including two-thirds of the New York Filly Triple Crown — the Acorn Stakes at a mile and the Coaching Club American Oaks at 1½ miles. She also won the Kentucky Oaks, Fantasy Stakes, Santa Susana Stakes, and Spinster Stakes. In a thrilling running of the Maskette Stakes, Bold ’n Determined defeated Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk by a nose. Her overall record as a 3-year-old was 9-1-0 from 12 starts with earnings of $643,303.

Returning to the races as a 4-year-old in 1981, Bold ’n Determined added victories in the Bewitch Stakes and Apple Blossom Handicap before ankle trouble forced her retirement with a career mark of 16-2-0 from 20 starts and earnings of $949,599.

Bold ’n Determined died in 1997 at the age of 20 at Gainsborough Farm near Lexington, Kentucky.

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