Ruis Racing is the operation of the Ruis family. Founder Mick Ruis also serves as the stable's trainer with 2017 Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro, a leading candidate for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. Ruis' daughter, Shelbe, also is a licensed trainer.
Before he dedicated himself full time to horse racing, Mick Ruis was a hands-on owner of a large scaffolding company that was a major supplier for the U.S. Navy. A native of El Cajon, Calif., Ruis became a fan of horse racing after visiting Agua Caliente racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico, as a teenager.