O’Neill dismayed by Chenery’s criticism
Andrew Cohen at the Atlantic wrote about Secretariat owner Penny Chenery’s opinions of I’ll Have Another’s connections. Chenery said owner J. Paul Reddam should be embarrassed by his choice of trainer, given Doug O’Neill’s record of medication violations.
Trainer Doug O’Neill responded at the New York Post, saying he was dismayed by the criticism and thought Chenery would change her mind if she were to see him work.
“It’s disappointing because of how much respect I have for Mrs. Chenery,” O’Neill said Tuesday. “I would love to have her hang out with me for a week and would stress to her, ‘Don’t believe everything that is written.’”