Dennis O’Neill

First Gronk, Now Lebron: Phoenix Names $1.2 Million Juvenile For Another Star Athlete

Phoenix Thoroughbreds seems to have the market cornered on naming their horses after star athletes. First, New England Patriots football star Rob Gronkowski had a son of Lonhro named in his honor, who would go on to run second in this year’s Belmont Stakes. Now, Phoenix’s Triple Crown dreams are turning to juvenile “Lebron J.” […]

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O’Neill, Prat Clinch Santa Anita Titles

Congratulations are in order for Doug O’Neill and Flavien Prat, as both have clinched titles in their respective categories. O’Neill, who coming into today had saddled by far the most horses of any trainer, 136, through 40 racing days, enjoyed a five-length advantage over both Phil D’Amato and Peter Miller with 31 wins. O’Neill thus […]

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$1.2-Million Colt By Medaglia D’Oro Top Price At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

For the fourth consecutive year, it was a seven-figure juvenile that topped Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Md. The sale topper came towards the end of the second session on Tuesday. Hip 565, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro, lit up the board to the tune of $1,200,000. Dennis O’Neill purchased the top-priced […]

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$1.1 Million Medaglia D’Oro Filly Closes Record-Achieving OBS Spring Sale

Records fell by the wayside as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training reached new levels in gross, average, and median figures. The fourth and final session and entire sale was topped by Hip No. 1197, a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, purchased by Steven […]

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$600,000 Uncle Mo Colt Tops Barretts Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training

A colt by champion juvenile Uncle Mo was the top-priced horse sold at the Barretts Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in training in Del Mar, Calif., on Wednesday, bringing a $600,000 bid from West Point Thoroughbreds. The sale topper was consigned by Eddie Woods, who purchased the colt at the 2017 Barretts August Select Yearling Sale […]

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Irap Sorprende A Girvin En Final Fotográfico Del Ohio Derby

Irap, ganador del Blue Grass Stakes para los colores de J. Paul Reddam, remató cun fuerzas para colocar nariz de ventaja sobre Girvin, ganador del Louisiana Derby, y llevarse el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) en el hipódromo de Thistledown. El corpulento hijo de Tiznow, conducido por Julien Leparoux, estuvo colocado a unos cinco cuerpos de […]

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Irap Just Up To Defeat Girvin By A Nose In Ohio Derby

J. Paul Reddam’s Blue Grass Stakes winner Irap closed with long, grinding strides down the stretch to just get his nose in front of Louisiana Derby winner Girvin at the wire in Saturday’s G3, $500,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The massive son of Tiznow, piloted by jockey Julien Leparoux, stayed within five lengths of the […]

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$675,000 Malibu Moon Colt Tops Barretts March Sale; Gross, Average Exceed 20 Percent Gains

A $675,000 colt by Malibu Moon brought the top price at Wednesday’s Barretts March Select Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which saw healthy gains in gross and average price in its second year at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego, Calif. A total of 45 2-year-olds sold for $6,777,000, an average price of $150,600 and […]

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UPDATED: Owner Kaleem Shah Moving Horses From Baffert To Sherman, O’Neill

Thoroughbred owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert are parting ways after an eight-year run that produced at least 11 graded stakes winners, including five Grade 1 winners, topped by Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern. Daily Racing Form broke the news Saturday night after Baffert sent a four-paragraph statement to one of its writers. Neither Baffert nor […]

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Shane’s Girlfriend Demolishes Delta Downs Princess Field

ERJ Racing, W. C. Racing and Dennis O’Neill’s Shane’s Girlfriend was the easiest of winners in Saturday’s G3 Delta Downs Princess Stakes, taking over the lead in the turn for home and drawing away to win by 13 1/4 lengths. Guided by Flavien Prat, the juvenile daughter of Adios Charlie covered a mile over the […]

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