J. Paul Reddam

Pavel Easily Overpowers Smarty Jones Field

J. Paul Reddam’s sophomore colt Pavel was impressive in winning Monday’s Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx, galloping away from the field under a hand ride from Mario Gutierrez to win by six lengths. The son of Creative Cause, trained by Doug O’Neill, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:42.27 […]

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Travers-Bound Irap ‘Coming Around At The Right Time’ For Trainer O’Neill

Reddam Racing’s Irap continues to progress well at his Del Mar summer base as he bids for his third straight graded stakes win in the Grade 1 Travers, trainer Doug O’Neill said by phone Thursday morning. A multiple stakes-placed maiden when he sprung a major upset in the Grade 2 Blue Grass in April, the […]

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Irap Responde Como Gran Favorito Con Fácil Victoria En El Indiana Derby

Irap demostró por qué era el gran favorito en la 23ra. edición del Indiana Derby (G3, $500,000). El tresañero hijo de Tiznow desplazó a sus rivales en la curva final y se desprendió para ganar por cinco cuerpos bajo la conducción de Mario Gutiérrez. Irap partió por el puesto 1 debido al retiro de Society […]

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Irap Does It Again: Reddam’s Colt Annihilates Indiana Derby Field

Best known as the colt who broke his maiden in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, J. Paul Reddam’s Irap has now won back-to-back graded stakes, scoring in both the Ohio and Indiana Derbies. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was forced wide all the way around the oval at Indiana Grand on Saturday night, […]

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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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Irap: How The Horse Got His Name, And What The Letters Stand For

One of the most interesting parts of covering the Kentucky Derby each year is learning how each runner got his (or her) name. At least one or two usually have a story, whether it’s sentimental or humorous, and this year is no exception. Doug O’Neill trainee Irap is not, in fact, named for any hidden […]

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Blue Grass Winner Irap Has ‘A Good Leg Stretch’ In Mile Work At Keeneland

Following the Friday morning renovation break at Keeneland, Reddam Racing’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap turned in his final work for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) by covering a mile in 1:44.20 on a fast track with Julien Leparoux aboard. Irap, the first maiden to win the Toyota Blue […]

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O’Neill, Reddam Look To ‘Give It A Roll’ With Rockin Rudy In Arkansas Derby

A week after shocking the racing world in a major Kentucky Derby prep race, trainer Doug O’Neill will try to do it again in the Arkansas Derby with lightly raced Rockin Rudy. O’Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam won the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G2) Saturday at Keeneland with Irap, who broke his maiden […]

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Ralis Retired With Tendon Injury, Will Stand For 2017 Season

On Feb. 4, trainer Doug O’Neill reported that Grade 1 Hopeful winner Ralis has been retired from racing with an injury to his tendon. According to bloodhorse.com, the 4-year-old son of Square Eddie will stand the 2017 season. “It was unfortunate that he didn’t win as a 3-year-old, but after winning a grade 1 as […]

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