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Stubbins Finds Clear Path From Last-To-First In Woodford

McShane Racing’s Stubbins was able to work out a clean trip from last-to-first in Saturday’s Grade 2 Woodward, pulling away to win by about three-quarters of a length at 7-1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Morning Line, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Doug O’Neill. Stubbins completed 5 […]

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Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Legends Of War Leads 1-2 Finish For Doug O’Neill In Kentucky Downs Stakes Finale

After a quiet first four days of the Kentucky Downs meet, two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill waited until closing day and the meet’s final stakes race, to announce his stable’s presence. And did he ever. O’Neill-trained runners Legends of War and Stubbins finished one-two in Thursday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Nevada State Bank Franklin-Simpson Stakes […]

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Sisterson Looking For Big Finish For Calumet Runners At Kentucky Downs

Jack Sisterson, the former University of Louisville soccer player turned horseman, could have his biggest day as a trainer on Thursday’s closing card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. As private trainer for Calumet Farm, Sisterson is running Coachwhip in the $500,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, followed by Lexitonian in the $500,000, Grade 3 Nevada […]

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Prat, O’Neill Take Home Jockey, Trainer Titles At Del Mar Summer Meet

Flavien Prat and Doug O’Neill took their places atop the jockey and trainer leader boards midway through the meeting and stayed to the end in winning titles for the 80th Del Mar Summer Season which ended Monday. In winning his third championship, solo or shared, in the last four years, Prat notched 42 wins, 10 more […]

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Eight Rings, Garth Looking To Give Baffert 15th Del Mar Futurity Win On Monday

A field of eight was entered Friday for Monday’s Grade I $300,000 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity. The 72nd running of the traditional closing day feature marks the 27th year in a row at seven furlongs and the 13th consecutive with Grade I status. Three trainers who have entered two horses each account for three-quarters of the […]

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O’Neill Narrow Favorite In Del Mar Trainer Race

Doug O’Neill, a four-time Del Mar summer training champion, whose last title came in 2010, enters the final, six-day week of the meeting with an 18-16 lead in wins over Peter Miller and Richard Baltas. So Miller, Baltas and O’Neill’s No. 1 assistant, Leandro Mora, were asked to do some odds-making regarding the race. “I’d […]

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Canadian Champion Interpol Joins Team O’Neill As Newest Lead Pony

Grade 1 winner and Sovereign Award champion Interpol has joined the ranks of Doug O’Neill’s racing stable at San Luis Rey Downs as a lead pony, the trainer announced on Facebook this week. An 8-year-old son of English Channel, Interpol won five of his 16 starts to earn just shy of half a million dollars […]

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Fore Left Returns From Belmont Park Conquest For Best Pal At Del Mar

Seven 2-year-olds with designs on the climactic Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day, Sept. 2, will display their talents Saturday in the 49th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at six furlongs. Fore Left, trained by Doug O’Neill, is the lone stakes winner in the line-up, having won the Tremont […]

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Oops, They Did It Again: O’Neill Stable Sends Out Five Winners At Del Mar

Trainer Doug O’Neill’s stable sent out five winners on the seven-race program at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet on Wednesday, matching the Del Mar, Calif., track’s record for most winners in a day the O’Neill barn set July 29, 2015. O’Neill, five-time leading trainer at Del Mar, began the afternoon with a $49.20 upset […]

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