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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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Emotions Abound For Winning Connections On Del Mar Opening Day

True to the words sung live by track founder Bing Crosby in 1938 that are heard by recording every day, there was “a winner in each race” on opening day Wednesday. Reactions and thoughts from some of them: Trainer Doug O’Neill — For the second year in a row, O’Neill won the first race of the […]

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Comical Leads 1-2 Finish For Sire Into Mischief In Saratoga’s Opening Day Schuylerville

ERJ Racing, Gary Barber, Dave Kenney and Madaket Stables’ Comical captured the first stakes of the Saratoga meet in a thrilling dash to the finish to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville on opening day Thursday. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the Into Mischief bay arrived at the six-furlong sprint for juvenile fillies from a convincing […]

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O’Neill String Led By Pavel Settles In At Belmont; Several Eye Saratoga Starts

Trainer Doug O’ Neill currently has five horses stabled at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., with senior assistant trainer Leandro Mora led by Reddam Racing’s world-traveler Pavel, who will start in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban on Saturday’s loaded Stars & Stripes Festival card. Also in tow are 2-year-olds Comical, Raging Whiskey and Shippy, along with the 3-year-old Listing – a Reddam […]

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Santa Anita’s Backstretch Workers ‘To Gather In A Display Of Unity Before The Media’

The legion of dedicated Hispanic workers on Santa Anita’s backstretch will make their voices heard Thursday in an effort to counter attacks in the media that threaten their love and care of horses, their livelihood and their financial survival. “The attacks against our jobs continue in the press and we must respond,” reads a flyer […]

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Juvenile Fore Left Runs Straight And True In Tremont

Favored Fore Left made short work of his six rivals on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park, popping out of the gate on top and never looking back as he romped to a 4 1/2-length victory on the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont for 2-year-olds. The Tremont was the second of five stakes on the […]

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Gift Box ‘Excellent’ In Latest Work, To Be Reunited With Rosario In Gold Cup

Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60. “It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind […]

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‘We Need To Continue To Do Better,’ But Santa Anita Has ‘Turned The Corner’

The 23rd fatality at Santa Anita Park occurred on March 31, approximately six weeks ago. New regulations implemented by The Stronach Group have allowed 6,973 horses to breeze over the main course and training track with no recorded fatalities as of end of training Sunday, according to Horse Racing Nation. The regulations include advance permission […]

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