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O’Neill-Trained Wildman Jack Sets Turf Sprint Course Record In Dubai

Three weeks out from the world’s richest race day, the $35 million Dubai World Cup, Super Saturday proved a night of super performances for horses hoping to earn their way onto the big stage in 21 days. Chief among those were one-sided victories on the turf by Godolphin’s Barney Roy in the Group 1 $400,000 […]

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Casse, Clement, O’Neill Among Hall Of Fame Finalists: Havre de Grace, Wise Dan Among Six Racehorses

Six racehorses, four trainers, and one jockey account for the 11 finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2020 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses Blind Luck, Game On Dude (first year of eligibility), Havre de Grace, Kona Gold, Rags to […]

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Jockey Umberto Rispoli Has The ‘Recipe For Success’ At Santa Anita

With three victories Saturday, newcomer Umberto Rispoli climbed to fourth place in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet jockey standings with 19, seven behind leader Joel Rosario. Both riders are represented by world-class agent Ron Anderson. Rispoli, a two-time champion in his native Italy, won the third race on Princeofthenorth ($7.60) for trainer Hector Palma; the seventh […]

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Potential Derby Contender Fore Left Makes History For O’Neill In Dubai

Overcoming a wide draw in a field of 16, 3-year-old Twirling Candy colt Fore Left came away victorious at Meydan Thursday, winning the Group 3, $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas for trainer Doug O’Neill. It was the earliest victory for an American-based trainer at the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Jockey William Buick rode the Reddam Racing-owned […]

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O’Neill Sends Fight On In Search Of First Dubai Carnival Victory

After a pair of fourth-place finishes and a sixth from his first three Dubai World Cup Carnival runners last week, American trainer Doug O’Neill will fire three more bullets from his 11-strong, history-making string on Thursday. Said triad is led by CTR Stable and O’Neill’s Fight On, who tops the weights in Thursday’s fourth race […]

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Down Doug O’Neill’s Dubai Shedrow: Trainer Makes History With First Locally-Based American String

Trainer Doug O’Neill has long been one of the pioneers of the collective American training colony and this year he is taking that to another level by sending 11 horses for the Dubai World Cup Carnival. On Monday morning, the winner of 38 Grade/Group 1 races, two editions of the Kentucky Derby (G1), five Breeders’ […]

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O’Neill Assistant Leandro Mora Heads To Dubai With String Of 11 Horses

Santa Anita is missing one of its friendliest faces for a spell, as Leandro Mora is in Dubai for 2 1/2 months. A trusted and valued assistant of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill for 18 years, the 61-year-old Mora departed Thursday for the Middle East where O’Neill will campaign 11 horses on a regular basis for […]

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Pair Of Impressive 2-Year-Olds Strutted Their Stuff At Santa Anita This Weekend

On Saturday, a 2-year-old colt named Devil Made Me Doit won his debut race by 9 1/2 lengths to kick off the opening day card at Santa Anita Park. Completing six furlongs in 1:10.29, the $245,000 OBS June purchase made a big impression on race fans. The Doug O’Neill-trained son of Daredevil earned an 87 […]

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Third Time’s A Charm? Pavel Leads O’Neill Contingent Into Dubai For World Cup

Twice a fourth-place finisher in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), Reddam Racing’s Pavel is looking to get third-time-lucky for trainer Doug O’Neill in 2020. The good-looking son of Creative Cause—often an eye-catcher during track work over the past two Dubai World Cup lead-ups—is part of a different approach by the two-time Kentucky Derby […]

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