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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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Del Mar Trainers Say Rain Cancellation Day ‘No Big Deal’

A day of racing cancelled due to weather, something that hadn’t happened at Del Mar since the track opened in 1937, passed with no fuss or strain from the horsemen stabled on site Thursday. “As a trainer, you’re always adapting to circumstance,” Peter Miller said. “No big deal really. I hope to get those horses […]

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Weekend Lineup: River City, Bob Hope

A pair of Grade 3 stakes top the racing action this Saturday in North America, starting with the River City Handicap at Churchill Downs. Mr. Misunderstood is the 5-2 favorite in the field of 10, and the Churchill specialist will be trying to repeat in the River City and earn his first win of the […]

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Cedillo, Prat Tie For Santa Anita Riding Title; O’Neill Tops Trainer Standings

Jockeys Flavien Prat and Abel Cedillo ended the recent Santa Anita Park meet with the same number of victories, resulting in a tie for the meet’s riding title. New to the circuit from Northern California, Cedillo earned his first Southern California title with 21 wins from 121 starts. Prat, a leading rider in the region […]

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Blended Citizen, Sisterson Reunite At Keeneland Ahead Of Sycamore

Before going out on his own in 2018, the last horse Jack Sisterson saddled for his boss, Doug O’Neill, was Blended Citizen. Fast-forward a little more than a year and guess who has taken up residence in Sisterson’s Calumet Farm barn adjacent to Keeneland? “Blended Citizen came here about two weeks before he ran at […]

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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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