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O’Neill, Prat Clinch Santa Anita Titles

Congratulations are in order for Doug O’Neill and Flavien Prat, as both have clinched titles in their respective categories. O’Neill, who coming into today had saddled by far the most horses of any trainer, 136, through 40 racing days, enjoyed a five-length advantage over both Phil D’Amato and Peter Miller with 31 wins. O’Neill thus […]

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Stephen Foster Winner Pavel Points For Pacific Classic On Way To Breeders’ Cup

Pavel, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday night, will likely make his next start in the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Trainer Doug O’Neill told the Daily Racing Form Pavel probably won’t race until then (Aug. 18) but that could still change. With his win Saturday, Pavel earned […]

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Pavel Puts It All Together For Dominating Stephen Foster Victory

J. Paul Reddam’s Pavel, fourth in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year, provided a 6-1 upset in Saturday night’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. In just his third career win, the 4-year-old son of Creative Cause proved trainer Doug O’Neill’s faith in him with a three-length victory over Honorable Cause. Ridden by […]

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Public Workout A Mental Advantage For ‘Cadillac’ Blended Citizen

The SayJay Racing, Greg Hall and Brooke Hubbard-owned Blended Citizen, winner of the Grade 3 Peter Pan on May 12, breezed a commanding five furlongs in 1:00.64 over the Belmont Park main track just before the first race on Saturdayafternoon, his final serious move before his anticipated start in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The […]

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‘Faith In My Horse’: Frey Excited For First Grade 1 Mount In Belmont Stakes

Of the more than 4,100 races jockey Kyle Frey has ridden, the 150th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, will be the most significant ride of his life. Frey, 26, will be riding in his first Grade 1 on Saturday, June 9, when he is given a leg up by […]

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Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen Lays Down Sharp Half-Mile For Belmont Stakes

Trainer Doug O’Neill said he is happy with his multiple graded stakes winner and Belmont Stakes hopeful Blended Citizen, who offered his first workout since his 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3 Peter Pan at Belmont Park on May 12. The Proud Citizen colt threw a speedy half-mile in 47.55 seconds over Belmont’s main […]

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Calumet Hires Former O’Neill Assistant Sisterson As Private Trainer At Keeneland

Jack Sisterson worked for trainer Doug O’Neill in 2010, and was a part of the team that prepared I’ll Have Another for his Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories. On Monday, the former assistant told drf.com that he will be going out on his own as a private trainer for Calumet Farm. Sisterson expects to have horses […]

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Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen, Derby Seventh Hofburg Under Consideration For Belmont

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill will keep Saturday’s Grade 3 Peter Pan winner Blended Citizen “right where he is,” and point to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The colt enjoyed a nice quiet Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a brisk walk and some grazing alongside his groom Danny Robles. The colt will remain at Belmont […]

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A Raving Beauty Nails U.S. Debut In Beaugay; Blended Citizen Easy Winner In Peter Pan

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables’ A Raving Beauty capitalized on her first start in the United States for trainer Chad Brown, scoring a three-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman, ridden by Irad Ortiz, was the second choice at 5-2; favorite and stablemate Inflexibility […]

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Blended Citizen Connections Stick With Derby Plans, Need Defections

After Greg Hall and SAYJAY Racing’s Blended Citizen finished fifth in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on April 7, it appeared the colt’s Kentucky Derby dreams were toast. Last Friday, Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill, said the plan was to look for a race to use as a prep for the Belmont (G1) because Blended Citizen […]

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