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‘A Good Listener Never Fails’: Assistant Mora Celebrates 42 Years In Horse Racing

With fifteen dollars in his pocket and not much else, 18-year-old Leandro Mora spoke no English and possessed few marketable skills when he arrived at the Santa Anita barn of trainer Gary Jones in March, 1977. Jones, who would eventually earn induction into racing’s Hall of Fame, gave Mora his first shot at attaining the […]

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I’ll Have Another Prepares For First North American Breeding Season In California

Though he was bred in Kentucky, I’ll Have Another carried the banner for California’s racing program during the 2011 Triple Crown season, basing himself on the west coast during a campaign that resulted in Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. The Flower Alley horse will once again carry the banner for the state in the […]

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‘You Do This Because You Love Horses’: Owner-Breeder Harvey Clarke Dies At 77

Harvey A. Clarke, breeder of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another and 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria, died Thursday night at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Longtime friend and agent Steve Shahinian said of Clarke: “He was beloved in […]

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‘Coach’ Lava Man Turns 18, Still ‘An Important Part Of Team O’Neill’

Lava Man turned 18 on January 1. One of the most profitable claims in racing history, the old gelding has earned his keep as a pony since 2010, escorting the likes of 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another to and from the track to exercise for trainer Doug O’Neill. Lava Man still ushers four […]

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I’ll Have Another Returning To America, To Stand At Ballena Vista Farm In California

I’ll Have Another, a U.S. champion and dual classic winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is returning to the United States, relocating to Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2019 breeding season after standing his first six seasons in Japan. After winning the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, I’ll Have Another […]

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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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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: A Tale Of Two Chestnuts

Timing isn’t everything for a stallion, but opportune success sure makes a sire’s life a lot easier. The highly distinguished veteran stallion Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner) began his career by becoming the leading freshman sire of 2002, when the stallion had four stakes winners, including a chestnut son by the name of Funny Cide. […]

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I’ll Have Another Sires First Winner In Japan

I’ll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner of 2012 who retired with a tendon injury just before the Belmont, has sired his first winner overseas in Japan. The 2-year-old colt Un Autre captured race five at Tokyo Racecourse, a maiden special weight over 1600 meters on the turf. The colt is out of […]

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O’Neill ‘Longer In The Tooth’ As He Prepares Nyquist For Preakness

Kentucky Derby (G1) champion Nyquist galloped a mile at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday, finishing his morning training session with good energy under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O’Neill sent the 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo to the fast racetrack shortly after 6 a.m. rather than his usual 8:30 a.m. scheduled time to avoid a […]

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‘Confident And Not Cocky’: Gutierrez Rises To The Top Once Again

Born in Mexico, jockey Mario Gutierrez first rose to the highest echelon of his sport in 2012, winning the Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another. A win that should have jump-started his career, Gutierrez found himself in a “slump” for the next several years, reports horsenetwork.com. It wasn’t until his wife Rebecca stepped in to […]

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