Doug O’Neil the trainer for former Preakness winner I’ll Have Another joins Bob & Steve to talk about the Preakness this Saturday.
Steve asked Doug about last year’s Preakness and how his horse I’ll Have Another won it. Doug said it was a rough roller-coaster of emotions because I’ll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, but then was scratched from the Belmont. Doug followed up by saying that it was even more painful because they just don’t know what could have happened had he run for the triple crown. Doug also said I’ll Have Another is having a great life as he’s been put out to stud.
Steve asked Doug about his horse Golden Sense who finished 17th after the Derby, and why he is racing him at Preakness. Doug said it was all about the jockey and how he felt they ran a nice race but it didn’t go their way and they want to come take the Preakness. Doug also said his current horse loves Baltimore, ad is enjoying the atmosphere.
Steve then asked Doug who he thinks is the favorite to win. Doug said Orb is a brilliant horse who had an incredible run in Florida and then was great in Kentucky. Doug also said he likes his horse too to possibly upset Orb.