Despite vigorously denying he gave one of his horses an illegal performance-enhancing mixture, trainer Doug O’Neill was suspended 45 days — a ban that won’t take effect until after his superstar colt, I’ll Have Another, tries to win the Triple Crown.
Three weeks ago – most of the nation has never heard of Horse trainer Doug O’Neill, Three weeks from now he may be part of “racing history “
Doug O’Neill has three weeks to prepare I’ll Have Another for a final run at the Triple Crown, and the suddenly popular trainer likely will spend some of that time fielding questions about pending penalties tied to allegations of giving his horses improper drugs.
No one is loving the run up to Saturday’s Preakness more than Doug O’Neill.
The 11-horse field is the smallest at the Preakness , since just nine horses ran in 2007….Post-Time is 6-18pm EST from Pimlico ..
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas criticized the behavior of a few of his peers Wednesday, saying the actions of a few recent Kentucky Derby winners have tarnished the reputation of his profession.
Doug O’Neill could have been insulted. The Preakness odds had just been announced and the Kentucky Derby winner was second favorite behind a horse he ran down and defeated two weeks earlier.
Four days before the Preakness, I’ll Have Another trainer Doug O’Neill was feeling very skittish about his pending appearance on the grand stage.
Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill could face a suspension in California after one of his horses was found to have an elevated level of total carbon dioxide, an infraction for which he previously has been punished.
After galloping down the stretch to victory at Churchill Downs, the winner of the Kentucky Derby is in Maryland getting ready for the Preakness.
Doug O’Neill spent all evening celebrating I’ll Have Another’s victory in the Kentucky Derby, finally returning to his hotel room about 2 a.m. Sunday.