Doug O’Neill’s Long-tenured Crew

Preakness 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Steve Rothblum’s eyes were weary with joyous fatigue. As he rested his frame upon a barrier at Churchill Downs’ Barn 41 the morning of May 8, the arm of Leandro Mora draped over his back and, together, they tried to articulate to the surrounding media the case of deja vu that arrived less… [Read more…]

Nyquist rock solid in final Kentucky Derby workout

churchill downs ky derby day Trainer Doug O’Neill says it is difficult to be around his unbeaten Nyquist “and not smile”. There were grins breaking out across the board in the Team O’Neill shedrow Friday afternoon as the current Kentucky Derby favorite put in his final workout in advance of May 7, drilling one mile in 1:41 in company with Grade… [Read more…]