California Chrome owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn are no doubt getting to know the surreal conditions of becoming instant celebrities as their horse attempts to win the long-vacated Triple Crown at Belmont Park.
Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, at one time a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has lost his battle with laminitis, according to an April 19 announcement by trainer Doug O'Neill.
Reddam Racing's FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) winner Bond Holder has been taken to an Ocala clinic for 24-hour monitoring, trainer Doug O'Neill said March 6.
Trainer Doug O'Neill talks with Ron Mitchell about Reddam Racing's Bond Holder.
Problems started on a flight from California to New Orleans for the Feb. 22 Risen Star Stakes, when Bond Holder was slightly injured after being severely jarred by turbulence. The incident took a severe mental toll.
Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, winner of the FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I), has been scratched out of the Feb. 22 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) after suffering an injury en route to Fair Grounds Race Course.
Donald Valpredo was elected president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association by the organization's board of directors meeting in Berkeley Feb. 10.
Owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill take their shot with 15-1 hopeful Concave in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Paul Reddam's European-based Cogito, who was scheduled to leave Aug. 17 for Saratoga Race Course to compete in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), will remain home after straining a muscle in his back.
I'll Have Another's owner said the Brian Meehan-trained colt will be sent to Saratoga Race Course for the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I).
Derby and Preakness-winning jockey joins O'Neill and Reddam again for $1 million race July 29 at Monmouth Park.
- By Steve Haskin
The following guest blog was written by I'll Have Another's owner Paul Reddam in response to some of the concerns of the public regarding the colt's injury and retirement. read blog
There are several eerie similarities between I'll Have Another and Sunday Silence, both dual classic winners that were sold to Japanese interests to begin their stallion careers.
The New York Racing Association announced early June 9 that plans to have now-retired top 3-year-old I'll Have Another lead the post parade for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) were being canceled.
Images from the news conference announcing the retirement of I'll Have Another. View Slideshow
Paul Reddam and Paul O'Neill answer questions about I'll Have Another's injury. Watch Video
Paul Reddam, owner of I'll Have Another, announces the colt's retirement on June 8. Watch Video
I'll Have Another's defection from the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and his bid for the Triple Crown isn't the first time a Derby/Preakness winner failed to make the gate due to an injury.
I'll Have Another's status for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) is in doubt. Trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Fri., June 8.
Mike Iavarone lived through plenty of controversy as Big Brown prepared for his Triple Crown bid. He sees plenty of similarities to connections of I'll Have Another.
The daughter of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner invited Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez, and I'll Have Another owner Paul Reddam to each throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium the night before the Belmont Stakes.
Mario Gutierrez has risen from obscurity to the threshold of the Triple Crown.
If watching I'll Have Another reel in Bodemeister in the Pimlico stretch during the second jewel of the Triple Crown didn't stir the soul, perhaps you're in the wrong business. read blog
Relive the exciting rivalry of I'll Have Another and Bodemeister! view slideshow
Paul Reddam, owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another, comments on life after the Derby, Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez, and I'll Have Another. Watch Video
I'll Have Another heads to Belmont Park in three weeks with a chance to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner after nipping a determined Bodemeister in a terrific renewal of the Preakness Stakes May 19.
For Reddam the Derby victory is a splendid mix of good fortune and good chemistry read blog
Dressed in a white shirt and purple tie, the colors of his silks, Reddam appeared relaxed and confident, believing his colt, I'll Have another, was ready to prove to the world what he already knew read blog
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another departed Churchill Downs at 1:19 p.m. May 7 and was taken to nearby Louisville International Airport for a flight to Baltimore, Md.
Listen to trainer Doug O'Neill talk about Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and his plans for the Preakness the morning after their big win. watch video
Ron Mitchell talks about how I'll Have Another and his connections are doing on Sunday morning. Ron also touches on future plans for other Kentucky Derby contenders. watch video
I'll Have Another has been automatically placed on the vet's list in California after undergoing extracorporeal shock wave therapy on his back, which tightened up after his latest work.
Steve and Lenny discuss the Full House among older horses, 3yos on the Derby Trail, and Luck. Plus, interviews with Jack Wolf, owner of Algorithms, and Paul Reddam, owner of I'll Have Another. Watch Video
Off for five months and making his first start around two turns, I'll Have Another produced an easy upset victory at odds of 43-1 in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 4.
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) runner-up Hystericalady seeks her fifth graded stakes victory and will likely be an odds-on choice to do so, as she faces five challengers in the $300,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) June 14 at Churchill Downs.
Irish-bred Red Rocks, who will attempt to defend his title in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has the benefit of experience on his side as he enters this year's race, trainer Brian Meehan said.
He's saddled starters in several different countries, hoisted trophies at tracks from Santa Anita to Belmont Park, and trained champion horses to victory in the world's top races, but trainer Doug O'Neill came full circle at a bullring track Sept. 9 when he saddled the 1,000th winner of his career during Fairplex Park's 16-day meet.
Paul Reddam's Great Hunter, who finished 13th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will miss the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after suffering a chipped ankle in his right front leg, trainer Doug O'Neill said Saturday.
Liquidity and Cobalt Blue, two Doug O'Neill horses that are being pointed toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed Friday over the Polytrack surface at Keeneland.
Hold on to your hats. The Todd Pletcher and Doug O'Neill express trains are about to start rolling toward Louisville and should reach breakneck speed by early to mid-February. With Pletcher expanding to California this winter, and both trainers expected to make stops in New Orleans, we can expect some early collisions on the Derby trail.
Just before the running of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Lone Star Park last year, owner Paul Reddam confided that his horse was a longshot bomb set to explode.
There seemed a strong likelihood of a speed duel in Saturday's $205,150 Milady Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park, but outsider Andujar never allowed it to happen, simply running the rest of the field into the ground.
Wilko, a two-time allowance winner on turf in England, is heading to the $1.5 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) after being purchased in part by California owner Paul Reddam.
Ten Most Wanted, third in Eclipse Award balloting for best 3-year-old male last year, will enter stud at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Momentum, a California graded stakes winner for J. Paul Reddam, will begin his stallion career at Frank Vessels' Vessels Stallion Farm near Bonsall, Calif.
Ten Most Wanted, winner of the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired because of a leg injury, trainer and part owner Wally Dollase announced Friday at Hollywood Park.
Santa Anita kicks off its annual meeting Thursday with an intriguing 11-horse field in the $200,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds.
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