Bond Holder

Bond Holder

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Podcast: Doug O'Neill and Bond Holder

Trainer Doug O'Neill talks with Ron Mitchell about Reddam Racing's Bond Holder.

Bond Holder, a leading early contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not make an expected start in the March 8 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) and his next race is undetermined, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

"Bond Holder is still recovering from the effects of his FedEx flight," O'Neill said on Twitter. "He is walking sound. His foot is doing better and we remain day by day with him. Bond Holder hopefully will be on the track at the end of the week, and if all continues to go well will have his first work the following week. We do not want to press him, so his next race is up in the air at this time. Bond Holder will remain at Tampa Bay Downs in the meantime."

Doug O'Neill and Bond Holder