Irap, the maiden who won the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2), could give his owners their third Kentucky Derby (G1) victory in the past six years, following Reddam Racing's triumphs with I'll Have Another and Nyquist.
Irap, who broke his maiden with a three-quarter-length win in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) April 8, put in his first move since that shocker, working a mile in 1:44 at Keeneland Friday morning.
Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation charged from far back to win Santa Anita's $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to close a fantastic day of racing. It was the second stakes win on the day for J. Paul Reddam.
Despite reservations expressed by owner J. Paul Reddam after what he called "the worst performance of (Nyquist's) life" in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), the Uncle Mo colt will target the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist worked a mile in 1:39 2/5 at 1 p.m. PDT July 24 at Del Mar.
Champion Nyquist will seek to get back on the winning track in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park July 31. He has won eight of nine starts and more than $5 million.
Champion Nyquist, unraced since his third in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will work five furlongs prior to the first race at Santa Anita Park June 25, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.
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Hard work makes racing luck a lot easier
It took eight races, five grade I victories, and a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby victory, but Nyquist finally closed the book on the American Pharoah saga and began scripting his own legacy.
Kentucky Derby 142 post race press conference featuring the connections of winner Nyquist.
Trainer Doug O'Neill said he's confident in the training strategy he has employed with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Nyquist, who did a little more than jog the morning of May 5 at Churchill Downs.
Unbeaten champion Nyquist, the clear-cut early favorite for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), got his first tour of the main track at Churchill Downs May 1 after arriving from Keeneland April 30.
A Candy Ride ridgling was purchased by Dennis O’Neill on behalf of Paul Reddam for $875,000 to bring the highest price thus far at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Nyquist, the unbeaten favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), jogs twice around Keeneland's main track April 19. Reddam Racing's champion is slated to work on Friday.
Undefeated Nyquist showed no signs of rust in his 2016 debut Feb. 15, when he took the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
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Reddam Racing's Nyquist, the 1-2 favorite, wins the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) under wraps. The son of first-crop sire Uncle Mo covers the seven furlongs in 1:23.28.
Found Money gave owner Paul Reddam his seventh 2-year-old winner during Santa Anita Park's spring meet June 21, when he outdueled Doug O'Neill stablemate Mrazek by 1 3/4 lengths to win the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile.
Grade I-winning millionaire Spring At Last has been purchased by Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer, who will relocate the 12-year-old son of Silver Deputy to Saudi Arabia, where he'll stand stud in 2015.
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.
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