Trainer Doug O'Neill, who won his first Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when I'll Have Another ran down the game Bodemeister in the stretch at Churchill Downs, will be the next guest on Bloodhorse.com's popular Talkin' Horses podcast at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
O'Neill, a Michigan native who has evolved as one of Southern California's leading trainers and among the leaders in stable earnings nationally each year, has had a successful working relationship and friendship with his primary owner, J. Paul Reddam. O'Neill and Reddam
employ some unorthodox practices in their stable operation, including the use of shock wave therapy and having a chiropractor work with his
In addition to I'll Have Another, O'Neill is perhaps best known for his work with Lava Man, who went on to earn more than $5 million under his
training after being claimed for $50,000 and is now a stable pony within the operation, accompanying horses such as the Derby winner to the
Tom LaMarra, news editor of The Blood-Horse magazine, and Jason Shandler, co-hosts of Bloodhorse.com's "That Handicapping Show," will
conduct the podcast. Following the segment with O'Neill, LaMarra and Shandler will also discuss handicapping, including a recap of the Derby
and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) victory of Believe You Can as well as looking ahead to the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Thank you for submitting your questions, the podcast will begin at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 15.