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Aqueduct: Mudflats, impressive maiden winner, sold and now to be trained by Doug O'Neill
By Jay Privman
Mudflats, a 2-year-old Tapit gelding who was an impressive winner against maidens at Aqueduct on Dec. 8, has been purchased privately and will now be trained by Doug O’Neill, who won this year’s Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another, according to bloodstock agent Dennis O’Neill, Doug’s brother.
Dennis O’Neill said he put together a partnership to acquire Mudflats following the maiden win. He said Mudflats would remain in New York for the time being and be pointed to the Grade 2, $200,000 Jerome at Aqueduct on Jan. 5. The Jerome was held in late April, at the end of the Aqueduct meet in rercent years, but was rescheduled for the 2013 stakes calendar.
Since the O’Neill family does not have a barn currently in New York, Dennis O’Neill said Mudflats would be housed, for the time being, with trainer Nick Canani.
Mudflats, previously trained by Eddie Kenneally, won the Dec. 8 race by 3 1/4 lengths on a sloppy, sealed track, covering seven furlongs in 1:24.22. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 90. Mudflats finished third in a Belmont Park maiden race to Delhomme in his prior start Oct. 13.
When does Dutrow's 10 year ban start? New York racing needs a real house cleaning !
Little Red Feather
Canani...WHAT A SUPRISE!!!!!!!!!! I know it was his brother depicted in Luck, but... (And yes I nkow Surprise is spelled wrong)
Does anyone know the rumored price? If i had to guess I'd say between 350-500k.
Highly doubt O'Neil is capable of improving off EDDI K. And if this colt were a promising prospect he would still be with him. Eddie is loaded with 2 year holds. Majestic Hussar n Honorable Dillon. Watch out for HD! Let Doufus and Dennis wheel n deal n skim a little. They still will be home watching the 2013 triple crown. I guarantee it!
Why leave him in NY? Because it is only a few weeks to the Jerome and Eddie Kenneally is a pretty good trainer and the horse won't get unfit before the race. Nick Canani isn't a stiff either so I think he can look after the horse until Doug sends one of his assistants to oversee the horse and then bring him back to Cali after the race. Ponies Payne is right the other stuff is none of your business. When the PP's come out for the race you will see who owns it.
How do you guys manage to turn this story into something bad? My God - how do most of you look in the mirror in the morning? You want to know who owns the horse? IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! How can Doug O trAin him when he is in Cal? IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. What did the partners pay? IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS Spend MORE time learning to win at the races and maybe, just maybe you guys that constantly ruin EVERY posting will calm down, just as mudflaps did when he was gelded. Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosers.
what a great combo. o'neill and canani.
strange purchase regardless and even stranger to go to doug who is obviously CA based. Even stranger to run again in NY where Doug is not based, how would he train this horse? He's going to fly out to NY often enough to train him? Doug will not be the trainer listed when he races next.
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