Travers Stakes-Saratoga-8/28/21-Part 2 Doug O’Neill

In Part 2 of our 2 Part ‘Talking Horses'(R) interview series, Trainer Doug O’Neill discusses the Travers Stakes Entries for Saturday 8/28/21 with Dr. Gregory Beroza aka HorseDoc(R). The top male 3-year-old thoroughbreds for 2021 are competing in the Saratoga mid-Summer classic 1-1/4 mile race for a $1.25 Million dollar purse. Winning would advance several horses potential careers toward the Breeder’s Cup Classic $6 Million dollar race in California in November. Performance in the Travers often affects ‘Horse of the Year’ honors and besides the significant purse money, helps to establish enhanced future value for those performing well as stallion prospects. This 15-minute interview discusses many pertinent subjects including: which horse has the greatest chance of winning; what is the future for Doug O’Neill’s ‘Hot Rod Charlie’ which is bypassing this race for the Pennsylvania Derby; how has the ‘no whip’ mandate affected racing in New Jersey; and many more controversial topics. It is a great interview creating a better understanding of the current thoroughbred race game. Doug O’Neill discusses his future racing plans for ‘Hot Rod Charlie’ and his potential matchup with Bob Baffert’s ‘Medina Spirit’ and/or Brad Cox’s ‘Essential Quality’ at the Breeder’s Cup in November. Each interview compliments the other. Best- DrB ‘HorseDoc’

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