Richard’s Kid, the 2009 and 2010 TVG Pacific Classic winner, worked five furlongs in Thursday morning for trainer Doug O’Neill.
“He loves this track,” O’Neill said. “I had him going the last
three-eighths in 35 (seconds) and change and galloping out another
quarter in 25.”
Richard’s Kid won his back-to-back Classics for trainer Bob Baffert
and two different owners. The now 8-year-old gelding missed the race in
2011 but returned last year, was sold and turned over to O’Neill shortly
before the $1 million event and finished third in his first start for
the new connections.