It appears that the connections of I'll Have Another - namely trainer
Doug O'Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam - are not leaving a warm, fuzzy
feeling with some racing fans and media members.
The chorus is led by Penny Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown
champion Secretariat, and the New York Times. Chenery told the Atlantic
magazine, "I think he (Reddam) should be embarrassed that the trainer he
has chosen does not have a clean record."
Meanwhile, the New York Times ran an editorial before the Preakness
openly rooting against I'll Have Another winning the race. Now the
newspaper is in an awkward position of supposedly offering fair and
balanced reporting on the horse leading up to the Belmont.
O'Neill would be the first to admit he has a rap sheet. He has been
peppered with the same line of questioning, steadfastly defending