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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

O'Neill Makes Hope's Wish Come True

For a frail little girl and a soon-to-be-famous trainer, it was a love of horses that brought them together. They wound up sharing the ride of a lifetime, basking together in a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victory that defied history.

Next up is a reunion at the Preakness (gr. I).

Doug O'Neill and Hope Hudson met on the backside at Churchill Downs during the hectic days leading up to the Derby.

O'Neill was prepping I'll Have Another for the race. Hope, a 12-year-old from Missouri who is battling a rare disease, was getting her first up-close look at the sleek thoroughbreds she loves, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Great story. Too bad more things like this don't get the publicity they deserve for the horse industry
Wonderful story
How wonderful that O'Neill is taking Hope and her family to the Preakness.
That is sooooooooo great. I want to thank Doug O'Neill and all who participated in this young girls wish. l

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