Doug O'Neill says he's dismayed that Secretariat's former owner
criticized the connections of Triple Crown candidate I'll Have Another
for employing him as the horse's trainer.
He thinks Penny Chenery would change her mind if she were to see him work.
"It's disappointing because of how much respect I have for Mrs.
Chenery," O'Neill said May 29 from Belmont Park where he is preparing
I'll Have Another for the June 9 Belmont Stakes. "I would love to have
her hang out with me for a week and would stress to her, 'Don't believe
everything that is written."'
O'Neill has been fined four times and currently faces a 45-day
suspension because one of his horses was found to have an excess level
of total carbon dioxide following a race.