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Doug O'Neill began training in 1994 and has been a perennial leader on the southern California racing circuit. In 2012 he rose to the highest level of the sport by saddling I'll Have Another to win the 138th Kentucky Derby and he would also go on to capture the Preakness stakes but was retired before a run for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. Prior to his success with I'll Have Another, Doug was recognized for his campaigning of the popular gelding Lava Man who he claimed for $50,000 and would go on to win over $5 million including grade 1 races on three different surfaces while capturing the hearts and interest of fans around the world. Lava Man is now the stable pony for Team O'Neill and escorted I'll Have Another to the post of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories. He has saddled the winners of three Breeders Cup races and trained three Eclipse champions. Other top stable stars include He's Had Enough, Goldencents, Know More, Handsome Mike, Stevie Wonderboy, Thor's Echo, Square Eddie, Maryfield, Great Hunter and Notional. He credits his brother Dennis, stable manager and bloodstock agent, for helping with his success.
Reddam Racing LLC
Paul Reddam is the President of CashCall a financial lending company. He founded Ditech.com, a mortgage loan company in 1995 and sold it to GM in 1999. 2012 took the Reddam Racing Stable to the pinnacle of horse racing by capturing the Kentucky Derby and Preakness stakes with I'll Have Another. An injury to the colt would prevent them from particiapting in a Triple Crown bid in the Belmont Stakes. Paul has had major success in the thoroughbred industry prior to the exploits of I'll Have Another with such horses as Breeder's Cup champions Wilko and Red Rocks as well as G1 winner Square Eddie which he purchased in Europe before bringing them to the states. He was introduced to racing through the Standardbred industry in the early 1980's and still maintains and interest though the bulk of his stable consists now of thoroughbreds. Other top runners are Elloluv, Great Hunter, Cash Included and Swept Overboard. He maintains a breeding and racing operation in England and the states.
Bond Holder is by 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft, a blueblood son of Hall of Famer A.P. Indy and Broodmare of the Year Prospectors Delite.
Mineshaft won such major events as the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Woodward, Pimlico Special and Suburban during his championship campaign.
At stud, Mineshaft has sired 2011 Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro; Florida Derby hero Dialed In, eighth as the favorite in that 2011 Derby; multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire It's Tricky; Grade 1 star Discreetly Mine; and Fly Down, a close second in both the Belmont and Travers in 2010.
Bond Holder was produced by four-time stakes scorer and $337,260-earner Cielo Girl, who won at up to a mile. All three of her foals are winners.
Cielo Girl is by Conquistador Cielo, who conquered older horses in the Metropolitan Handicap and romped in the Belmont Stakes en route to Horse of the Year honors in 1982. The Mr. Prospector stallion's top progeny include Grade 1 stars Marquetry, Taste of Paradise and Wagon Limit, and his daughters have produced the likes of Canadian champions Ginger Brew and Sky Conqueror and multiple European Group 1 victor Slickly.
Bond Holder comes from the family of Grade 3 winner Summer Doldrums and Group 1-winning sprinter Var, now a noted sire in South Africa.
With Mineshaft being out of a Mr. Prospector mare, and Conquistador Cielo being by Mr. Prospector, Bond Holder's pedigree sports 3x3 inbreeding to "Mr. P."
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