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Doug O'Neill

Trainer

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

Owner

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.

Pedigree

He’s Had Enough owns an ideal pedigree for the Kentucky Derby.

He is from the fifth crop of hot stallion Tapit, who covered Horse of the Year Zenyatta in 2012 and Horse of the Year Havre de Grace in 2013. Tapit won the 2004 running of the Wood Memorial in his fourth career start before finishing ninth in the Kentucky Derby on a sloppy track, but he made only one more start before heading to stud. By recently deceased prominent sire Pulpit, Tapit is out of a mare by 1990 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Unbridled.

Tapit is responsible for three champions and numerous Grade 1 winners. His top offspring include 2011 champion two-year-old colt Hansen; 2008 champion two-year-old filly Stardom Bound; and Grade 1 winner Careless Jewel, who captured the 2009 Alabama at 1 ¼ miles. The fast-rising gray stallion is proving to be an outstanding source of both speed and stamina. He has several other current Derby hopefuls, including Normandy Invasion, Tesseron and Flashback.

He’s Had Enough is from a great female family -- his third dam is Broodmare of the Year Courtly Dee. The colt is out of the stakes-winning Amelia, who competed in multiple graded events at 1 ½-mile distances. A daughter of Dixieland Band, Amelia has also produced Kindergarden Kid, who won the Grade 3 Sycamore at 1 ½ miles and placed in the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch at the same distance in 2012.

Amelia is out the Alydar mare Aquilegia, a multiple graded stakes winner in turf routes and the dam of English Group 3 winner and Group 1 runner-up Bertolini, who was very quick.

Dixieland Band is as fashionable as they come for a Kentucky Derby contender. He is the damsire of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos; 2007 Derby winner and champion Street Sense; ill-fated 2008 Derby runner-up Eight Belles; and a slew of top-class performers.

In terms of bloodlines, He’s Had Enough will bring plenty to the table if he makes the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

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