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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.
Zillah is married to racing owner and Cash Call executive Paul Reddam whom she met while working for his Ditech company. She is from England and has a passion for racing and for horses. Paul named his stakes winning Elloluv after Zillah as that is the way she always greeted him with her English accent. She has owned horses individually and in partnership including Spring Style and Medaglia d'Amour.
Renee’s Titan, a daughter of multiple Group 3 winner Bernstein, upset juvenile filly champion Beholder in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez at 20-1 to begin her Kentucky Oaks quest.
Bernstein was never able to pull off that kind of score in seven races in Great Britain, but did take a pair of Group 3 contests for super trainer Aidan O’Brien. In his one start stateside, the bay ran fifth in a Grade 3 turf event at Churchill Downs.
Despite such a strong turf influence, Bernstein’s offspring have been successful on main tracks as well, including Grade 1 vixen Dream Empress and this year’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Bern Identity, who captured last year’s Grade 2 Sanford at Saratoga and ran second in the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot to close out his juvenile campaign.
Titan Queen imparts some synthetic influence as the dam of Renee’s Titan, having competed exclusively on all-weather tracks during her seven races on track.
Titan Queen was never able to visit the winner’s circle during those two years but the Tiznow mare is a half-sister to Grade 2 victor Big Band Sound, who is a three-quarter brother to Renee’s Titan being by Bernstein.
This is the same female family as Grade 1 winners Mining and Miss Shop, as well as Grade 2 scorer and Grade 1 Haskell Invitational runner-up Trappe Shot.
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