I'll Have Another's trainer responds to criticism
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doug O'Neill says he's disappointed 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 Tuesday morning. "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 elevated level of carbon dioxide following a race -- frequently a sign of an illegal practice known as milkshaking.