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Breeders' Cup notes: Trouble in the winner's circle
Breeders' Cup notes: Trouble in the winner's circle

The Doug O'Neill suspension will not just quietly drift away, as much as horse racing would like it to. O'Neill, who is sitting out the Breeders' Cup under the organization's "convicted trainers rule," was nowhere around, as per his suspension, when his Goldencents won Friday's Dirt Mile. The trainer of record was O'Neill's assistant, Leandro Mora. So, when the winning group gathered in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, an awkward moment broke out. Bo Derek, former actress and longtime member of the California Horse Racing Board, was the trophy presenter. The CHRB has been active and vocal in its actions against O'Neill. Before...

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