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Trainer Doug O'Neill returns to Baltimore as challenger in Triple Crown chase

Trainer Doug O'Neill returns to Baltimore as challenger in Triple Crown chase

Doug O’Neill is back in Baltimore, this year to spoil a Triple Crown instead of take the next step toward winning one. A year after bringing I’ll Have Another to Baltimore just two days after winning the Kentucky Derby, then frantically absorbing as much of Baltimore as he and his crew could before winning the race, the Southern California trainer arrived Sunday to join this year's entry, Goldencents. The mood around the same Barn D stalls he occupied last year was more workmanlike Monday, even after O’Neill watched the disappointing 17th-place Derby finisher roar down the Pimlico stretch under jockey Kevin Krigger. O'Neill said it felt nice to be the hunted...

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