'Happiness level is a 10' as O'Neill readies for Del Mar meet

horseracingnation.com - 07-16


With the Del Mar stable settled in on Monday, Doug O’Neill, the five-time track training champion, was his ever-smiling, ever-positive self. “We’re happy to be back down here and on a scale of one to 10, the happiness level is a 10,” said O’Neill, who comes in as the training champion of the ill-starred Santa Anita meeting. “We’re hoping to hit the restart button and consider this our January 1. It’s a fresh start for us and everyone else.