Richard's Kid Sale to Add Spice to Pacific Classic Week

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Richard's Kid Sale to Add Spice to Pacific Classic Week
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Doug O’Neill’s assistant trainer Leandro Mora was born in the small town of Tecalitlán in Jalisco, Mexico, a place he said is the birthplace of mariachi music. When Mora, 53, found out Saturday he was getting Richard’s Kid from Bob Baffert’s barn, the mood went mariachi-crazy in Doug O’Neill’s stables. “Believe me there was excitement in the barn,” said Mora, who began overseeing O’Neill’s barn Sunday as O’Neill began serving a 40-day suspension for a third case of overage of TCO2 in one of his horses two years ago.

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