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Quotes from the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2)

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Josie Carroll (winning trainer of Leigh Court)

On returning Leigh Court to a race on the dirt
“(Breeder and owner Eugene) Melnyk was hoping for a horse for the Breeders’ Cup. We sat down and talked about it, and we thought this was the best direction to take to get there. It worked out just fine.”

 

Quotes from the $150,000 Woodford (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select

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Wesley Ward (winning trainer of favored No Nay Never)

On whether grass is No Nay Never’s forte

Longshot Peace and War Wins Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades

Longshot Peace and War Wins Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades;

Work All Week Takes Grade 3 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 32014)  Qatar Racing’s Peace and War rallied from far back to overtake Top Decile late to win the 63rd running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) for 2-year-old fillies by a half-length before a Fall Meet opening-day crowd of 13,789.

Quotes from the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1)

Olly Stevens (winning trainer of Peace and War)

“We purchased her at Keeneland (at the September Yearling Sale) then took her back to England. She won her first out then we caught some bad ground at Ascot in England, which is one of the main reasons we came over here.

“She’s been back 12 days. Julien (Leparoux) breezed her here on Sunday, the day I flew in, and he really liked her. He jumped off another filly to ride her, actually.”

On her trip in the Darley Alcibiades

Quotes from the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3)

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Richard Papiese (who bred and owns winner Work All Week with his wife, Karen, in the name of Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc.)

On whether Work All Week will race in the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1)

Close Hatches Tops Select Field of Six for Sunday’s Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 2, 2014) – Juddmonte Farms’ Close Hatches, undefeated in four races in 2014, headlines a small but select field of six fillies and mares entered Thursday for Sunday’s 59th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

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