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Quotes - $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1)

Bill Mott (winning trainer of Emollient)

“It was reminiscent of a couple of her past races where she’s taken herself back a little; she hasn’t broken as well as what she did in the spring. You could see we planned it (going to the front with jockey Mike Smith) tapping her on the shoulder leaving there and then we decided to go back to last.

Quotes - $150,000 Bourbon

Wayne Catalano (winning trainer of Poker Player)

“I saw (jockey Channing Hill) was saving ground around the corner; everything was working out real nice. When he turned for home, he got clear right there, and I thought we had a big shot. I had two horses in the race. I was watching the 1 horse (School On a Hill) down on the rail. He was bottle-necked in there. I was hoping he’d get a little room, then all of a sudden here comes Poker Player on the outside getting clear running, and here we are.”

 

On Poker Player’s next start

Keeneland Barn Notes for Sunday, Oct. 6

  • WISE DAN GOOD TO GO FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
  • WE MISS ARTIE WELL AFTER DIXIANA BREEDERS’ FUTURITY VICTORY
  • BETTER LUCKY IN GOOD FORM AFTER FIRST LADY TRIUMPH
  • OWNER-TRAINER WARD SAVORS TCA VICTORY BY JUDY THE BEAUTY
  • GROUPIE DOLL REMAINS ON TRACK FOR REPEAT BREEDERS’ CUP RUN
  • WOODFORD WINNER HAVELOCK’S NEXT START BEING DETERMINED
  • GALLOPING OUT
  • RACING PHOTOS/VIDEOS AVAILABLE ON FTP SITE

Impressive Performances Mark Supporting Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland

Better Lucky and We Miss Artie secure Grade 1 victories; Judy the Beauty upsets Groupie Doll in TCA; Havelock rolls in Woodford

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 5, 2013) -- Godolphin Racing’s Better Lucky outdueled favored Dayatthespa by a head to win the 16th running of the $400,000 First Lady (G1) for fillies and mares in a downpour.

Silver Max Upsets Wise Dan to Win Shadwell Turf Mile and Earn Breeders’ Cup Berth

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 5, 2013) -- Mark Bacon and Dana Wells’ Silver Max turned back the challenge of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan at the top of the stretch to win the 28th running of the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths.

Because of heavy rain earlier in the afternoon, the race was taken off the turf course and run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. More than 1½ inches of rain fell in the Keeneland area in a two-hour span after the storms began after 4 p.m.

Quotes - $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1)

Dale Romans (winning trainer of Silver Max)

On Silver Max’s improved form in the past year

“He had management issues. I threw him to the wolves probably a little quicker than I should have, but we backed up and regrouped and he’s strong this fall. We had a tired horse last fall – this fall we’re just peaking.”

 

Robby Albarado (winning rider)

Quotes - $400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1)

Ken Ramsey (who owns the winner, We Miss Artie, with his wife, Sarah)

“I have to take my hat off to my farm manager, Mark Partridge. He picked this horse out at the sale. It’s not a Kitten’s Joy, but it’s an Artie Schiller and they run pretty good too.”

 

The Ramseys purchased We Miss Artie for $90,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The colt is named for Sarah Ramsey’s cousin’s husband Artie, who recently died. Ramsey said the entire family was in Detroit cheering on the colt.

Quotes - $400,000 First Lady (G1)

Jimmy Bell (president of Darley, representing winning owner Godolphin Racing LLC, lessee)

“Today she was ‘Better Lucky.’ Last couple of times she’s been a little unlucky, took wide trips and ran great races. We’ve been looking at this race for quite a while. Julien (Leparoux) gave her a great ride and (trainer) Tommy (Albertrani) had her to the minute tuned up. We were Better Lucky today and got it done.”

 

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

Wesley Ward (winning trainer and owner of Judy the Beauty)

“I’ve owned this filly for a few years now, and I’m just elated. Any time you can have a home- court advantage (the horses have) a big advantage and that’s what this filly had. She trains here every day. She’s just outstanding.”

 

On whether Judy the Beauty will compete in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)

“We’re there.”

 

John Velazquez (winning rider)

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

Darrin Miller (winning trainer of Havelock)

On whether he was concerned when Havelock broke last

“This is his home. Any time you load you’re concerned, but yes I was concerned. But the biggest confidence I had in him was that Garrett (Gomez) was on him. I knew he would know where he needed to be.”

 

Garrett Gomez (winning rider)

On being last early in the race

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