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Quotes - $100,000 Sycamore (G3)

Danny Peitz (winning trainer of Najjaar)

“I didn’t really know what to expect (after the race was moved from turf to the main track because of rain earlier in the day). The only time he’d run on the Polytrack was in his (third start, in October 2011 at Keeneland). He was a fast-closing second that day. We thought he’d handle it. He’s trained all summer long on it.

“Just working out the trip – I was kinda worried about us being boxed in there and whether he’d get out. He finished well.”

 

James Graham (winning rider)

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 - $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

Quotes - $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1)

Mark Casse (winning trainer of My Conquestadory)

On whether he was worried when she had to check on the backstretch

“A little worried? My thoughts were, ‘Here we have this great filly and she’s not going to be able to show how great she was.’ I wasn’t upset or worried for me, I was worried for her, because I wanted her to be able to show you how great she was. That was my concern.”

 

On whether she will go to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)

Quotes - $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (G2)

Ken Ramsey (owner of winner Dark Cove)

“I can’t believe we’ve doubled the old record of 12 wins (in a single Keeneland meet). To win 24 is unbelievable. The low point about today is my wife (Sarah) had to be taken to the hospital yesterday. She’s not doing that well but nothing life-threatening. That’s the only sad part, that she’s not able to be here with me. But this is almost like heaven.”

 

Gary Stevens (rider of second-place finisher Side Road)

Quotes - $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3)

Graham Motion (trainer of winner Strathnaver [GB])

“I thought she was very impressive that day at Gulfstream (winning an allowance race on March 16 in her first U.S. start). Like I said to Joel, I just wasn’t sure about the mile and a half. But clearly she handled it pretty good.”

 

Joel Rosario (rider of Strathnaver)

“I got a perfect trip. (Trainer) Graham (Motion) told me to just let her do whatever she wants and she did it.”

 

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