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Quotes from the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (G2)

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Graham Motion (winning trainer of Miss Ella)

On the decision to run her in a graded stakes in only her second start

Quotes from the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Lady Eli)

On how undefeated Lady Eli has progressed from last season, which concluded with a win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), to her 2015 debut today

“Just as you would hope. You have these brilliant 2-year-olds and they don’t always train on at three. We gave her a little time off this winter, but all of her works have been so strong and sharp. She gave every indication she’d come back even better at three, and as she showed today, she did.

Quotes from the $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3)

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Arnaud Delacour (winning trainer of Divining Rod)

“It’s great to win at Keeneland – it’s ever better to win a graded stakes.”


On Diving Rod taking back rather than going for the lead

Quotes from the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1)

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Chad Brown (winning trainer of Ball Dancing)

On rival Filimbi making move around the far turn to challenge Ball Dancing

Quotes from the $100,000 Giant’s Causeway (L)

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Mike Stidham (winning trainer of Katie’s Eyes)

On whether sprinting on the turf has becoming her forte

“I think so. She’s really progressed rapidly. I thought we might be biting off a little more than we could chew today but (co-owner) Mr. (Ike) Thrash wanted to go here so here’s where we landed, and I’m glad we did.”


Quotes from the $150,000 Ben Ali (G3)

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Tristan Barry (assistant to Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Protonico)

On Protonico’s performance in his last race, in which he was eased in the Feb. 7 Donn (G1) at Gulfstream.

“Just a complete head scratcher – throw it out. He’s back today.”


Javier Castellano (winning rider)

Quotes from the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1)

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Tristan Barry (assistant to Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Jack Milton)

“We had two plans. If he broke well, we were going to sit close to the pace and pounce. If he didn’t, we were going to sit back and make one run. Plan B worked well.”


On the next race for Jack Milton

Quotes from the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1)

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Todd Pletcher (winning trainer of Carpe Diem)

“The horse had trained really, really well. We were excited coming into (the race) and happy to see him deliver.

Quotes from the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1)

J. Larry Jones (winning trainer of Lovely Maria)

On whether he was surprised to see rival Angela Renee break first

“She did (get the jump on us) and she was running hard at us (in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds) at the end. It made me think we had our work cut out for us – thank goodness Lovely Maria and (jockey) Kerwin (Clark) were ready for it.”


Kerwin Clark (winning rider)

On winning his first Grade 1 race in 40 years in the saddle




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