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Quotes - $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Dayatthespa)

“As she grows and matures, she’s become more settled, which has helped us train her and has helped (jockey) Javier (Castellano) rate her, and I think her best days are ahead of her.”

 

On whether he expected the slow early pace

Quotes - $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (L)

Cam Gambolati (winning trainer of Madame Giry)

On scoring his first victory at Keeneland

“I don’t think I’ve run (but) five or six times here. It (the race) just fit in. These kind of races are hard to find. The timing was good. A couple of people tried to talk me into running in the (Grade 2 Lexus) Raven Run (a 1 1/16-mile race on turf on October 19), which I think she would handle. But you know what, you win four in a row on the turf and it’s hard to change. We proved it today.”

 

$150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) Quotes

 

Dale Romans (winning trainer of Moonwalk)

“You just don’t know with all these horses. She’s doing good and she can run, so we’ll give her a shot. She showed how much she can run.”

On whether she will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

“I don’t know why we wouldn’t. I’ll talk to (Spendthrift Farm owner) Mr. (B. Wayne) Hughes and (farm general manager) Ned (Toffey) about it, but I don’t know why we wouldn’t. You have a free roll.”

Corey Lanerie (winning jockey)

Quotes - $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1)

Todd Pletcher (winning trainer of In Lingerie)

“We were hopeful (of a winning performance). She ran very well at Saratoga against the best 3-year-old fillies in the country and we knew she liked the Polytrack. We were just hoping that she’d transfer that form from Turfway early on. (At Turfway Park, she won her career debut in January and won the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks in March.) We knew she was training well, so we were optimistic.”

 

Quotes - $150,000 Bourbon (G3)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Balance the Books)

“He’s a wonderful horse, wonderful owners – Seth Klarman and Bill Lawrence. All three of this horse’s races have been good. (He is a) Keeneland sales grad (purchased for $160,000 at the Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale); got him here in the spring and brought him back here and won a stakes. It’s been great.

“This horse is getting bigger and stronger, and it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Turf [G1])”

 

Julien Leparoux (winning jockey)

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

Charlie Lopresti (winning trainer of Wise Dan)

“He’s good. He’s really good. He was so good coming out of the Woodbine race (Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile on September 16 that) I just didn’t want to breeze him too many more times. I figured this (racing in the Shadwell Turf Mile) would give him a chance to maybe breeze him one more time easy and then run him (in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships).

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

Mike Maker (winning trainer of Joha)

“It was a tough beat last time (finishing second by a head to Balance the Books in the With Anticipation (G2) on turf at Saratoga on August 30), but I’m grateful for today.”

 

On whether the plan was to take the early lead

“I don’t think we really had an option. He was going to be forwardly placed no matter what post position he drew. But from the one hole, it kind of made it a no-brainer.”

 

Rajiv Maragh (winning jockey)

Quotes - $350,000 First Lady (G1)

Dale Romans (winning trainer of Tapitsfly)

“She has been a special filly. She’s probably going to retire at the end of this year. She’s going to have one or two more starts left so we’ve got to pick some place that’s going to count. The Breeders’ Cup is tough because for the fillies, she has to run so far (1 1/4 miles in the Grade 1 Filly & Mare Turf) unless we decide to put her in against the colts (in the Grade 1 Mile). But we’ve done sillier things.”

 

Jose Lezcano (winning jockey)

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

Buff Bradley (winning trainer of Groupie Doll)

“We know she’s right right now. She’s been training well up to the race. After she came out of the Presque Isle (Downs Masters Stakes, a Grade 2 race on September 8 in her last start), I really felt good. She came into form again. Sometimes when you give them time off like that you don’t know if they’re going to come back as strong. But she sure has.”

 

On winning a race like this at Keeneland and going to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) as the favorite

Quotes - $150,000 Woodford (G3)

Michael Dilger (assistant to Todd Pletcher, trainer of winner Bridgetown)

“A race this short we thought Javier (Castellano) could do whatever he thought best. He knows the horse well; he’s ridden him plenty of times before. I think he rode a great race.”

 

Javier Castellano (winning jockey)

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