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Quotes from the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)

April 22, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (April 22, 2017) – Quotes from the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)

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Tyler Baze (winning rider of Itsinthepost [FR])

“It’s been my dream to win a race at Keeneland. This horse has been just a phenomenal horse, especially the last year. He gives it everything. Once I got him to the outside, it was just a matter of being patient because this stretch is a long stretch.”

Jeff Mullins (winning trainer)

On Itsinthepost winning his second consecutive turf stakes at 1½ miles after competing in shorter races

“It seems like the further he goes the better he gets.”

Julien Leparoux (rider of runner-up Charming Kitten)

“I was not expecting to be last early. We made a run but it was a little bit too late. He came flying at the end. He ran a good race.”

Jose Ortiz (rider of third-place finisher Bigger Picture)

“It was perfect. He broke well. He sat back for the most part in the race. When we hit the far turn, the winner (Itsinthepost) was on the outside of me. I tried to go with him. I think he (Bigger Picture) tried hard as always and he ran his race. We were going slow; that’s why we were so close early.”