Saturday, June 14, 2014


Stephen Foster Handicap Quick Quotes


CALVIN BOREL, jockey of MOONSHINE MULLIN (winner) – “Randy (Morse) has been doing so well with him. The first morning I was out on him working him after the Alysheba, he didn’t really work like I thought he should have. But boy its funny, when a horse peaks, they peak. When I came back and worked him again about five days ago he was a totally different horse, like he had gotten his seat back under him. I rode him with a lot of confidence today. We were stepping up today, I know we beat some of these same horses a few weeks back and early on I was afraid it may have taken too much out of him, but as we got closer, Randy had him ready to go. He’s a nice, nice horse.”


RANDY MORSE, trainer of MOONSHINE MULLIN (winner) – “He’s a good horse and he’s been training very well. He trained better leading up to this race than he did the race before. He drew a really good post, which meant a lot. I usually tend to be pretty conservative but when he drew the three-post with how well as he’s trained the past week, I was pretty sure we were going to run him.”
On Moonshine Mullin’s next start – “If he never wins another race, it’s been a great ride. But as good as he’s doing, who knows? You never know, that’s one thing about this sport, they come from everywhere. I’m very happy with him though.”

RANDY PATTERSON, owner of MOONSHINE MULLIN (winner) – “It was awesome, absolutely awesome. This was my first Grade I win, the Alysheba was my first Grade II win and coming down that stretch today I was just like, ‘this is not supposed to happen with a claiming horse.’ But he’ll stay right here, I don’t have any idea what will be next for him.”

GARY STEVENS, jockey on WILL TAKE CHARGE (runner-up) – “He struggled a little bit the first sixteenth of a mile – the track was getting away from him a little bit. But he really got into a nice rhythm down the backside. He gave up a lot of ground around the turn, but he seemed to be happy there. He showed up today. I mean we spotted the winner 10 pounds and he was still getting with it the last sixteenth of a mile.”

AL STALL JR., trainer of DEPARTING (third) – “He ran great. It was only our second dance of the year – he really needed that race. We’re right where we need to be for the rest of the year. He got a shade heavy, which he’s supposed to that last eighth of a mile. I think we’re in good shape.”

ROBBY ALBARADO, jockey on DEPARTING (third) – “He was in a great spot. He was where I anticipated him to be. He was kind enough and he put in his patented run at the three-eighths pole and he hung on as long as he could. It was just his second race off the layoff and I think he’s put us right where we need to be now.”

MIKE SMITH, jockey on REVOLUTIONARY (sixth) – “I didn’t have a straw in my path, but he didn’t give me the run that he has been. As to why, I don’t know. He just didn’t give me that good turn of foot.”



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