Sunday, September 27 2015
RODEO DRIVE STAKES QUOTES
DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PHOTO CALL, WINNER: “I picked up the mount from Graham (Motion, trainer.) He’s been very nice to me and given me some nice horses, given me a lot of opportunities. Graham told me to place her behind the lead horses and just try to get her to shut off as much as possible. In her last race she was pretty sharp the whole way. She was tugging on me a little but we got into a nice, happy rhythm.
CHANDELIER STAKES QUOTES
MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It lived up to the expectations. She opens that stride up and she has such a high cruising speed.
“Not only does she have the ability but she has the mind to go with it. There are so many horses with that kind of ability but a lot can get to them. She’s so intelligent, she’s so smart and listens to everything I tell her. I got her to fall asleep there on the lead but she fell asleep too much! I had to wake her up a little bit at the eighth pole but after that she jumped back into the bridle and it was over.
ZENYATTA STAKES QUOTES
GARY STEVENS, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “Richard has a big smile on his face. He told me yesterday, ‘I want to win but by no means do I want to knock her out.’ We couldn’t have scripted it any better. I told him that he might have to tack-walk her in the morning because she pulled up full of it.”
FRONTRUNNER STAKES QUOTES
MARIO GUTIERREZ, NYQUIST, WINNER: “He’s been on the lead in the past but he was tougher than I expected today. I was expecting him to be easier but he was tough, he was in the bridle. I adjusted though and it worked out in the end.
Wednesday, September 23 2015
XPRESSBET UNVEILS THE NEW ‘XPRESSBET MOBILE’
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September 23, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce that it has redesigned its mobile wagering site. The new Xpressbet Mobile has been streamlined to make it easier and more convenient for customers to play the races using their iPhone, Android or other mobile device.
Sunday, September 20 2015
AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH AGAIN GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES,
TWO TIME ECLIPSE CHAMPION BEHOLDER WALKS MANDELLA SHEDROW
FOLLOWING BULLET SIX FURLONG MOVE ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2015)—Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah graced Santa Anita’s main track at 8 a.m. Saturday and with regular exercise rider George Alvarez up, he backtracked to the half mile pole prior to again galloping a strong mile and a half.
Idle since running a valiant second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, American Pharoah has yet to breeze since the race as he’s pointed by Bob Baffert to his career finale—the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.
Saturday, May 30 2015
AMERICAN OAKS STAKES QUOTES
BRICE BLANC, SPANISH QUEEN, WINNER: “My saddle slipped a little bit and it affected my steering because she was a little aggressive when that happened. The more I pulled on her, the more the saddle moved forward so I was a little . . . I wouldn’t say out of control but I had to give and take a little bit more so it wouldn’t move any further on me. I finally got her to slow down. It shifted forward on me again once I made the lead. I’m tall and she’s little so that made it a little difficult.
Saturday, April 04 2015
SANTA ANITA DERBY QUOTES
MARTIN GARCIA, DORTMUND, WINNER: “This is my first win in the Santa Anita Derby. There are a lot of ‘firsts’ with him for me. He was really comfortable. The main thing for me today was to break well and put him in a good position.
SANTA ANITA OAKS QUOTES
VICTOR ESPINOZA, STELLAR WIND, WINNER: “I thought it was good to be three-wide. I thought it was going to help me get the speed in front of me. It didn’t look like much but those two went and I was able to move out a little at the half-mile pole.
Wednesday, April 01 2015
SANTA ANITA DERBY
UNDEFEATED DORTMUND HEADS FIELD IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY;
PROSPECT PARK, BOLO & ONE LUCKY DANE ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY
IN 78TH RUNNING OF PREMIER 3-YEAR-OLD SHOWCASE AT 1 1/8 MILES
170 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS UP FOR GRABS AS ‘RUN FOR THE ROSES’ LOOMS MAY 2
Sunday, March 08 2015
FRANK E. KILROE MILE STAKES QUOTES
DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, RING WEEKEND, WINNER: “It feels amazing to win my first Grade I for a trainer like Graham Motion. I’m very blessed.
“I was following Mike Smith on Za Approval and I thought he would be a good guy to follow, I expected him to show more speed then he did today. I tried to be as patient as I could, I swung out and when I saw the eight horse, Summer Front I was far out so I tried to cut back in to let my horse see him and my horse just kicked on from there.
SANTA ANITA HANDICAP QUOTES
MIKE SMITH, SHARED BELIEF, WINNER: “He surprises me every time. I have to pinch myself that I get to be his pilot. It’s Zenyatta, Holy Bull and then Shared Belief for me. I’m so blessed to have been able to ride all those great horses and to be the age I am and still be able to do this is a blessing.