Ken Ramsey (owner of winner Dark Cove)

“I can’t believe we’ve doubled the old record of 12 wins (in a single Keeneland meet). To win 24 is unbelievable. The low point about today is my wife (Sarah) had to be taken to the hospital yesterday. She’s not doing that well but nothing life-threatening. That’s the only sad part, that she’s not able to be here with me. But this is almost like heaven.”

Gary Stevens (rider of second-place finisher Side Road)

“I had a beautiful trip. He just (went) along easy early on and started picking up some lengths midway down the backside. He kicked home real nice for me. He tried hard. He is a distance specialist; I like him. I was a little further back than I thought I would be; my race was for second. The slow pace fit right into the winner’s hands.”

Rosie Napravnik (rider of third-place finisher Sky Blazer)

“I had an excellent trip. I think a mile and a half might be a little bit of a stretch for him. He had a really strong move around the turn but he was getting tired down the lane. But he tries very hard. He’s a very honest horse, a very classy horse.”