Shug McGaughey, winning trainer of Norumbega (No. 8): "The slow early pace wasn't a big concern. He had been training really well and we expected him to run a big race. We're not sure where he'll go next because it's tough to find another 1 1 /2-mile race."

Joel Rosario, winning jockey aboard Norumbega (No. 8): "I had a really good trip and my horse ran great. I just followed the other horses around and was aware they weren't going too fast in front of me. When I asked him, he had plenty to give me. The other horses tried to get out a little, but he dug in, and it all worked out great."

Jockey Javier Castellano, jockey aboard runner-up Micromanage (No. 3): "I didn't have any excuse at all. I just got beat today. I had a beautiful trip. In the beginning of the race I saved all the ground, and turning for home I just let him go. He gave me the best run of his career but, unfortunately, he just got beat by a better horse today."