John Velazquez, winning jockey aboard Fashion Alert (No. 6): "She waited so long [in the gate]. She was perfect in [the gate] then another horse reacted and she turned to the inside. I said to the guy, 'just don't move her,' because I knew she was going to be explosive. She broke to the inside and after three jumps she got into a nice rhythm and sat out in the middle of the track for a while. It was pretty easy. I sat on the outside and rushed her a little bit just to make sure those horses didn't get away, but she was going so easy I just let her do it."
George Bolton, winning owner of Fashion Alert (No. 6): "[When the maiden race didn't fill], Todd and I looked at the stake. We drew the outside, so we decided to go for it. She's special, and she deserved a spot in the race."