Todd Pletcher, winning trainer of Holiday Soiree (No. 5): "We got the pace setup that we figured. We sat a good trip and she really ran super. It's the first time we've run her; we've only had her a short period of time. She's trained really well since we had her; I'm very pleased with the way she did it. She's a straightforward, professional filly, a little aggressive to gallop. We worked her one time and she worked lights out, so we were just happy to find a nice spot for her."

John Velazquez, winning jockey aboard Holiday Soiree (No. 5): "We ended up having a perfect trip. I stalked those two horses on the lead. It was kind of easy, and then by the quarter pole I asked my horse to start running and she responded right away."