Luis Saez, winning jockey aboard Will Take Charge (No. 5): "I want to say thanks to God, [Mr. ] Lukas and everyone who's coming here to see these champions. This horse was training good. Last time, when he finished second, I saw the replays and I knew how to ride him. I tried to ride him like he runs."

Wayne Lukas, winning trainer of Will Take Charge (No. 5): "I changed up a [few] things. I took a chance on an up-and-coming rider. I thought my horse trained well, but these things are so tough. At the three-eighths pole, I thought we'll get a piece of it, but I didn't know if we'd get up. He's a little over 17 hands and just starting to find himself. This is a horse who's going to get better. He's getting his act together."

"It feels pretty good. They were reminding me it's been a long time between drinks, but when they come like this, they come double."