Eduardo Caramori (winning trainer of Queen’s Award)

“We knew she was running at the end, but we didn’t know if she’d be in time to catch (the leader). We got lucky today.”

On whether he was concerned when she was far back early in the race

“No. That was the plan. Kent (Desormeaux) knew the filly; he rode her in Chicago (in which she was second in the Grade 3 Chicago Handicap on June 29). He rode her with confidence. We needed a Hall of Fame rider to do a Hall of Fame ride, and he did it today. We got it today because of Kent.”

Kent Desormeaux (winning rider)

“Down the stretch, she found another gear and took dead aim at that last target (Madame Giry, who finished second). I was very thankful for her to have that desire. She’s a winner.”

Joe Rocco Jr. (rider of third-place finisher Sweet Cassiopeia)

“My mare ran good. In a turf sprint to come from behind is tough. It worked out that with the inside post we were still able to get a good trip. I didn’t move until the quarter pole, but with her when she makes the lead I think it’s better to wait a little longer. But have to take it as it comes. I thought she ran really well. I was happy how it went throughout.”

Robby Albarado (rider of fourth-place finisher and beaten favorite Silverette)

“I had a good trip. Disappointed she didn’t fire like I anticipated. She was in a great spot turning for home. She had a whole lot of opportunity to go on, and it just wasn’t her day, I guess. I don’t want to make excuses and take away from the horses that beat her. Just not her day.”