Sunday, June 10 2012


THE MODERATOR: Okay. We are now joined live in the interview room by the winning jockey and trainer of Union Rags on the left, jockey John Velazquez, his second the Belmont Stakes victory, having captured the Stakes with Rags to Riches. Michael, his second Triple Crown race victory. Of course, he won in the Kentucky Derby in 2006 with Barbaro. Mrs. Phyllis Wyeth, by the way, preferred that just John and Michael handle this session. So we'll just have the winning rider and trainer.

Congratulations, gentlemen. Fine performance and, Michael, my first question for you: As great a career as Union Rags has had to date, there's been some disappointment here and there mixed in. Tough trip loss in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. And in a Kentucky Derby in where which he didn't have the opportunity to make his best run. Does this kind of make up for the mishaps of the past?

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