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April 1, 2012

JOCKEY QUOTES
ALONSO QUINONEZ, CALIMONCO, WINNER: “I thought I moved a little too soon, but I had to go when I saw a hole open up. He was very game when I asked him today. He attacked the horse on the lead and he never gave up. When he got to the lead he kind of waited a little, but when the other horse on the outside came to him he turned him away.”

TRAINER QUOTES

March 31, 2012

JOCKEY QUOTES

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ESWAN FLORES, WARREN’S AMBER, WINNER: “My horse helped me out a lot. This filly just kept running. I want to thank Jorge (Gutierrez) for the opportunity. He trained the filly very good and she was sharp. She did it all.”
MIKE SMITH, STARLIGHT MAGIC, SECOND: “She’s a nice, nice, mare. She hadn’t run in a while and it showed a little bit today. I hit the front and when I did she started to get a bit tired at the end. If she had another work under her belt we probably would have got there.”

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MARTIN GARCIA, DERBY GOLD, WINNER: “This was his second time out. The first time he raced he wore blinkers and he didn’t know what was going on. He was waiting for company last race and the winner just flew right by him. He’s been learning a lot, and today he relaxed well. Just look at what he showed today. He’s a really good horse.”

March 25, 2012

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JOEL ROSARIO, BOURBON BAY, WINNER: “This is a really good horse. I’ve never been on him before, but he has a nice turn of foot. He tries really hard at this distance. My horse felt good on the track. I don’t know how the others handled the rain, but everything worked out perfect for my horse.”

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MIKE SMITH, VAMO A GALUPIAR, WINNER: “The ground has actually been on the hard side the past few days, so the rain actually did us some good. The track had a give to it, which is really good for my filly because she handles the off track. I think if you look at her past performances she’s won every time the track has been soft, and that’s what it was today. It was a bit soft, but very safe. This horse was a victim of circumstances last time. She comes from out of it, so sometimes you get trapped when that happens, and that’s exactly what happened last time.

March 24, 2012

JOCKEY QUOTES

DAVID FLORES, DYNAMIC HOST, WINNER: “I had an excellent trip. He broke slow like he always does, so I wasn’t worried about it. He jumped in the bit the first time we got to the first stretch so I had to take control of him. On the second turn I let him get comfortable and he moved up to the leaders. I had to work hard from the turn onwards because he’s lazy when he gets the lead. He’s got the ability to go that far, so the distance of the race was on our side. I had great position in the race, and I took advantage of that. I’m glad we came out in front.

March 18, 2012

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VICTOR ESPINOZA, CANONIZE, WINNER: “Everything set up for me the way I wanted it to. We didn’t know what to expect of him since it’s his first time going long, but it set up very well. I had good position sitting behind the speed and I just saved a little bit for the end.”
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March 17, 2012

JOCKEY QUOTES

EDWIN MALDONADO, LINDZ WINZ, WINNER: “It’s pretty slippery and nasty on the track today. I was hoping to go to the lead, but we let the number eight (Sunburn) go in front. I knew sooner or later the leader would get tired and everything worked out as planned. This filly can run. She’s a small filly but she always tries hard every time she runs.”

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JOE TALAMO, INCLUDE ME OUT, WINNER: “I think my horse handled the track really well today. She’s by Include, who I think liked the mud. I figured, like daughter, like father, hopefully. She handled it well and I was loaded the whole way. I appreciate the connections giving me the opportunity on this horse.”