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March 12, 2011

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March 6, 2011

JOCKEY QUOTES

MARTIN GARCIA, MISREMEMBERED, WINNER: “This horse has been training super and I thought he’d run good, but not THIS good. Baffert told me he’s training good, but he’s had a lot of time off and if it looked like he couldn’t win, to just take care of him. The way he ran today, I really think if he would have run yesterday (in the Santa Anita Handicap) he would’ve won.”

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March 5, 2011

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DAVID FLORES, TURBULENT DESCENT, WINNER: “Last time, I didn’t want to put too much pressure on my filly because she was coming off a layoff and because we had so much rain, she had missed a work. Today, I was very confident she was going to run big. I took a peek back at the three-eighths pole and I saw the gray shadow (Zazu), so I knew where she was. At the quarter pole I let her go and she gave me everything.”

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RAFAEL BEJARANO, FLUKE, WINNER: “When you have the best horse in the race you can do anything you want. This is the fourth time I’ve been on this horse. I let him go at his speed and figured out my position on the first turn. I always had a lot of confidence because my horse relaxes well in the beginning of the race. That’s why I had a lot of horse and was able to finish strong at the end. I stayed on the rail and my horse showed me a big kick. Caracortado kept running, but my horse had the best trip in the race.”

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CHANTAL SUTHERLAND, GAME ON DUDE, WINNER: “This is by far the best win in my career. Even getting a leg up from Bob (Baffert) on the horse was great. I just had such a good feeling today, I’m glad it came to fruition.

February 27, 2011

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PATRICK VALENZUELA, QUICK ENOUGH, WINNER: “This never gets old. Winning races at Santa Anita, where I started at, is unbelievable. It feels great and I’m very blessed to be here. I always knew I had horse in this race. I never hit my horse, I just hand rode him. He stuck his neck out there and put everything into the race. I was happy with the performance.”

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February 26, 2011

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JOEL ROSARIO, ULTRA BLEND, WINNER: “I got a little closer this time. She wanted to be closer so I let her do whatever she wanted to do. Art (Sherman) told me there were only four horses in the race and to just let her do what she wants, and that we would probably be closer to the pace since there was not a lot of speed. I was happy to see all the scratches. We took it easy this time, but she’s doing well. She’s a filly that gives you 100 percent in every race.”

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February 21, 2011

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GARRETT GOMEZ, CAMBINA, WINNER: “I broke okay and she settled nicely for me. She galloped down the hill really well and when we crossed the dirt, we didn’t have much ground to make up. She’s small, but she’s got a lotta heart and she’s got a heckuva turn of foot. I thought we were gonna win easy, but that filly inside of us (runner-up, Quiet Oasis) kept fighting back. I thought I got the bob, but she’s so small and when they’re so far apart it’s really tough to tell who got to the wire first.”

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