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March 19, 2011

JOCKEY QUOTES

RAFAEL BEJARANO, MALIBU PIER, WINNER: “I was on an easy lead the first turn and I had a lot of horse. I knew number 8 (Lilly Fa Pootz) was going to try and go to the lead. I tried to make sure my horse was relaxed. At the half-mile pole I decided to let her relax . . . I gave her a little breather before I came to the turn and then let her go. When I came to the top of the stretch I let her shoot to the lead, and she showed me a big kick. She was really good today.”

TRAINER QUOTES

March 18, 2011

JOCKEY QUOTES

COREY NAKATANI, REGALLY READY, WINNER: “Scotty (Blasi) is pretty sharp and Steve (Asmussen) has given us a lot of opportunities to win some races. It’s nice to win a nice little stakes with this horse. He’s done things right and Scott was very confident in his ability to control the race. I pretty much had him in hand. I just made sure to get him around in good order, set him down, and he kicked home.”

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March 13, 2011

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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

JOCKEY QUOTES

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

JOCKEY QUOTES

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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