PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES CUP STAKES

JOCKEY QUOTES

LUIS MEDINA, JOCKEY, SO BIG IS BETTER, WINNER: “I thank God. Without God, I wouldn’t have this. I have to thank everybody for the support. When I turned for home I was just thinking ‘where is the wire?’ I’ve been working this horse the last two weeks so this is very special. I am so happy.”

TRAINER QUOTES

SCOTT POWELL, SO BIG IS BETTER, WINNER: “It was just another race. We’re OK. We knew we would be tough. We put a lot of work into this, (brother and owner) Mark (Powell) and I, and we were here to compete. We were very thankful for the opportunity and we can’t wait to be back next year.”

MARK POWELL, OWNER, SO BIG IS BETTER, WINNER: “This is ‘So Big is Better’s’ twenty-fifth win. This win breaks the record for his sire’s offspring’s overall wins. Burning Sand, (the sire) stands in Utah. (Mark is the owner of Burning Sand as well.)