GRADE II, $200,000, GOLDIKOVA STAKES QUOTES
__GRADE II, $200,000, GOLDIKOVA STAKES QUOTES __
JOCKEY QUOTES UMBERTO RISPOLI, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “I was on the right horse. She is very easy to ride. Once I hit the turn to go home, I just pressed the button and she did the rest. She can go forever, and it’s a good way to go out. It’s always sad to see a horse like her go. I feel so privileged and grateful to have been on her for her final race.”
TRAINER QUOTES PHIL D’AMATO, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “She’s just the epitome of a champion in my heart. She’s done so much for me. She’s won many graded stakes in stylish fashion and she’s probably the best grass filly I’ve ever trained.
“It means a lot and to send her out, potentially a winner, I mean that’s what I thought we owed to her, and she did it in stylish fashion.
“She just has all the attributes, the heart, the will and an unbelievable turn of foot.”
OWNER QUOTES MICHAEL NENTWIG, GOING GLOBAL, WINNER: “She is an amazing filly. She is a once in a lifetime horse. It is sad to see her go. This is tough (fighting back tears). She is so tough. She leaves next Thursday for the sale. If the right price is not met, then we will bring her back and decide about racing her again.”
NOTES: The winning owners are CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig, and Ray Pagano.