GRADE II, $200,000, ROYAL HEROINE STAKES QUOTES
__GRADE II, $200,000, ROYAL HEROINE STAKES QUOTES __
JOE BRAVO, CLOSING REMARKS, WINNER: “She just leaves the gate so settled and relaxed. Carla has done a great job bringing her around in each one of these races. She probably should have won her last one (Mar. 4 Grade II, Buena Vista) but we had a troubled trip in that race and today with a clean trip she was tons of horse…She dropped down turning for home and she exploded, there’s nothing better than acceleration like that. A horse that loves to run, that’s her.”
CARLA GAINES, CLOSING REMARKS, WINNER: “When (Michael McCarthy’s) horse got off on a lone lead like 24 and change the first quarter, I was getting a bit worried, but she came with her run. Had a clean path this time.
“It’s so special for the whole team and the whole team at Harris Ranch and everything that we have done together for so many years it’s just… yeah.
“She’s my little Cal-bred, my little overachiever.”
JOHN HARRIS, CLOSING REMARKS, WINNER: “It’s really great because we bred her, her dam and her granddam. I don’t know if we’re lucky or smart, but we are happy with the way it’s going…These graded stakes really make the game and it’s nice to have a graded stakes win at Santa Anita. It is surreal.”
NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Harris Farms, Inc.