138TH KENTUCKY OAKS LOSING JOCKEY QUOTES
Friday, May 4, 2012
JOHN VELAZQUEZ (Broadway’s Alibi, second) – “I
think she handled the track OK but the first time over a track, she
paddles a lot. She lost some momentum. The ground broke away from her.
I don’t think the distance hurt her, I think the track didn’t help. She
still ran a huge race.”
JAVIER CASTELLANO (Grace Hall, third) – “The
track was playing for speed today. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out
for me. They didn’t come back to me. I was third best today.”
GARRETT GOMEZ (Summer Applause, fourth) – “I
had a really good trip and I got to save a lot of ground up until the
point where I needed to go. She started disappearing in my hands a
bit and she was losing some confidence just having to sit there and wait
so long. The pace wasn’t particularly fast the way everyone thought it
would be and when I found us kind of going a little slow there wasn’t
much we could do from the three hole in a 14-horse
field. She kicked on well and she ran respectable, but it was a
plus-minus kind of trip. She saved the ground but she had to wait a long
JOE JOHNSON (On Fire Baby, fifth) – “She
broke good, but I had to use her to get into position. She was a little
rank being down in there. She just ran a little flat in the stretch and
never gave me her usual kick. She pulled up great. She has a Grade 1
waiting for her.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO (Hard Not to Like, sixth) – “I didn’t have any trouble, we had a clean trip. She showed me a good kick late in the race.”
MIKE SMITH (SACRISTY, seventh) – “My trip was great. She handled the distance. She sure did, man. I was proud of her. She’s going to get better.”
JON COURT (Amie’s Dini, eighth) – “The
outside post didn't help us. We weren't able to save to the ground we
wanted to. It wasn't a horrible trip, but we did get fanned out pretty
turning for home."
JULIEN LEPAROUX (And Why Not, ninth) – “I didn’t have any trouble, we had a clean trip. She showed me a good kick late in the race.”
JOE TALAMO (Jemima’s Pearl, 10th) – “We had a perfect trip. She kind of hopped at the start, but other than that everything broke apart real
nice. I just got outrun.”
COREY NAKATANI (Colonial Empress, 11th) – No quotes available.
JAMES GRAHAM (Karlovy Vary, 12th) – “I had a good trip but I didn’t have anything to finish with. She ran a good race but just couldn’t pick
up with the rest of them.”
JESUS CASTANON (Yara, 13th) – “I had a good trip. I didn’t think my filly handled the track as good as she did down at Gulfstream (Park).
She got a little anxious at the gate once everyone started screaming. Other than that, there’s no excuse.”
MARTIN GARCIA (Eden’s Moon, 14th) – “She ran OK. I don’t know what happened. She’s better than that. It wasn’t her day.”
138th KENTUCKY OAKS LOSING TRAINER QUOTES
Friday, May 4, 2012
TODD PLETCHER (Broadway’s Alibi, second) –
“She ran great. John (Velazquez) said she struggled with the racetrack a
little bit. It looked like we were going to get lucky with the rain,
because she loves the slop. But it didn’t really rain enough. But she
ANTHONY DUTROW (Grace Hall, third) – “She had a great trip. Everything went the way we wanted it to. We just were unable to catch the first two.”
BRET CALHOUN (Summer Applause, fourth) – “I
thought she ran well. Garrett (Gomez)’s only complaint was he wished he
got to let her go when he wanted. He had to hold her up a little bit
and she was wanting to go and that’s kind of where you needed to be,
seeing the results of the race, you needed to be up there. Other than
that we had a great trip, just didn’t get to go when we wanted.”
ANITA CAULEY (Owner, On Fire Baby, fifth) – “She pulled up good, which is the important thing. Today just wasn’t her day.”
GAIL COX (Hard Not to Like, sixth) – “She (Hard Not to Like) got buried down on the rail and couldn’t go anywhere much. But she ran well.”
WAYNE CATALANO (Sacristy, seventh) – “I
guess he (Mike Smith) rode her like Zenyatta. I didn’t think she was
going to be last, maybe fourth or fifth early, but not last. She was
a nice run, a good middle move, but just had too much to do.”
RON MOQUETT (Amie’s Dini, eighth) – “She’s
fine. She just took the worst of it. Jon (Court) did all he could do,
but she couldn’t overcome the post (13). She’s happy, but exhausted. The
distance certainly wasn’t the factor. It’s just that she ran a mile and a
quarter while everyone else ran a mile and an eighth.”
AND WHY NOT (Michael Matz, ninth) – “She just didn’t run today. There’s not much more to say. The speed didn’t come back to me.
BOB BAFFERT (Jemima’s Pearl, 10th) – “She was in a good spot down the backstretch, but she didn’t kick in turning for home.”
D. WAYNE LUKAS (Colonial Empress, 11th) – No quotes available.
RUSTY ARNOLD (Karlovy Vary, 12th) – “We
didn’t get that bad of trip. We knew that there was a lot speed in the
race. She tucked in on the
first turn and looked like she was OK until midway on the backside.
That’s when she simply couldn’t keep up with the field. It was gamble
for us trying her on the dirt and this one wasn’t good.
JOSE GAROFFALO (Yara, 13th) – No quotes available.
BOB BAFFERT (Eden’s Moon, 14th) – “She didn’t break well and after that she just lost interest. She didn’t run her race.”