$151,000 Bayakoa Stakes - Grade II - 32nd Running - 1 1/16 Miles

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Posted 12.07.13 at 4:52

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JOEL ROSARIO, BROKEN SWORD, Winner: “I thought I was going to be in front—I knew she had speed. I tried to take the lead because I know she likes to run like that. I knew it was a tough race, but hopefully we had something left turning for home. She really did it easy. She was pinning her ears back and forth. I was very comfortable turning for home and I thought we had a pretty good chance to win.”

MARTIN GARCIA, FIFTYSHADESOFHAY, Second: “She just broke bad. She was a little nervous in the gate. The stumble just got me. All I could do was try to make my run, but it was too late. I don’t know if we were going to beat the winner anyway. She was going pretty fast up there.”

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$500,500 Hollywood Starlet - Grade I - 33rd Running - 1 1/16 Miles

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Posted 12.07.13 at 3:53

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MARTIN GARCIA, STREAMING, Winner: “My filly was really sharp and I just let her break and was able to get a good position. I held my position outside and when I asked her to go she gave me more. She was very impressive.”

RAFAEL BEJARANO, TASTE LIKE CANDY, Second: “Well, I didn’t expect to be on the lead, but my filly broke really sharp and when I saw that nobody wanted to go, I just went to the lead. It was a real strong pace rounding the first turn, but I tried to relax my filly. The winner was right behind me and chasing me and was always running real strong.”

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$251,000 - Matriarch - Grade I - 32nd Running - 1 Mile (Turf)

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Posted 12.01.13 at 4:06

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MARTIN GARCIA, EGG DROP, Winner: “The race set up as we planned. I let her break cleanly and she was running very comfortably and when I asked her to go she responded. (Discreet Marq) went by me very easily at the top of the stretch, but my filly never gave up and came back. That was a very tough race and she was able to get the job done.’’

RAFAEL BEJARANO, DISCREET MARQ, Second: “I was laying second very comfortable about a couple of lengths off the leader and I moved when I had to move. My filly gave me a big kick in the stretch, but the other horse came back on and we got ran down.”

JULIEN LEPAROUX, BETTER LUCKY, Third: “I had a very good trip. No excuses. She ran hard. She tried hard and no excuses.”
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$251,000 Hollywood Derby - Grade I - 72nd Running - 1 1/4 Miles (Turf)

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Posted 12.01.13 at 3:22

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COREY NAKATANI, SEEK AGAIN, Winner: “I was extremely confident. Any time you see the Juddmonte colors and a horse shipping from England, you know they’re going to have a big turn of foot and it’s just a matter if they can handle the tighter turns. He seemed to handle it. (Gosden) said he had trained him on the left handed tracks before shipping him here. I was very excited to get the opportunity to get to ride again for Juddmonte and try to win a Grade I for them. My main thing was to try to get him into a rhythm, get him to break decently and get him in a rhythm. (Gosden) told me he had missed the break a couple of times and left himself with way too much to do. My main concern was to try to have a spot to run at and not get him stopped.’’

JULIEN LEPAROUX, ADMIRAL KITTEN, Second: “He ran big. He was flying at the end. The winner got the rail and everything went well for him, but my horse made a big run at the end.”

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$100,250 - Miesque Stakes - Grade III - 22nd Running - 1 Mile (Turf)

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Posted 11.30.13 at 2:57

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VICTOR ESPINOZA, FULL RANSOM, Winner: “I didn’t really have any plan going into the race, just leave her alone and make her happy. It just depended how she broke out of the gate. I took my time, swung her to the outside and it worked out well today.”

AARON GRYDER, SAVINGS ACCOUNT, Second: “I had a sweet trip. I cut the gap at the top of the stretch and took advantage of it. I saw the winner coming, but I was hoping I could build enough momentum to hold her off. She ran great and she’s only going to get better.”

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$100,250 - Generous Stakes - Grade III - 31st Running - 1 Mile (Turf)

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Posted 11.30.13 at 1:55

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JOE TALAMO, GLOBAL VIEW, Winner: “Before he left for Hong Kong, Gary Stevens (aboard for maiden win Oct. 27) told me a lot about this horse. He said this horse is very classy and pretty push-button. He sure was today. We had a great trip. I just took him to the outside and he did the rest.”

MARTIN GARCIA, AOTEAROA, Second: “I had a lot of horse, but when I asked him on the turn he stayed the same. He may be just a little bit green. He responded, just a little bit late. He needed the race. Next time he’ll be tough.

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$250,500 - Citation Handicap - Grade II - 36th Running - 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

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Posted 11.29.13 at 3:55

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RAFAEL BEJARANO. SILENTIO, Winner: “It’s hard to tell who won when they come down there like that. It was very, very close. I always try to put my horse’s head down right on the wire. He had a great trip, but I had to take a chance at the three-eighths coming between horses because he wasn’t handling the course 100 per cent and I didn’t want to go around (Summer Front).”

JOE BRAVO, SUMMER FRONT, Second “It’s tough to swallow, getting beat like that. He was so comfortable and relaxed and I was ecstatic on the first turn. With the way the pace was going, he was so comfortable underneath me, so nice.”

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$100,000 Vernon O. Underwood - Grade III - 33rd Running - 6 Furlongs

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Posted 11.28.13 at 1:15

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EDWIN MALDONADO, MAJESTIC STRIDE, Winner: “That was the plan—to give Anillo (also trained by Jeff Bonde) a head start and sit second—but (Chosen Miracle) kind of pushed me the first quarter mile and I didn’t want to put too much pressure on our other horse. I knew he was going to win today because he had a little trouble in his last race, the Breeders’ Cup (Sprint). He’s a nice horse.”

JOE TALAMO, COLOR OF COURAGE, Second: “I thought I was going to win at the quarter pole, but he just got tired. He was pretty fresh out of the gate, but then he settled nice. He’s really good to ride. He’s six, going on seven, but he acts like a four-year-old. I’m real happy with his comeback.”

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