Sunday, May 05, 2002

Quotes from Saturday's Kentucky Derby

The Associated Press

        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Quotes from some of the trainers and jockeys of the 3-year-olds who ran in Saturday's 128th Kentucky Derby:

        PROUD CITIZEN (2nd): “I told Wayne (Lukas) that the only difference between the two of us was that my horse was getting over the good ground, he was getting over the ground well, but not real well and the other horse was relishing over it.” — jockey Mike Smith

        PERFECT DRIFT (3rd): “I was up front, but I didn't want to be. I was just being dragged along with the race. Go watch the tapes and you'll see that I was strangling the horse — like we were going a mile and one half. But there was no pace.” — jockey Eddie Delahoussaye

        MEDAGLIA D'ORO (4th): “He didn't break that great and we got squeezed back. So instead of being close to the pace like I wanted, I found myself behind a lot of horses.” — jockey Laffit Pincay

        HARLAN'S HOLIDAY (7th): “No major excuses. I'm not surprised with how the race unfolded. I was concerned about the speed of the race coming in, with no speed horses. It's never easy; it is a tough race to win.” — trainer Kenneth McPeek

        ESSENCE OF DUBAI (9th): “There was no pace. I was just waiting for someone to challenge War Emblem, but when nobody did I knew I was in trouble. My horse just didn't run at all.” — jockey David Flores


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