The Notebook February 14, 2013

Voices From The Grandstand

  • Trainer Gary Contessa after saddling the 2000th winner of his career:

    I thought the gods of racing were going to torture me for a couple of weeks before I won this one, so I’m glad I got it behind me.

  • Owner/breeder Eugene Melynk, quoted in Thoroughbred Daily News, on his interest in holding on to his breaking-and-training facility in Ocala while downsizing other aspects of his Thoroughbred activities:

    I want to stay there unless either zoning or taxation changes to the detriment of the operation -- we’d be gone in less time than a Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

  • CBS/Golf Channel commentator David Feherty describing Bill Murray’s get-up at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am:

    He looks like a cross between George Armstrong Custer and the rider of the seventh race at Santa Anita.

  • Jimbo Fischer, Florida State's football coach, discussing the importance of recruiting on ESPN Radio:

    You need players that compete at the highest level. You don't take a donkey to the Kentucky Derby.

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From Andre: "Larry Jones employee Andre and Havre de Grace days before her $10 million sale!" Want in? E-mail a .jpg and brief caption to photos@ntra.com for consideration.

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