The Notebook February 21, 2013

Voices From The Grandstand

  • Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens discussing with the media his outlook upon returning to the saddle after a seven-year absence:

    Every race I ride is a gift and I'm taking every race as a gift, and it feels good to be back out there.

  • Trainer Bill Mott talking about champion Royal Delta and her next racing engagement, the Dubai World Cup on March 30:

    This is not going to be an easy task. It’s a tough journey and a very tough race.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens, who won last week’s Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita with Mike Smith in second, to Jay Hovdey of the Daily Racing Form:

    It was pretty cool the other day, a couple of old fart Hall of Famers running one-two.

  • Trainer Dominic Galluscio as to whether he’ll eventually reach the 2,000-win milestone after reaching his 1,000th victory this past Sunday at Aqueduct:

    I think so, if I stay healthy and good and ease up on the cigars.

Fan Photo of the week

Congratulations to Michele Hope, winner of this week's Fan Photo Contest!

From Michele: "I took this photo on February 9th during my first trip to Gulfstream Park. I went there specifically to see the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap and the show down between Animal Kingdom and Point of Entry and was not disappointed!" Want in? E-mail a .jpg and brief description to

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