The Notebook July 18, 2013

Voices From The Grandstand

  • Defending training champ Peter Miller after winning the opening race of the Del Mar meet, in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

    Let’s get this party started!

  • Owner and breeder Mandy Pope, at the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sales, on two of her champion mares, Havre de Grace and Plum Pretty, to Thoroughbred Daily News:

    They are perfect – they love each other. They are in a field together and are very spoiled. They are used to people coming by with carrots.

  • Trainer Bill Mott on champion Royal Delta, who will make her next start in the Delaware Handicap this Saturday:

    We could not ask for her to be doing any better. I would love to see her run in the Delaware Handicap the way she ran in the Fleur de Lis last year. When she runs a good one, she is awesome. She never really runs poorly and I think it gets to the point where we expect her to win, so when she does not, but still runs well, we get a little dumbfounded.

  • Trainer Tom Proctor on winning Betfair Hollywood Park’s closing feature, Sunday’s Grade III Sunset Handicap, with Marketing Mix, in Thoroughbred Daily News:

    It’s nice to win the last Sunset. A lot of good horses have won it. It means something to me.

  • Anna Seitz, managing partner of It’s All About the Girls, a Thoroughbred ownership group exclusively for women, from

    There is no greater rush than owning a horse, or a small piece of one, and cheering for your horse in the stretch run.

  • John G. Dooley, Arlington Park and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots track announcer, on the unique skill of racecalling, to

    It's a little different than talking about someone slowly lining up a putt at The Masters.

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