He said he didn't want anything from this, patted us on the shoulder, and walked away into the crowd. He said, ‘This is for the children.’
The Notebook October 17, 2013
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Jessica Cary, Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteer, on an unidentified bettor who donated a winning ticket worth $26,000 during a fundraising event at Keeneland last weekend (Lexington Herald-Leader):
Hall of Fame Jockey Julie Krone, during a speech at her induction to the Women’s Hall of Fame, on the lack of accommodations for women riders at Monmouth Park when she was starting out (Ithaca.com):
So I had to pee in a cup.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Can the Man, winner of the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita:
There’s a lot of pressure with this horse because he’s named for my son, Canyon.
Trainer Eddie Truman on Howard and Janet Siegel’s Eddie’s Turn, who won at Santa Anita on Saturday, giving jockey Corey Nakatani his fourth win in a row:
Corey must have had his confidence rolling by the time he rode my horse. They named the horse for me, so that made it even more special.
Richard Lister, breeder of Keeneland’s Grade 1 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity winner We Miss Artie, on dispersing his stock in the upcoming Keeneland November sale (Thoroughbred Daily News):
It’s probably a good year to sell, but it’s going to break my heart. The horizon for breeding is quite long. You really need five years [from mating to racing]. I’m 75 years old — I’m not sure how many 5-year horizons I have!
Trainer Christophe Clement on Discreet Marq, winner of the Pebbles Stakes on Oct. 14 at Belmont Park:
She's a very nice filly who belongs to great people. I'm delighted for them. We've been stretching her all year long but she's good, and she overcame me, which is wonderful.
Ken Ramsey, co-owner (with wife, Sarah) of Kitten’s Joy, the nation’s leading turf sire and leading sire by earnings, on how their prized stallion is treated (The Blood-Horse):
We spent $300,000 on what we call ‘Kitten’s Spa.’ It’s an underwater treadmill, and we have the old boy in there five days a week. After that, we take him out and put him on a vibrating platform that increases the bone density.