Churchill Downs Press Release

John Velazquez (rider of Maraud, winner) (Photo Credit:Coady Photography)

John Velazquez (rider of Maraud, winner) – “I didn’t think my horse liked the soft turf. I took chance, took him back and tried to make one run with him. He showed me something and came through for me. The turf is very very soft now after all the rain.” 

Jose Ortiz (rider of Untamed Domain, dead heat runner-up) – “He ran a very nice race. He didn’t mind the soft turf. It was just an all-around good effort.”

Florent Geroux (rider of Captivating Moon, dead heat runner-up) – “I put my head down and I was screaming for him to keep going to try to get second. He ran a great race. It feels very soft right now out there. Before it was a little bit wet, but now it’s soft. I think he’ll love Arlington for his next race.”