John Velazquez (rider of Proctor’s Ledge, winner)

Churchill Downs Press Release

John Velazquez (rider of Proctor’s Ledge, winner) – “I had a perfect trip. We broke pretty well and got into the position I wanted to be in. I didn’t want to be too far back. She settled well and after that, I bided my time to get a nice run down the lane. When the time came, I pulled her out she responded right away.

Irad Ortiz Jr. (rider of Dream Awhile, third-place finisher) – “She got into a little trouble and had to wait too long to get out of there. There was kickback and she didn’t like that, but she ran a good race to finish third.