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2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Post-Race Quotes

by Breeders' Cup Notes Team

November 5, 2017

Courtesy Breeders' Cup Notes Team

Winning jockey Mickael Barzalona (Talismanic) – “Right I can’t believe it. I am thrilled to have won my first Breeders’ Cup race. I expected the horse to run well, but I’m not sure I thought I would win. Mr. Fabre is a great trainer.”

Second-place trainer Chad Brown (Beach Patrol) – “We had a very good trip. My horse ran really well. We were just second best.”

Second-place jockey Joel Rosario (Beach Patrol) – “Broke perfect. Beautiful. I followed the speed and saw (Highland Reel) to my inside, so I held my position. Turning for home, he took off, but (Talismanic) was far out from me, so my horse couldn’t see him and my horse is a fighter. He ran well. The fractions were fast but he likes to run like that. It was a good run. It’s just too bad one horse beat us right at the end.”

Third-place jockey Ryan Moore (Highland Reel, favorite) – “He seemed to be laboring today. He didn’t have that usual oomph. They went quick and he rolled a bit down the straight.”

Fourth-place trainer Tom Albertrani (Sadler’s Joy) – “He ran well. He ran his race. I really can’t find any excuses for him. We were a little further back than I’d hope, but that’s the way he runs. I thought he ran a pretty honest race.”

Fourth-place jockey Julien Leparoux (Sadler’s Joy) – “He ran a good race. He came from far back and made a strong run. He couldn’t catch the horses in front of him, but they are also nice horses.”