Winning trainer Bob Baffert (American Pharoah): â€œWhat a day for Baltimore. They really needed this after all theyâ€™ve been through. Iâ€™m really happy for them. I just love coming here.â€
â€œHeâ€™s just an amazing horse. Everyone talks about the greatness and itâ€™s just starting to show now. To me, they have to prove it. Today the way he did it, he just ran so fast. Iit was like poetry in motion.â€
Winning jockey Victor Espinoza (American Pharoah): â€œI was freezing. I was just so wet. It worked out well. I had to bounce out of the gate to take the lead with all the rain.
(On race strategy): â€œAll changed with the rain, but it worked out well.
â€œI took a chance and sent him as quick as I can. Sometimes you have to make decisions. That's my job. Today, I made the right decision.
(On his third attempt at sweeping the Triple Crown): â€œI hope the third one is the charm.â€