Quotes for the $1 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

December 10, 2019

Frankie Dettori (jockey, Hootenanny, 1st) – “It was my first time on him but I had seen him run in England, so I knew his style. He wasn’t pulling. I got him settled. When I turned him on, I knew I had the race.”

Dennis Ward (father of trainer Wesley Ward, Hootenanny and Luck of the Kitten, 1st and 2nd) – “This is just great. Everything went according to plan. Wesley (Ward) is in Florida watching on television. Isn’t that Frankie Dettori just great?”

Michael Tabor (co-owner Hootenanny, 1st) – “This is what you dream about. To campaign a horse in Europe and America and then win the Breeders’ Cup, it makes the game very international. That’s what it’s all about. “(Trainer Wesley Ward) has been around for a while and we find him easy to relate to. He’s not afraid to send horses to Europe. He obviously knows how to train. To do what this horse has done is a fantastic performance.”

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Mike Smith (jockey, Luck of the Kitten, 2nd) – “I thought I was going to steal it. The other horse overpowered me, but my horse showed a lot of heart.”

Corey Nakatani (jockey, Daddy D T, 3rd) – “I had a very good trip. This colt showed a lot of class. He ran dynamite the whole race. I broke his maiden down at Del Mar (Sept. 3) and he’s still learning. There doesn’t seem to be any bottom to him.”

Mark Casse (trainer, Conquest Typhoon, 4th) – “He ran well but he got hung out wide. That definitely cost us third. You want to show that you belong, and he belongs.”

Ryan Moore (jockey, War Envoy, beaten favorite, 12th) – “He ran a good race.”

First Breeders’ Cup World Championship victory for trainer Wesley Ward 11th Breeders’ Cup World Championship victory for jockey Frankie Dettori

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