Stephane Pasquier (jockey, Karakonite, 1st) â€“ â€œEmotionally, this is the biggest win of my career, to win a Breedersâ€™ Cup race here in America. The trainer didnâ€™t give me any instructions. I just rode him like the quality horse he is. A mile is his distance.â€ I had a bad draw on the outside but got a good position. It is easier when you are on the best horse in the race and he gave me everything and quickened very well.
Jonathan Pease (trainer, Karakonite, 1st) â€“ â€œItâ€™s a great result. He was a brilliant 2-year-old and was very good this spring. We gave him a break and he showed a great turn of foot today.â€ Olivier Peslier (jockey, Anodin, 2nd) â€“ â€œGood trip; very nice, unlike the last time. I'm very happy with him. He did everything right. He had a good turn of foot and finished very well. I followed the winner and decided to go out and use his good turn of foot that way and try to catch him. The winner is a very good horse. Iâ€™m very happy for Stephane Pasquier and Jonathan Pease.â€
Jamie Spencer (jockey, Trade Storm, 3rd) â€“ â€œI just tried to thread my way through the field. I have no complaints at all about my trip. He ran very well. I was very proud of him.â€
David Simcock (trainer, Trade Storm, 3rd) â€“ â€œIâ€™m really pleased with him. Heâ€™s run a great race. Heâ€™s a model of consistency and heâ€™s won a lot of prize money. Hopefully heâ€™ll stay in training next year.â€
Javier Castellano (jockey, Summer Front, 4th) â€“ â€œI had a beautiful trip. I was sitting four or five lengths off the pace, and when I asked him to quicken, he did.
Christophe Clement (trainer, Summer Front, 4th) â€“ â€œI thought he ran a very nice race. He was fourth best on the day and it is the Breedersâ€™ Cup Mile. He ran a nice race although I would have loved him to win it. We tried. Weâ€™ll come back and try our best in the next race (with Classic contender Tonalist).â€
Third Breedersâ€™ Cup World Championship victory for trainer Jonathan Pease First Breedersâ€™ Cup World Championship victory for jockey Stephane Pasquier