Troy Stakes Quotes

December 10, 2019

Joe Sharp, winning trainer of Shore Runner (No. 2): "He got a great trip, Kendrick did a good job. The pace was pretty slow and the guys tried to make it as hard on him as they could, rightfully so. He was the horse to beat. I had a lot of confidence in the horse, a lot of confidence in the jockey and they combined to get the outcome. I'm just grateful to have a nice horse like that and good owners. It's been a lot of fun."

"That opening quarter [mile] was pretty soft. These are nice horses, so when they get away with a quarter [mile] like that it makes it tougher for a closer. But he's a good horse and he prevailed. We're grateful for what he's done. He's one of those horses when they get good, they get confident. He just continues to grow and blossom. I just try not to get in his way."

"We're still unsure what our next step will be. We're looking at a race next at Kentucky Downs as a possibility, but we'll see how he comes out of it. We might just freshen him until the Breeders' Cup."

Kendrick Carmouche, winning Jockey aboard Shore Runner (No. 2): "He broke great. I could have kept him closer but I wanted to have a look at the field. Once we hit the eighth pole, I knew I could ease him out to accelerate. There was a hole open on the inside but Shore Runner loves running free. I gave him the best trip that I could."

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