No question, of all the 3-year-olds I had he needed it the most. He's working unbelievable. He's worked as good as he worked for the Florida Derby.
Obviously, going a mile and a quarter, you try to get those gallops in, which means the longer the better. You try to get some air into them, some oxygen and stamina. On the other hand, you've got to have the horse. We think we've got that with Bellamy Road. We're pretty confident.
Bellamy Road ran his heart out.
We tried like hell to get there and we went to the final bell. It just didn't work out for us this year.
You have to be excited about Great Point. He ran a great race and you just hope he keeps going forward and comes around.
I'll be happy to have just one, but I hope I have more.
I truly believe you never take a horse out of his game. No matter how you try strategizing, it doesn't work. If the horse wants to run close to the lead, you let him run close to the lead. He has to run the style that makes him comfortable.
He tried to save some ground, and a horse stopped in front of him. He actually was better off making a big, sweeping move.
We've had high hopes for our horse all year. We'll see how he does Saturday. If he's good enough, he's good enough. I would like to get there with him.
Hopefully, if he can duplicate the Wood Memorial, you'll see what kind of horse he is.
If he can duplicate his Wood Memorial, you'll see what kind of horse he is.
We're just going to keep our options open. He's going to run somewhere at the meet. Never say, 'Never'. When that horse is right, he runs with anybody.
It's going to be interesting because I don't want to take him out of his game, ... But we don't want him in a speed duel to set up for that other horse.
If I can just get a couple more lengths closer to Bluegrass Cat it will give me something to build on. Then if I can get a couple more lengths the next time we'll be on our way.
Since he's come back to Kentucky, he's been super. I think he's rising up at the right time.
I'd rather have the earnings and you're already in. I'm a little apprehensive. This is the first time I've been in a situation like this.
She should like getting back to Belmont. She's a quality filly and she never runs a bad race. She hit the side of the gate coming out in the Test and we've schooled her a bunch of times, so I think she'll be different.
The Cliff carried the whole barn on his shoulders today.
Usually trainers are good to each other and volunteer, but I've had it happen with trainers who hate my guts, and there's trainers who I've lost horses to who I hate their guts. It's uncomfortable, but you have to act like a pro.
I'm not saying this because I work for George, ... but the Yankees have done such a great job for 20-some-odd years. The Red Sox, on the other hand, have had some interesting years the last two seasons.
I watched Spectacular Bid break his maiden (27) years ago, and he reminded me of him.
It was tough yesterday. I just had to leave really early. It all just got to me with High Fly. I've got a headache right now just talking about it. But that's the way it goes.
People have been using rabbits for hundreds of years. Sometimes running a rabbit works and sometimes it backfires.
Sometimes running a rabbit works, sometimes it backfires. People have been using rabbits for hundreds of years. The rabbit has to be a good horse because they might not necessarily be able to do the job.
He ran super in the Belmont Stakes. It looks like he's coming around really nicely. He could be a tough horse. He could be a surprise horse. He's blossomed since he got to Saratoga. I don't see how he'll be out of the money. I think he'll find a way to hit the board.