AMERICAN BEAUTY STAKES

JOCKEY QUOTES

RAFAEL BEJARANO, I DAZZLE, WINNER: “I could see that Gary Stevens (on 1-2 favorite In the Stars) was going pretty quick and I wanted to keep my horse relaxed. I could see Stevens open up around the turn and when I asked my horse, she gave me a good kick.”

TRAINER QUOTES

JOHN SADLER, I DAZZLE, WINNER, MOONE’S MY NAME, SECOND, AND BYRONY, THIRD: “We wanted to get a good position, so he (Rafael Bejarano) rode a very good race, like Rafael always does. It looked turning for home the first half was fast and they might come back to us a little bit, so we felt pretty good coming for home.

“She trained very well the last three or four weeks and we did a few things to put her into our program and she responded nicely.

“We’re very happy with Moone’s My Name, first time out from Europe and she probably wants to run a little further than a mile, but she finished up fast. It was a good, strong race for her time out.”

NOTES: The winning owners are Katie Jones and Peter Peluso.