SNOW CHIEF STAKES QUOTES – MONDAY MAY 29, 2017

JOCKEY QUOTES

JOE TALAMO, MARCKIE’S WATER, WINNER: “We had a perfect trip.Billy Koch pretty much told me about the horse and how he likes to run.I basically just followed Mario (Gutierrez aboard favored B Squared who finished sixth) around the turn and when Edwin (Maldonado, aboard third place finisher Dr. Troutman) angled out, I had a ton of horse and just swung outside him. He’s the kind of horse you have to stay after.The harder you ride him, the more he gives you.”

TRAINER QUOTES

RICHARD BALTAS, TRAINER, MARCKIE’S WATER, WINNER: “This is tough, tough, tough (in reference to training the winner and Calli Way, who broke down near the wire).It’s kind of hard to celebrate with something like that.I thought the other horse might be doing better than the horse that won.This is very, very tough.”

OWNER QUOTES

GARY FENTON, ON BEHALF OF LITTLE RED FEATHER RACING, OWNER OF MARCKIE’S WATER: “This is very exciting for us.It feels really good.We don’t like to be overly aggressive, but this horse was doing well and we decided to take a shot.”

NOTES: The winning owners are Little Red Feather Racing