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THUNDER ROAD STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2016

JOCKEY QUOTES

 

KENT DESORMEAUX, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “He was coming off the bridle today, there’s no way in the last month or two that he let me ride him like he let me ride him today. I think the horse is starting to figure (Kenny and me) out more than the other way around. He can obviously run and the time on the track shows you how tough the going is today. He ran a mile in 1:35 last time and he stuck his neck out and got a mile in 1:39 today. True champion, heart of a champion.

“I’m feeling like more trainers ought to put me on more horses (laughs).”

 

TRAINER QUOTES 

 

KENNETH BLACK, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “What a ride. I would have never given those instructions. I didn’t give him instructions – he knows the horse better than me. But going into the first turn, I was questioning his tactics. There was no speed in the race, and he’s sitting fifth or sixth and three off him. I would have bet every dime I had that he’d be on the lead when he turned down the backside. I think this horse will run longer if we want him to. We aren’t going to fix what’s not broken.”

 

JUDY JOHNSTON, PART OWNER/BREEDER, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “I feel fantastic. He likes the rain, he likes everything. The rain didn’t bother him one bit.

(On seeing the red and white silks coming in first) . . . “It gives you a little thump in your heart. It’s always just as exciting as our first race. It really is just unbelievable. That horse, when he’s going around there, it’s just like the first time you ever saw him. Just as exciting as when I was only 13 years old.”

 

NOTES: The winning owners are Sal Berumen, Robert Riggio and the Elwood Johnston Trust, et al.