$200,000, GRADE II, GOLDIKOVA STAKES
__$200,000, GRADE II, GOLDIKOVA STAKES __
JUAN HERNANDEZ, CLOSING REMARKS, WINNER: “This mare she tries all the time, she’s a really nice, honest mare. She knows what she is doing on the track, she is a professional and always shows up. Last time, there was no pace at all and I think I was too close to the pace and that’s why she didn’t finish. Today the race set up really good for her. Carla brought her ready today because she was feeling really good in the post parade and she showed up in the race. When I asked her turning for home around the three-eighths, she picked it up really well and she switched leads. At the end we got the win.”
CARLA GAINES, CLOSING REMARKS, WINNER: ON WHY SHE OPTED FOR THE GOLDIKOVA AND NOT THE BREEDERS’ CUP: “Basically the competition, she’s been very effective at a mile before but basically the competition. “Juan did give her a lot to do but the pace was horrid upfront, so he just worked it out perfectly, but that’s Juan. “Thank you, John (Harris) for everything you’ve done for my team and I want to thank your team too, it all works together.”
NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Harris Farms, Inc.