FLAVIEN PRAT, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNER: “She’s been moving really well. I’ve been on her in the morning and I was pretty pleased with the way she was going. She’s always running in great races. She definitely deserved a graded stakes. She definitely gives you everything. I thought it was a pretty strong pace upfront so I was taking my time and when I asked her to go she responded well.”
CRAIG A. LEWIS, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNER: “What was going thru my mind was she might not get there! But as usual she did not disappoint. She’s really a genuine filly, gives it every time.”
1,000TH CAREER WIN: “I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve had a lot of great horses in my career; Cutlass Reality, beat back to back Derby winners Alysheba and Ferdinand in the Hollywood Gold Cup (6/26/1988), Music Merci who won the Del Mar Futurity (9/14/1988), Illinois Derby (5/27/1989) and many other big races, and then of course Larry the Legend. I’ve had multiple other good horses and a lot of great owners. I’m very thankful and feel very fortunate, very grateful to be in this situation.
“Fillies like her (bring me back). There are a lot of bumps in the road. A trainer’s life is not all pie and ice cream, but when things like this happen it makes it all worthwhile. The early mornings, the things that go wrong, the difficult situations, but situations like this overcome all the negatives involved.”
BENJAMIN WARREN, WARREN’S SHOWTIME, WINNING OWNER/BREEDER: “This is just wonderful and it’s great that this is Craig’s 1,000th win. This puts her at $500,000 in earnings at age three and that’s pretty good. We’ve got her dam back in foal to Clubhouse Ride, so that’s really something to look forward to. I went partners with Irv Noren (former MLB All Star) on my first horse in 1980, so to have this filly doing this well is tremendous.”
NOTES: The winning owners are Ben & Sally Warren. This was trainer Craig Lewis’ 1,000th career victory.