JOE TALAMO, CARIBOU CLUB, WINNER: “He ran such a big race his last time out here at Santa Anita, down the hill. That turf was just so quick that day that it was hard for him to catch the leaders that day.

“What a cool horse. I’m really grateful to be able to ride for Tom and Glen Hill. He gives his best every time.

“I had a big smile on my face when Conquest Tsunami moved himself out turning for home opening the rail for me.

“He’s such a cool horse. I think six and-a-half to a mile, or a mile and a sixteenth…I think he can really do anything because of his style. They went quick early today, so he was further back, but when they go two turns he can lay up a little closer. Like I said, he’s a really cool horse to ride.”


TOM PROCTOR, CARIBOU CLUB, WINNER:  “It’s nice to win a race.  I didn’t know him personally, but Joe Hernandez was calling the races here when I was a kid.  He was great.  He definitely had a distinctive voice with kind of a Spanish influence.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Glen Hill Farm.

Glen Hill Farm’s Caribou Club and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade III, $100,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO