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“It was an experience–a wonderful thing.”
Eddie Vansant, assistant to Buddy Raines, on life at Brandywine Stable after Greek Money won the Preakness in 1962

“Courage Beats Gall.”
Sports Illustrated headline on the 1962 Preakness story

“I wish every kid with an interest in riding could have the same opportunity.”
Jockey Rosie Napravnik, about riding pony races at the Far Hills steeplechase meet back in the day

“It means I probably don’t have enough to do.”
Trainer Ricky Hendriks when told he was the only trainer to pick up his phone

“Thousands of acres of great turf and hills.”
Trainer Fenneka Bentley, asked to describe the training facilities at Fair Hill Training Center

“It was luck in timing.”
Former Pimlico track announcer Dick Woolley, who called his first Preakness in 1971 and over the next decade was the voice that described wins by racing immortals Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid

“No matter how hard it gets, there is nothing better than horse racing.”
Owner/trainer Jason Cole, after a good day with a horse

“It does not get any better than this.”
Madeline Tillotson, after Apache Farm’s stallion Dynamometer (South Carolina) had his first winner from two starters

“I’m hoping your favorite spot is the Atoka Store.”
Jonathan Thomas, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, after betting a ‘dinner of your choice’ that El Padrino would beat Union Rags in the Florida Derby


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