Here’s a few quotes from the racing world which caught my attention recently.

“Lovely horse, man.”

Trainer Steve Asmussen about Oaklawn Park winner Booth

“By a world class sire, out of a grade 1 winning Tapit mare, a half-brother to Cody’s Wish, brilliant miler, multiple graded stakes winner, excellent conformation, long racing career…I could go on and on.” 

Northview’s David Wade about new stallion Endorsed

“For the best part of 70 years Maureen Mullins was one of the most familiar faces on Irish racecourses. She combined grace, charm and style with a thorough grasp of every facet of racing, bound up with an immense and enduring enthusiasm for the sport. In a literal sense, she and her husband provided an essential part of the DNA of Irish jump racing.”

Alan Sweetman, the Racing Post

“Do what you do, partner.”

Toby Keith’s instructions to his partner Danny Caldwell when it came to their race horses

“She doesn’t mind working. If I say you’ve got three to work today, she says OK. If I say, you’ve got eight to work, she says OK. She’s been a pleasant surprise. People say she’s a good bug rider – she’s a good rider. So many of them hit the ground and think they know it all; she’s not like that.”

Agent Jay Burtis about jockey Forest Boyce in a Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred article in 2010. Boyce won her 1,000th career race Feb. 9