RAFAEL BEJARANO, SWISS LAKE YODELER, Winner: “On the turn, she looked like she was going to get a little tired, especially because the speed hasn’t been stopping. It looked like Rovenna had something left, so I had to work hard to make sure she wouldn’t get away. She doesn’t have that quick acceleration, but she always tries. She’ll do better in longer races.”
VICTOR ESPINOZA, ROVENNA, Second: “Today I decided to send her out of there because I had (the rail) and she was putting blinkers on for the first time. She has a lot of talent, but the last couple of races she didn’t use it the way I wanted her to. I wanted to put her on the lead today. She was much more focused.”
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SWISS LAKE YODELER, Winner: “(Whittingham) has been an idol of mine from the very beginning. When I came on the racetrack, everybody in the world knew his name. I’m pleased to break any kind of record he ever held. I’m very humble and very grateful. Considering this is the end (of Hollywood Park) makes me sad, but I’ve had a lot of good luck here and won a lot of races. I’m going to be sorry to see Hollywood Park go. I think this filly wants more ground. I wasn’t sure she had enough going to get there, but she kicked it in real late. (Bejarano) just has a magical way of getting the job done. The seven furlongs might have been a little short for her.’’
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