HALLANDALE, FL - MARCH 30: Orb #6 (L), riden by John Velazquez, comes aound turn four behind Itsmyluckyday #3, riden by Elvis Trujillo, and Narvaez #10, riden by Rajiv Maragh, during the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 30, 2013 in Hallandale, Florida.
My horse ran awesome ... The speed didn't develop the way I thought it would. I thought Oxbow would be third or fourth, then all of a sudden I look up and Bob Baffert's horse [Govenor Charlie] gets left and Oxbow was on the lead all by himself. I worried about my horse, but he ran great.
My horse ran awesome ... The speed didn't develop the way I thought it would. I thought Oxbow would be third or fourth, then all of a sudden I look up and Bob Baffert's horse [Govenor Charlie] gets left and Oxbow was on the lead all by himself. I worried about my horse, but he ran great.More quotes »
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