The single greatest thrill was crossing under the twin spires right here on Winning Colors in 1988, ... I've got a lot of fond memories here. Those will never go away.
As of now it appears he was very lucky and didn't break anything.
It's one of those things that has come up on our radar screen. We haven't seen anything to indicate it's a problem, but it's on our radar screen.
We really picked it up from the half-mile pole in. Then I think by the time we got to the quarter pole, it was just a matter of how far I wanted to win by, and when I wanted to ask him.
Over the years I've had a wonderful career, but it's time to hang it up, ... There is a piece of my heart that would love to continue riding, but my body can't take it anymore.
They were just walking early, and theres just not many horses that can outkick this one the last quarter-mile. We really picked it up from the half-mile pole in. Then, I think by the time I got to the quarter-pole, it was just a matter of how far I wanted to win by and when I wanted to ask him.
I said, 'That's it. He's retiring, I'm retiring,'.
I don't send him, he puts himself there, ... He's got a natural cruising speed. I could realistically be in front of the rabbit.