(The beautiful Covfefe / Photo by Holly M. Smith)

DOGWOOD QUOTES

Shaun Bridgmohan, jockey of COVFEFE (winner):

“The way she’s developed since she was young is what impresses me the most. I’ve worked her since she was a 2-year-old and she’s developed into a very special filly. What is most spectacular about her is how smart she has become. She is able to sit off the pace even with her natural speed. It’s a lot of fun being the passenger on one like this.”

Brad Cox, trainer of COVFEFE (winner):

“We all knew how talented she is but to just simply dominate the race as she did today was awesome. She was going fast the entire way around there and just kept on going. She’s very special. On to the Breeders’ Cup.”

Jaime Roth, part owner of COVFEFE (winner):

“She’s definitely the most talented horse LNJ has ever owned. She’s so special to us and such a talent. The only bad race she’s ever run was in the Frizette (GI) last year but that was a big ask that day in that spot. She’s just very special.”

Neil Pessin, trainer of BELL’S THE ONE (runner-up):

“We ran our race but all credit goes to the winner for almost breaking the track record and winning as impressive as she did.”