(Silver State wins the $500,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park on Saturday / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Oaklawn Park)

From the Oaklawn Park Media Team:

Trainer Quotes:

Steve Asmussen — Silver State (1st):

“It’s a great partnership with the Hortons and Winchell Thoroughbreds,” trainer Steve Asmussen added. “They’ve done so much for me. This horse has always shown a lot of potential. We gave him the necessary time and he’s come back to win four races. This was a very quality win today.”

Jockey Quotes:

Ricardo Santana, Jr. — Silver State:

“We had a beautiful trip,” Santana Jr. said. “I was in the position I wanted to be in. He relaxed really well for me and turning for home, he gave me a really nice finish.”