(March to the Arch winning the G2 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday night / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:


Tyler Gaffalione, jockey of MARCH TO THE ARCH (winner): “The race set up beautifully. The speed went ahead and I was able to tuck in going into the first turn. So, we were saving ground all around and I kind of just followed Corey (on Parlor) when he started making his move. When I got him outside, he really exploded. He just kicked it into gear.”

David Carroll, assistant trainer of MARCH TO THE ARCH (winner): “It was just a super ride by Tyler. He saved ground all the way around, swung him out and he kicked hard. What a race. IT was only his third start of the year. He ran at Tampa and got beat only five lengths to Bricks and Mortar. Hopefully he’ll have a big year going forward. Not only is Tyler a tremendous rider, he’s a tremendous person. He’s very mature and it shows every time he rides for us.”

John Ortiz, trainer of ALL RIGHT (runner-up): “I had tears in my eyes cheering so loudly that I thought we won. I’m so incredibly proud of this horse. We were so close and he ran such a phenomenal effort.”

Joel Rosario, jockey of ADMISSION OFFICE (third): “We were pretty far back but we were closing fast. We just didn’t get there in time. He ran a good race and had a strong turn of foot.”