(Private Mission wins the G2 Zenyatta Stakes / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)

From the Santa Anita Media Team:


FLAVIEN PRAT, PRIVATE MISSION, WINNER: “She broke well and got herself into the race. She relaxed well and took a nice breather going to the three eighths pole and ran good when I asked her to make her move. I thought this race was better than last time, for sure.”


BOB BAFFERT, WHO RAN ONE-TWO WITH PRIVATE MISSION AND AS TIME GOES BY: “I’m happy to run one-two.  Private Mission, I’m glad I stayed home with her.  I decided this would be best for her with the Breeders’ Cup in mind, we didn’t want to stress her.  She’s on the improve, getting better and better.  I’m really happy with the way both fillies ran.”


SUSAN CHU, PRIVATE MISSION, WINNER: “I am so psyched for Bob and the entire team. We are grateful for everybody who made this happen today, we are so grateful.”

NOTES: The winning owner is Baoma Corporation.