(Hembree wins Joe Hernandez at Santa Anita / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)


JOEL ROSARIO, HEMBREE, WINNER: “Pete told me to let him be early and try to make one run with him.  He broke well and I thought we were in a good spot, not too far off the lead.  He made a nice move around the turn and when that other horse came to him, he tried very hard.”



PETER MILLER, HEMBREE, WINNER: “Brilliant, it really was just a fantastic ride by Joel, that’s why he’s one of the world’s best.

“He’s a very fast horse, he runs fast figures and fast Beyers. The question to me was whether the six and a half was too short for him, but he answered the question the right way.”


NOTES: The winning owner is Tom Kagele.