(Sofia Vergara wins the $1 Million Aristocrat Ladies Marathon / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the KY Downs Media Team / Dick Downey:

11th running of the $1,000,000 Aristocrat Ladies Marathon (G3), fillies & mares 3 years old & up, 1 5/16 miles, includes KTDF of $4000,000

Joel Rosario, winning jockey, Sofia Vergara: “She broke really well. The horse that set up the speed (Glenall), I got a little behind her. They were going a little slow. I guess at some point she was tugging a little bit, but very comfortable. Graham told me  just to be comfortable with her. She likes it here. I’d like to thank Graham and all the team.

“Every time a horse came to her, she was wanting to do it. She always tries really hard, this filly. Like I say, she likes it here.”

Assistant trainer Alice Clapham, 1st, Vergara – “Joel said she was a little keen because they slowed it down quite a bit. He said she just loves it around here. She won here last year. When they slowed it down again, he said he was just going to go for home and she did all the rest on her own. He said there was more there. With them taking the rail down and having the fresh track, he said it was really nice. When she won last year … when they like this course … they come back and just bounce around here again. She loves going up and down the hills.

(Trainer Graham Motion, she said, was on a plane when the race was run. He is returning from France, where he spent time, along with his wife, Anita, with her dad, who was celebrating his 80th birthday this week).

“EVeryone has been saying she has been training great since she ran at Saratoga (5th in the Glens Falls on Aug. 3). They were all saying she was doing really good and they proved to be right. It’s great to win here. It’s a great place to come and enjoy it. The weather has been great Fun to be here.”

(She has been working with Graham Motion since 2007).

Trainer Saffie Joseph, 2nd, Transient – “We had enough of a chance to run her down. She is a kind of a difficult filly to relax, Tyler (jockey Gaffalione) did a great job in getting her to relax. I’m proud of that. Obviously, the winner was going well at the top of the stretch. We were close enough, but we just could not run her down today. On the day we were second best. You always want to be first, but that’s racing. You can’t win them all and I am proud of the filly, she ran good,  and she came back well. You can’t complain.”