(Blowout wins the G1 First Lady / Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Flavien Prat (winning rider of Blowout [GB])

“As usual she showed a lot of speed out of the gate, and I was able to get myself comfortable on the lead where I didn’t have too much pressure. She relaxed well down the backside. She fought really hard down the lane because she lost the lead for a little bit, but she dug in and fought back and really made a great stretch run.”

Baldo Hernandez (assistant to winning trainer Chad Brown)

“She’s a really special filly for us, for my boss, Chad Brown. She does everything we ask. She’s improving a lot. She came here to Keeneland and gave a really good performance. She’s as good as she can be. She tries every time she runs.”

Jose Ortiz (rider of runner-up Regal Glory)

“The filly ran well. I entered with a lot of horse and a lot of confidence. I asked her to run and she did, but the other filly dug in and she’s a nice filly too. I was very happy and content with my position. When I asked her to go, she was there for me so that’s all I can ask for. She ran a huge race.”

Jamie Spencer (rider of fourth-place finisher Althiqa [GB])

“We got in tight on a speed-favoring track. She ran a good race. We just needed a little more racing luck.”