(Letruska wins the G1 Spinster Stakes at Keeneland / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Fausto Gutierrez (trainer of winner Letruska)

“This is a horse to change the life of any person. She’s a superstar and she proves (it) every second, every race. She shows her game, her ability at Churchill, at Oaklawn, at Saratoga. She’s a racehorse.”

On having a short-priced favorite going into the Breeders’ Cup

“She right now is one of the top contenders of the division. For her to win (this) Win and You’re In (race) for the Breeders’ Cup … What can I tell you? This is a strong year for this horse.”

Irad Ortiz Jr. (winning jockey)

“She’s doing so good right now. I think she has great condition, a good trainer. She’s doing unbelievable right now. She was just moving smooth out there. She didn’t go that fast today but she did it easy, relaxed, and whenever I asked her she was there for me.”

Flavien Prat (rider of runner-up Dunbar Road)

“We had a good trip. She was traveling well, and I made a good move. I thought turning for home that she responded really well and maybe I could catch her (Letruska). From my position, I was expecting somebody to soften it (the pace) up a little bit because I come from behind, but she had a good trip.”


Brad Cox (trainer of third-place finisher Bonny South)

“Breeders’ Cup is still on the table. We will talk it over with Garrett (O’Rourke, General Manager for owner Juddmonte Farms) and come up with a game plan. I thought she ran really well. We know our filly needs (a faster) pace to run at, but she closed well. I was extremely happy with Bonny South’s effort.”