(Venetian Harbor holds off Finite to win the G2 Raven Run / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Quotes from the $200,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2)

Click here for a replay of the race and the post-race interview with winning connections.

Joseph Ciaglia (co-owner of winner Venetian Harbor)

“Our intention was to go to the Breeders’ Cup, but we felt this would be a good opportunity to get a race in her. I couldn’t be any happier today.”

“She’s great out of the gate. She’s tenacious, and that’s what you need to win some races. Gotta be quick out of the gate. (Jockey) Manny (Franco) did a great job getting out of the gate, and that was the key to the win.”

On whether Venetian Harbor will return for the Nov. 6-7 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland

“Absolutely. (Turning to his partners, he asks) ‘Are you ready to go?’ ”

Manny Franco (winning jockey)

“I was a little bit concerned about the 2 horse (Four Graces), and when I saw she didn’t break (in front) I decided to go then. She’s happy when she’s in the lead. She showed it today. She’s a nice filly.”

Kenny McCarthy (assistant to Bill Mott, trainer of third-place finisher Grand Cru Classe)

“She ran a super race. (Jockey Martin Garcia) gave her a super ride and put her in a great position the whole way. She ran her race and was third best today so we’ll take it.”