The Notebook January 23, 2013

From The Grandstand

Voices From The Grandstand

  • Dale Romans, shortly after winning the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer, when asked if he had responded to a congratulatory text from Bob Baffert:

    No, not yet. I’m waiting to think of something clever to say.

  • Newspaper editor Dave Schlenker, quoted by Kathy Mancil of the Ocala Star-Banner, after a Marion County (Fla.) charity competition in which he squared off against a local wrestler and then won the right to kiss a horse:

    Strangely, I was more comfortable wrestling than I was kissing the horse. It was an honor, but the horse really wasn't in the mood.

Fan Photo of the week

Congratulations Casey Phillips!

Congratulations to photographer Casey Phillips on winning this week's Fan Photo Contest! From Casey: "Eblouissante heading to the saddling barn in the shadow of her big sister's statue January 17, 2013." Want in? E-mail a .jpg and brief caption to

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