Published Monday, September 7th, 2015   ( 7 years ago )

Del Mar Futurity Stakes Quotes


MARIO GUTIERREZ (Nyquist, winner) – “Any other track in the country – if I run a :44 half like that – I’m well in front. Be here they were all coming at me. I used him early, but then I didn’t have to use him at all. He just coasted home. He’s a nice colt, really nice. Can I compare him to I’ll Have Another (on whom he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2012)? No, not really different horses. Remember, I rode ‘Another’ as a 3-year-old. This one is only a 2-year-old.”


KENT DESORMEAUX (Swipe, second) – “The winner was just too good. My horse is still learning. He’s getting there. But compliments to the winners on an impressive performance.”


TYLER BAZE (Blameitonthelaw, third) – “Good race for him. He needs some seasoning. He’ll be a good one.”


DOUG O’NEILL (Nyquist, winner) – “I thought we had the perfect trip and Mario (Gutierrez) did a great job. This is a super horse and, like any great athlete, it’s a matter of staying healthy and if he stays that way he’ll do some big things.”



FRACTIONS:  :22.41  :44.54  1:09.80  1:23.28



The stake win was the fifth of the meet for rider Gutierrez, but his first in the Futurity. He now has 10 stakes wins at Del Mar.


The stakes win was the fifth of the meet for trainer O’Neill and his second (Stevie Wonderboy, 2005) in the Futurity. He now has 31 stakes wins at Del Mar.


The winner is owned by Reddam Racing, the nom de course of J. Paul Reddam of Laguna Beach, CA.