Seattle Slew Stakes-Quotes



39th RUNNING, JULY 3, 2016

1 1/16 MILES IN: 1:43.26


JOCKEY JAVIER MATIAS, BARKLEY, WINNER: “He always knows where the wire is. At the eighth-pole, I thought we were going to lose and then he comes right back. I had confidence because I felt like I always had a lot of horse. I am lucky to ride him. He is so classy and a very good horse.”

NOTES: Barkley 6-6-0-0-$132,275. . .Mach One Rules 7-4-3-0-$123,836. . .Javier Matias has 25 stakes wins at EmD, No. 7 all-time. . .Howard Belvoir has 36 stakes wins at EmD, No. 6 all-time. . .Matias & Belvoir combined in stakes: 21-7-2-4-$219,538. . .Barkley is the first horse since Jumron Won in 2001 to sweep the first three stakes for 3-year-old colts or geldings. . .Next for 3-year-olds: $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby, 1 1/8 miles, Sunday, July 31.