Kentucky Derby

Trainers' reactions

"He just never got the kind of trip we hoped for. That fast pace was no good for him." Todd Pletcher, Verrazano

"For some reason he didn't fire. ... They aren't machines, so you never know." Doug O'Neill, Goldencents

"(He) gave me a great thrill turning for home because it looked like I was a winner." Chad Brown, Normandy Invasion

"He ran terrific. I'm so proud of Robby (Albarado). He vindicated himself." Dallas Stewart, Golden Soul

"Both colts tried hard. No major excuses. ... Congrats to Shug and his staff." Ken McPeek, Java's War and Frac Daddy

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