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Golden Ticket in the winner's circle
Golden Ticket in the winner's circle with the flower blanket after the 2012 Travers Stakes
© Vanessa Ng
Winning trainer Ken McPeek said, "I thought we were beat at first, then I thought we won. I couldn't tell. I'm thrilled we finished in a dead heat. It couldn't work out better for the two of us. Kiaran is a great guy. We all work our tail off. It would have been a heartbreaker for either one of us to lose. (Golden Ticket) had been training unbelievable. We had been training him for the mile and a quarter distance. David nailed it. He cut him loose to the tee. He couldn't have done a better job."