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2008 Queen's Plate Day


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Not Bourbon in the winner's circle
Not Bourbon in the winner's circle

Not Bourbon in the winner's circle with owner Charles Fipke holding his head and trainer Roger Attfield on the right

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Winning jockey Jono Jones, celebrating his first Plate victory, said, "Roger did a fantastic job with this horse. At the beginning (of the racing season), I had my doubts if he could get 7/8, to be honest. When he ran the 1 1/8 miles (Plate Trial), he won, but he got a little tired in the end. I still had my doubts about 1 1/4 miles. But he ran his eyeballs out today. Actually, because I get on him so much (for morning workouts and races), I know him so well. I knew exactly what he needed to win and he got it. He broke good and got right behind a couple of speed horses. I moved a little bit sooner than I wanted because Deputiformer pushed me out when he wanted to move."
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