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2009 Ballerina, Ballston Spa, and Victory Ride Stakes

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Music Note in the winner's circle
Music Note in the winner's circle

Music Note in the winner's circle for the 2009 Ballerina Stakes with trainer Saeed bin Suroor on the left.

© Vanessa Ng
Winning jockey Rajiv Maragh said, "It was very fortunate that she took me there. She got me there on her own will. I think that was to our advantage at that point where we weren't 8 or 9 lengths out of it. I have been on her a couple of times in the morning and I became familiar with her. When I saw Indian Blessing come alongside of us at the top of the stretch, my filly just started sprinting away."

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor added, "Music Note ran a big race and we are happy with her. She's really healthy and back in exactly the same form she was last year. She's a tough filly and she always tries hard. I talked to the jockey and told him to just sit in behind the lead. He gave her a brilliant ride and she handled the mud really well today. Maybe we'll find a (one turn) race for her (at Belmont). We'll see how she comes back, but so far we're happy."

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