Queen’s Plate Quotes
TORONTO, June 29, 2018 – One Bad Boy and jockey Flavien Prat won the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-year-old son od Twirling Candy is trained by Richard Baltas and owned by Sayjay Racing LLC, Greg Hall and Brooke Hubbard.
Top three order of finish: One Bad Boy-Avie’s Flatter-Tone Broke
Final time: 2:02.98
Flavien Prat (jockey of One Bad Boy)
“He (Avie’s Flatter) was next to me, so I knew he was the horse to beat. By the eighth-pole, I asked him to reengage and he drove away. So from that point, I thought I was going to win.”
How important was it to ride him the race before the Queen’s Plate?
“Just to get a feel of him (riding him in the Alcatraz Stakes). He had the blinkers on, today we took the blinkers off and it probably helped us.”
Greg Hall (co-owner of One Bad Boy)
“It was awesome, very awesome. We were a little worried about his ability to run the mile-and-a-quarter, but you saw that… he started pulling away, so we’re very excited about that.”
Brooke Hubbard (Bloodstock agent, Sayjay racing manager)
“It was hard to say anything up there or to even look, but the last (part), we were all so excited.”