When Nick Zito's assistant trainer Tim Poole went to the mike to speak with TVG's Todd Schrupp, Schrupp asked Poole, "When Dialed In ran, what was the conversation like between Julien Leparoux and Nick Zito like?"
Poole said, "You want to know? This is how it went. Nick asked Julien, 'You seen the movie 'Secretariat?'
'Well, I'm puttin' you on him.'"
Makes you want to throw down $200 bucks and pay for your hotels with it.
Also, at Twinspired's table sat trainer Kelly Breen. He was called up to the podium and he spoke of his horse and jockey Rosie Napravnik.
(Side Bar: For all those who think Chantal Sutherland is the most beautiful woman jockey on the track, let's take a look at Ms. Napravnik. She's smart, she's put together, and she's tough as a mountain lion. And, Bruce Springsteen would love this, she's a red head. "It takes a red head to get a dirty job done." Just sayin'.)
So Rosie stood then sat. Schrupp then said that at 6'4" he's usually the tallest man in the room. He then asked another person at Breen's table to stand: NBA center and world champion Will Purdue. He stood up, uncomfortably I might add, and waved.