JOCKEY QUOTES JOEL ROSARIO, RAGING BULL, WINNER: “He broke well and it looked like there was a good pace, he was very controlled. He just came with his run like he does all the time. He put in a nice run.“It is beautiful, nice to be back here and be back in action.” JOHN VELAZQUEZ, NEXT SHARES, SECOND: “The plan was to be mid-pack with this horse, but we got wiped out at the start, so we were way back. He still ran a great race.”TRAINER QUOTES JUAN HERNANDEZ, ASSISTANT TO CHAD BROWN, RAGING BULL, WINNER: “He ran a super race and he always runs good. He had trained well here and he was acting good. He’s just a very special horse.”NOTES: The winning owner is Peter M. Brant.
Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated ninth seeds Yung-Jan Chan and Hao-Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei to reach US Open semifinal on Wednesday.Sania and Martina were trailing 0-5 in the first set against the Chinese Taipei pair, but came back strong to clinch the set 7-6. In the second set, Sania and Martina gave no chances to their opponents to win it 6-1.The top-seeded pair and Wimbledon winners won all their breakpoints to make it tough for their opponents. They took only 35 minutes to clinch the second set and book a place in the semis.Earlier, Sania and Martina eased past 13th seeded Dutch-Czech pair of Michaella Krajicek and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-0 in a contest which lasted only 59 minutes. The duo put up a dominating performance by holding their serve all through in their previous match.