“I think she’s the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t compare her to anyone. I’m not afraid to say she’s better than Ruffian, because she is. They sent two speed horses after her and made her go in :22 4/5, then they came after her one at a time and she put them all away. Those were tough older horses and they tried everything they could to get her beat and they couldn’t.”

— Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud (now 96-years-old!)

(Little know fact: Before becoming a trainer, Nerud was the agent for Hall of Fame jockey Ted Atkinson, a Virginian.)