'I've said many times that I don't think I can repeat what I did last year and I stand by that.' - John Size last August. 'I came here looking for the guy who trains the South African horse, National Currency. I wanted to shake his hand, look him in the eye and say 'so this is the guy who's going to beat me, but I can't find him.' - Silent Witness' owner, Archie da Silva, at the HKIR barrier draw, December. 'Jockeys are feeling it is more difficult to break into Hong Kong racing than ever and they don't feel they get a chance.' - Executive director of racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges after Steve Drowne and Martin Dwyer left after only 30 rides. 'This is such a sad loss for racing. Alan Li helped to push the club into the international arena. It was the vision he always had.' - Jockey Club chief executive Lawrence Wong after the death of former chairman Alan Li Fook-sum. 'In particular, I challenge jockeys Wendyll Woods, Robbie Fradd and others who have made negative remarks about my success and failure and also I have reasons to believe that trainer Sean Woods has similar grievances.' - Jockey Douglas Whyte in January asking his detractors to put up or shut up after what he called a 'whispering campaign'. 'I was talking to his son Didier this morning and his last words to me were: Go get them! Make Dad proud.' - Rookie trainer, Caspar Fownes, dedicating his amazing five-win day at Sha Tin on January 10 to the memory of the late Alan Li. 'You cannot compare what Silent Witness has done and what Co-Tack did. It's like apples and oranges. My horse won at different distances, with big weights.' - Tsui Tack-suen, part-owner of 1980s legend Co-Tack. 'It will not be happening. This would be like calling on Pele and asking him to play for Brazil in the World Cup final.' - Engelbrecht-Bresges on the possibility that Tony Cruz might ride Silent Witness as he attempted to break Co-Tack's record of 10 wins straight. 'That might keep those people happy that keep writing about me every week.' - Shane Dye after his 52nd visit to the stewards' room this season resulted in his first suspension in April.