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Little Mike

Little Mike was a horse with a big heart and full of surprises in 2012. Owned by Priscilla Vaccarezza and bred by her husband, Carlo, Little Mike won three stakes races prior to the Breeders' Cup Turf, including grade 1 scores in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, at 12-1, and the Arlington Million, for trainer Dale Romans. The five-year-old gelding by Spanish Steps had improved every year he's raced, and he was never better against an international field of 11 rivals in the Turf at Santa Anita. Staying close to the pace in the early going under jockey Ramon Dominguez, Little Mike made a quick move to gain the lead near the stretch, and kicked clear to hold off the favored Point of Entry by 1 1/2 lengths for his 12th career victory.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2012 Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
July 10, 2016 GULFSTREAM PARK 5
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
May 17, 2014Flying Pidgeon S.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 08, 2013Longines Hong Kong CupSHA TIN19
November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup TurfSANTA ANITA PARK17
September 28, 2013Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK11
August 17, 2013Arlington Million S.ARLINGTON16
July 06, 2013United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK14
March 30, 2013Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Dubai Duty FreeMEYDAN RACECOURSE111
March 09, 2013Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE18
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup TurfSANTA ANITA PARK11
September 29, 2012Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S.BELMONT PARK15
August 18, 2012Arlington Million S.ARLINGTON11
June 30, 2012Shoemaker Mile S.BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK13
May 05, 2012Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS11
March 03, 2012Canadian Turf S.GULFSTREAM PARK34
January 28, 2012Florida Sunshine Millions Turf S.GULFSTREAM PARK 1
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 22, 2011 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
April 03, 2011Emirates Airlines Appleton S.GULFSTREAM PARK31
February 27, 2011Canadian Turf S.GULFSTREAM PARK31
February 05, 2011Gulfstream Park Turf H.GULFSTREAM PARK16
January 09, 2011Ft. Lauderdale S.GULFSTREAM PARK31
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 11, 2010 CALDER RACE COURSE 1
November 21, 2010Monarch's Maze S.AQUEDUCT 2
October 28, 2010 BELMONT PARK 1
September 26, 2010 MONMOUTH PARK 1
August 28, 2010 MONMOUTH PARK 1
August 20, 2010 MONMOUTH PARK 4
July 24, 2010 MONMOUTH PARK 8
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
August 08, 2009Florida Stallion Dr. Fager S.CALDER RACE COURSE 8
July 11, 2009 CALDER RACE COURSE 2