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Little Mike

Little Mike

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
Ramon Dominguez
Trainer: 
Dale Romans
Owner: 
Priscilla Vaccarezza
Breeder: 
Carlo E. Vaccarezza

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.

Replay

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  • 2012 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2012 Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Little Mike
Spanish Steps
Unbridled
Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song
Caro (IRE)
Lucky Spell
Hay Jude
Wavering Monarch
Majestic Light
Uncommitted
Double Norm
Relaunch
T. V. Spot

Career Highlights

May 24, 2007
Born
August 20, 2010
Wins first career race
August 18, 2012
Wins Arlington Million
November 3, 2012
Wins Breeders' Cup Turf
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
May 24, 2007
Born

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