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  • Pace the Key to an Oscar Performance

    Now that Brian Lynch has decided to forge ahead to the Breeders' Cup Turf with Oscar Performance, he has to figure out how to beat the Euros and the American older horses going a mile and a half.

  • Gentlmens Agrement wins July 10 at Gulfstream; Little Mike fifth

    Little Mike Fifth After Lengthy Layoff

    Gentlmens Agrement won for the fourth time in six starts July 10 to spoil the anticipated return of 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Little Mike after a more than two-year layoff at Gulfstream Park.

  • Little Mike Returns After Extensive Care

    With an ongoing horse neglect case involving trainer Maria Borell and her father grabbing headlines, Carlo Vaccarezza hopes the return of his turf star Little Mike after a two-year hiatus sends a different message—that most racehorse owners care.

  • Little Mike

    Little Mike on the Comeback Trail

    Four-time grade I winner Little Mike has not raced since winning the Flying Pidgeon Stakes May 17, 2014, at Gulfstream Park, but trainer/owner/breeder Carlo Vaccarezza is preparing the gelding for a 2016 comeback.

  • Little Mike delivers victory in the Flying Pidgeon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-kGfj8kn">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Takes Pressure Off Vaccarezza

    Standing in the winner's circle following the win by Little Mike in the $90,000 Flying Pidgeon Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trainer Carlo Vaccarezza admitted he was relieved by the solid return of his multiple grade I winner.

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    No Easy Road for Little Mike, Point of Entry

    This year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) features a rematch of the first two finishers in 2012, Little Mike and Point of Entry, but the road back to Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 has been anything but smooth for either horse.

  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike is back to try again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2194159033&k=zwgxjfH">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Among American Chances in Turf

    Little Mike, back on the beam after a slow start to the 2013 campaign, is set to defend his title against a solid field of domestic and foreign entrants in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 2.

  • Nine 2012 Winners Return for Breeders' Cup

    The best of the best will be on display at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1-2, with the leading trainers in the United States and Europe pre-entering a star-studded array of talent for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Big Blue Kitten tries for his 3rd straight grade I win in the Joe Hirsch Classic Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706549462&k=nQcVJZB">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten Stalks Third Straight Grade I

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey homebred Big Blue Kitten will try to secure his third straight grade I win when he faces an expected nine rivals in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Classic Invitational Stakes Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Spanish Steps Heading to Saudi Arabia

    Spanish Steps, sire of last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner and Eclipse Award finalist Little Mike, has been sold to stand in Saudi Arabia in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer Bloodstock.

  • Strong Mandate
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    Busy Work Day for Top Churchill-Based 2YOs

    Three of the most accomplished 2-year-olds on the grounds turned in major training moves at Churchill Downs Sunday Sept. 22 in preparation for what their connections hope will be a trip to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Real Solution (left) finished 2nd in the Arlington Million, but was awarded the victory via DQ.

    Ramseys' Real Solution Takes 'Million on DQ

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey capped an unbelievable day with their third grade I victory when Real Solution was placed first via disqualification in the Arlington Million Aug. 17.

  • Carlo Vaccarezza with Little Mike

    Little Mike's Owner May Challenge Wise Dan

    If Little Mike repeats in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 17, breeder/owner Carlo Vaccarezza might use the Arlington Park winner's circle as a platform to challenge Horse of the Year Wise Dan to a match race.

  • Arlington Million: Dale Romans - Little Mike

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans talks about the chances of 2012 Arlington Million (gr.I) winner Little Mike repeating in this year's edition, coming up Aug. 17.

  • That Handicapping Show - Arlington Million

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Arlington Million and Alabama Stakes this weekend. Will Princess of Sylmar lock in her Eclipse Award with this race? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Arlington Million.

  • Little Mike won three grade I races on the turf in 2012.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Turf/26130116_ZC6sF3#!i=2194159033&k=zwgxjfH">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike's Summer Season Starts in U.N.

    After capturing three grade I victories on the turf last year, capped by a win in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, Little Mike will make his first U.S. start of the 2013 season in the United Nations Stakes.

  • Little Mike in the Breeder's Cup Turf.
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    Little Mike Breezes on Churchill Downs Turf

    Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Little Mike breezed four furlongs in :50.80 June 11 on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for a start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6 at Monmouth Park.

  • Little Mike
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    Little Mike Targeting United Nations July 6

    Little Mike is likely to start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6, the first of a four-race series picked by breeder and co-owner Carlo Vacarezza that would end with a defense of his 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf title.

  • Dubai World Cup: Training 03/28/2013

    Horses featured include Joy And Fun (orange #5), Great Attack (orange #6), Zazou (blue #4), Trinniberg (gold #2), Medicean Man (orange #11), Animal Kingdom (white #2), Little Mike (yellow #3), He's Had Enough, and more.

  • Pat Cummings' March 30 Dubai World Cup Picks

    Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing March 30 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates. Presented by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Dubai World Cup: Gary Stevens

    Jockey Gary Stevens talks about being back at Dubai for the World Cup. He rides Dullahan in the World Cup and Little Mike in the Dubai Duty Free.