Keyword: Spanish Steps

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 cannot be caught in the Arlington Million.

    Little Mike Milks Arlington Million Win

    Under a crafty front-running ride from Ramon Dominguez, Little Mike led every step of the way to claim the 30th running of the $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 18 on the Arlington Park turf.

  • Little Mike

    Little Mike Wins by Nose in Gulfstream Return

    Little Mike, a three-time graded stakes winner on the Gulfstream Park turf earlier this year, returned to his favorite course after 8 1/2 months on the sidelines to win an allowance/optional claiming race by a nose.

  • Little Mike in the Canadian Turf Stakes.

    Little Mike Sneaks Away in Canadian Turf

    For the second time during the meet, Little Mike went gate to wire to win a graded stakes on the Gulfstream Park turf, turning back a solid field in the $150,000 Canadian turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 27.

  • OBS Sale

    Prices Still Falling at OBS Auction

    The market continued to lag behind last year's pace on the third day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale. The gross revenue for the second of three open sessions fell 18.5%, and the average price dropped 30.4%. Meanwhile, the median price declined 26.7%.

  • Spanish Steps

    Spanish Steps Sires First Winner

    Spanish Steps, a full brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner July 24 at Del Mar.

  • Weighing Averages and Medians

    One of the more widely used methods of comparing sales results for stallions whose progeny have been offered at a yearling sale is to look at the average prices. Many number-crunchers, however, believe the median price provides a more accurate picture of how well the stallion fared.

  • OBS Yearling Sales

    Open Portion of OBS Yearling Sale Sees Increases

    Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. realized increases in average and median prices during the open sale portion of its annual August yearling sale that finished Aug. 24 and recorded a final gross total nearly the same as last year.

  • Lion Heart

    Another Victory for Lion Heart

    At the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select yearling sale Monday, Lion Heart emerged as the leading first-crop sire, his second victory in that category at a major yearling sale this year.

  • Spanish Steps

    Spanish Steps: Gathering No Moss

    Florida-based stallion Spanish Steps had a breakout day during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select yearling sale, as he emerged as not only the leading first-crop sire but also the second-leading sire by average.

  • Spanish Steps' First Foal Arrives

    Spanish Steps, a full brother to Unbridled's Song (Unbridled--Trolley Song, by Caro) was represented by his first foal Jan. 2 when Ribot's Flair delivered a bay colt in Florida.