Multiple Grade 1 winners
Dullahan and Little Mike posted separate five-furlong workouts on
Saturday at Churchill Downs in preparation for upcoming starts at
Dullahan, a 3-year-old owned by
Donegal Racing, traveled the distance in 1:01.80, while Priscilla Vaccarezza’s
Little Mike, a 5-year-old, was clocked in 1:03.20.
“They both worked great and
they’ll work at Churchill Downs next week, then we’ll work on getting a plane
York ],” said their trainer, Dale Romans.
Dullahan defeated older horses to
win the Del Mar’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic on
August 26 over Polytrack and is targeting the Grade 1, $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf
Classic Invitational on September 29 or the Grade 1, $400,000
on October 6, also on the turf. The 1 ½-mile Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is open to
3-year-olds and up, while the 1 1/8-mile
is restricted to 3-year-olds.
Little Mike will attempt to carry
his speed an additional quarter-mile in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic after
leading from start to finish in the Grade 1, 1 ¼-mile Arlington Million on