A field of eight is set to contest this Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations Stakes at
Park, including the 2011 winner Teaks North and last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Classic winner Little Mike.
Trained by Dale Romans, Little Mike enters the mile
and three-eighths United Nations off a three-month layoff as he makes
his first 2013
U.S. start since travelling to
From 18 career turf starts, Little Mike sports 12 wins and earnings of
just over $3 million. Jockey Joel Rosario has the call on Little Mike.
Teaks North, the 2011 U.N. winner, enters this year’s race off a solid score in the Good Reward Stakes at
on May 15. A millionaire who’s won seven of his 19 turf tries, Teaks
North will be reunited with jockey Eddie Castro, who was aboard for
their 2011 U.N. victory.
The United Nations will go as the 11th race on Saturday’s 12-race program. Gates open at
Park at 11:30 a.m., with first post set for 12:50 p.m.
The United Nations field, from the rail out, with rider assignments is:
Willcox Inn (James Graham)
Big Blue Kitten (Joe Bravo)
Russian Greek (Ryan Barber)
Teaks North (Eddie Castro)
Skyring (Gary Stevens)
Harrods Creek (Elvis Trujillo)
Little Mike (Joel Rosario)
Hangover Kid (Gabriel Saez)