Ticker
  • Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 4 days ago
  • Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 4 days ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 4 days ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 4 days ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 5 days ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 6 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 10 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 10 days ago

Little Mike wins Canadian Turf

As each successive split was posted on the timer during the running of Sunday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park, it seemed the chances of pacesetter Little Mike winning the race was getting increasing smaller. But despite setting a lightning fast pace, Little Mike had more than enough left in the tank to register a 1 1/2-length victory over Society’s Chairman in the Grade 3 grass fixture.

With jockey Joe Bravo aboard, Little Mike ripped off fractions of 22.70 seconds for the first quarter, 45.42 for a half, and 1:08.65 for the opening six furlongs of the one-mile Canadian. The rapid pace cooked his early pursuers and left only the late-striding Society’s Chairman with an opportunity to run down the leader as the field entered the stretch. But Little Mike proved resolute, easily withstanding the challenge to add the Canadian Turf to his victory here earlier in the meeting in the Grade 3 Ft. Lauderdale.

“I thought they were going really fast but he still finished up strong,” said Dale Romans who took over Little Mike’s training shortly after his win in the Ft. Lauderdale. “Even though he went fast, he got the lead on his own, and when he opened up coming off the turn I didn’t think anyone would pass him.”
Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories