Little Mike

Romans Takes Sole Possession Of Churchill Title For All-Time Leading Trainer

The wait is finally over for trainer Dale Romans. He has achieved his longtime dream. The South Louisville native took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the 143-year-old history of Churchill Downs from Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott when 2-year-old Storm Runner ($6.80) cruised to a 4 ½-length […]

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Romans Becomes Second Trainer To Reach 700-Win Milestone At Churchill Downs

South Louisville native Dale Romans became only the second trainer in Churchill Downs history to win 700 career races beneath the track’s iconic Twin Spires when 2-year-old Promises Fulfilled won Sunday’s seventh race by four lengths under jockey Robby Albarado. More importantly, the milestone victory put the 51-year-old horseman just one win back of joining […]

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Vaccarezza, Williams To Donate 20 Percent Of Frank And Dino’s Sales To Hurricane Harvey

Trainer Carlo Vaccarezza and owner John Williams, owners of the popular Frank and Dino’s Restaurant in Boca Raton, will donate 20 percent of all sales Sunday through Wednesday to the J.J. Watt Foundation to fund Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Vaccarezza, who trained multiple Grade I winner Little Mike and is stabled at Palm Meadows, and Williams, owner of J […]

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Ramón Domínguez Exaltado Al Muro De La Fama De Delaware Park

El venezolano Ramón Domínguez, quien fue la figura dominante en las estadísticas de jinetes por casi una década, ha sido exaltado al Muro de la Fama de Delaware Park, uniéndose así a otras seis leyendas del látigo. “Su carrera merecedora del Salón de la Fama es un sinónimo de Delaware Park,” dijo Bill Fasy, Presidente […]

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Little Mike Retired, Headed To Old Friends

Multiple Grade 1 winner Little Mike has been retired and has shipped to Old Friends, according to a Daily Racing Form interview with owner/trainer Carlo Vaccarezza on Thursday. Vaccarezza said the horse is sound but his energy level is reduced from what it once was, and he felt Little Mike’s age may have caught up to […]

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Little Mike Fades To Fifth In First Start Since 2014

Little Mike, bred and trained by Carlo Vaccarezza for his wife Priscilla, finished fifth on Sunday in an allowance optional claiming event at Gulfstream Park. The 9-year-old Breeders’ Cup and Arlington Million winner was making his first start since May of 2014. Little Mike broke well enough from the gate under Elvis Trujillo, but had […]

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Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Carryover Up To $53,000 Sunday

Sunday’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 will offer a $53,523.12 carryover jackpot. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $818.46 Saturday. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes […]

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Little Mike Set For Return At Gulfstream Park On Saturday

Little Mike, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf and Arlington Million winner, is ready to make his first start after more than two years on the sidelines. Carlo Vaccarezza, who trains the 9-year-old Spanish Steps gelding owned by his wife, Priscilla, said he is entering Little Mike in a conditioned allowance/optional claiming race on the turf […]

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Little Mike Set To Launch 2016 Comeback

Owned and trained by Carlo Vaccarezza, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf Champion Little Mike is going to make one more attempt to return to the races, according to the Daily Racing Form. The gelding has not started since May of 2014 due to various injuries, but Vaccarezza is hopeful that the long layoff will lead […]

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Champions Wise Dan, Main Sequence Top Early Noms To Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2015 Eclipse Award turf champion Main Sequence are the brightest lights among 74 older grass stars on the roster of early nominations to compete in the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Kentucky Derby […]

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