Saturday, November 10, 2012

Little Mike and the Breeder's Cup Turf

The valiant Little Mike, overlooked by the bettors with odds of 17-1, was taken out of his normal control-the-pace style by a streaking Turbocompressor yet managed to hit the finish line ahead of betting favorite Point of Entry and a host of accomplished turf runners from all over the world in the 2012 edition of the Breeder's Cup Turf, a 1 1/2 mile run over the grassy course at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Little Mike's victory took only .03 seconds longer the world record for the distance, set in 1989 and brought the gutty 5 year old gelding's earnings total to $3,074,412 with 12 wins in 21 starts.

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