The experiment to try Little Mike on Meydan’s Tapeta surface didn’t turn out quite as well as expected for trainer Dale Romans, but the 6-year-old son of Spanish Steps did get the acclimatization needed for his return to the grass in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free Sponsored by Duty Free (UAE-I) March 30.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Goldencents settled in at Pimlico Race Course May 7 after arriving in the middle of the night from Churchill Downs. The Into Mischief colt finished 17th on the sloppy, sealed track, but trainer Doug ONeill decided to follow the plan that worked so well last year with 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness (gr. I) winner Ill Have Another and shipped the colt to Pimlico early to prepare for the Preakness.
Turbo Compressor Has been retired Winnings: 17 Starts: 7 - 2 - 2, $953,960 At 3: Won Curlin S. (R,Sar,9f), Carl G. Rose Classic H. (R,Crc,9f) 2nd Sophomore S. (R,Tam,7f) 3rd Pegasus S. (G3,Mth,8.5f) At 4: Won United Nations S. (G1,Mth,11fT), Colonial Turf Cup S. (Cnl,9.5fT) 2nd John Henry Turf Championship S. (G2,SA,10fT) 3rd Florida Sunshine Millions Classic S. (R,GP,9f)