Little Mike wins Woodford Reserve Turf Classic for Dale Romans [Horse Racing]


Louisville-based trainer Dale Romans gets his second victory on the card as Little Mike takes the early lead and never looks back in the Grade 1 $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. Romans won the Churchill Downs Stakes earlier on the card with his 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford. The winning jockey was Joe Bravo and winning owner Priscilla Vaccarezza.

Little Mike grabbed a 2 1/2 length victory over second place finisher Slim Shadey who was 1/2 length in front of Brilliant speed.


1Little Mike$26.40$13.40$8.20
5Slim Shadey $11.60$6.80
10Brilliant Speed  $6.40


Wager TypeWinning NumbersPaid
$1 Double6/1$77.00
$2 Exacta1-5$403.60
$.50 Pick-310/6/1$444.35
$1 Superfecta1-5-10-6$30,868.50
$1 Trifecta1-5-10$1,169.95

Photo: Kentucky Derby


About Jessie Oswald
I'm a lifetime Louisville resident with a passion for horse racing. When I'm not working as an immigration paralegal or taking care of my family, I follow Thoroughbred racing and love to share the excitement and beauty of the sport with anyone willing to learn!
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