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Wednesday, February 29 2012


Little Mike & Data Link Clash in Canadian Turf Saturday


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Priscilla Vaccarezza’s 5-year-old gelding Little Mike and Stuart Janney III’s 4-year-old Data Link are a combined eight wins from nine starts over the Gulfstream Park turf course over the last two seasons. They are set to face off for the first time as the likely choices in Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (G3) going one mile in a field of eight older horses.

Regular jockey Joe Bravo will be aboard Little Mike for trainer Dale Romans as he bids for a fifth consecutive victory going back to last year. The Florida homebred by Spanish Steps swept the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G3), Canadian Turf and Appleton Stakes (G3) here last year, punctuated by a close-up sixth in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) in his lone loss over the course.





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