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Little Mike Wins US Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational
At Belmont in the US, 6YO gelding Little Mike (Spanish Steps-Hay Jude, by Wavering Monarch) scored by a nose for trainer Dale Romans in the US$600,000 Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (12 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy-Spent Gold, by Unaccounted For) & 4YO entire Real Solution (Kitten's Joy-Reachfortheheavens, by Pulpit). This was Little Mike's fourth Gr1 victory and took his record to 13 wins (including the Gr1 Arlington Million, Gr1 Turf Classic Stakes & Gr1 Breeders' Cup Turf) & 3 placings (including the Gr1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes) from 26 starts.