Little Mike’s owner makes good in Arlington Million

Aug 23rd, 2012 | By TrackSide View

little-mike275webMichael Costanzo
Calder Race Course

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  – Owner, breeder, and restaurateur Carlo Vaccarezza, a resident of Parkland and the proprietor of Damiano restaurant in Boca Raton and Frank & Dino’s in Deerfield Beach, was still savoring the Arlington Million triumph by his homebred Little Mike five days after the son of Spanish Steps, who made his career debut at Calder in 2009, led every step of the way to capture the internationally prestigious 10-furlong turf race.


Carl Lizza, owner of champion Wayward Lass, dies at 73

Jul 8th, 2011 | By TrackSide View


Jenny Kellner

CarlLizzawebELMONT, N.Y. – Carl Lizza, one of the leading owners on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit for many years, died early Friday morning at his home in Rockaway, N.J. He was 73.

Lizza, who campaigned horses under the nom de course Flying Zee Stable, was NYRA’s leading owner at the time of his death with 31 victories in 2011, including Street Game’s triumph in the Grade 3 Hill Prince on…

Goncalves, Maker, Ramseys to receive media awards

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Edited Churchill Downs report)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – First-time winner Leandro Goncalves, defending titlist Mike Maker and record-setting owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey are the recipients of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Media awards for 2009, and the champions will be honored at Churchill Downs on closing day Sunday, July 4 in the Trackside Winner’s Circle immediately following the second race at 1:16 p.m. (all times Eastern).

Del Mar’s Betty Mabee, 88, succumbs to illness

Feb 16th, 2010 | By TrackSide View

(Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

DEL MAR, Calif. – Betty L. Mabee, who with her late husband, John, helped build one of the west’s great Thoroughbred breeding empires and played a key role in the blossoming of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Del Mar racetrack, died Monday at about 7 p.m. at her home in nearby Rancho Santa Fe. She was 88.

mabeebettywebMrs. Mabee passed “peacefully and quietly,” according to her son, Larry, who noted that his mother had finally…

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton changes November sale dates

Sep 3rd, 2009 | By TrackSide View

Move to Accommodate Horsemen Attending Breeders’ Cup

(Keeneland Association release)

Lexington, Ky. – Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton have jointly announced changes to their November sales schedules to better accommodate horsemen attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, to be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7.

Lanzman partners with Jeff Singer to purchase 2-year-old colt

Jul 28th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

(Equisponse report)

Armonk, N.Y. – David Lanzman, co-owner of 2009 Kentucky Derby morning line favorite I Want Revenge, has formed a partnership with Jeff Singer in the  July 18 purchase of a 2-year-old colt, Colin Stakes winner Fearless Cowboy.  

Farish fund commits $1 million for disabled jockeys

Jun 25th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

NTRA release

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) Thursday announced that the William Stamps Farish Fund has pledged $1 million to the PDJF, which supports some 60 former riders who are permanently disabled as the result of on-track catastrophic injuries. The gift will be annualized in four equal contributions beginning in 2009. 

Overbrook Farm to disperse Thoroughbred stock

Jun 9th, 2009 | By TrackSide View

Overbrook Farm release

Lexington, Ky. — Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. Young into one of North America’s most successful breeding establishments, announced Tuesday, June 9, that it will completely disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, breeding stock and the majority of its horses in training, beginning at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.