Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vaccarezza to Run Jewel of a Cat in GPW Dirt Sprint

Trainer Carlo Vaccarezza has added the 5-year-old mare Jewel of a Cat to his barn and he plans to start her out in a stakes against the boys at the Gulfstream Park West meet on  Saturday.

On Tuesday, Vaccarezza said he will  enter Jewel of a Cat in the Millions Turf Sprint Preview.  The five-furlong race is one of the day's eight stakes races for Florida breds, all with $100,000 purses, being run at Calder. The fields will be announced late Wednesday afternoon.

Saturday's race will be the  second for Jewel  of a Cat  on the Calder turf.  On Nov.1,  2014 she finished second in the Sparkler Stakes at five furlongs for fillies and mares.

Jewel of a  Cat is a turf sprint specialist. She has spent her career with Ben Perkins who races his horses mostly at tracks in northeastern states.

The ownership team of Jewel  of a Cat includes John Williams, who has  been part-owner of  numerous horses  bred and trained  by Vaccarezza.

Also on Saturday at GP West, Vaccarezza plans to run Little Nick V in the $100,000 Juvenile Turf at one mile.

It will be the third race, all on turf, for Little Nick  V.  He  finished third at  1  1/16  miles at Gulfstream and second  at  one mile at GP West.

Little  Nick V is owned by a partnership of Little Dreams Racing, of which Vaccarezza is  managing partner.  Little  Dreams'  goal  is to let "the little guy" into  racing by investing a stake as small as 1 percent of the purchase price of a horse.

- Jim Freer

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