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An American Dream Come True
by Glenye Cain Oakford

There would be no Little Mike if a mare hadn’t fallen for Carlo Vaccarezza, and there would be no Little Mike if Vaccarezza hadn’t fallen for a stallion. The way Vaccarezza tells it, his decision to breed those two horses was more impulse than plan, but it resulted in the best horse he’s ever bred--and one of the world’s most versatile turf runners.

Click here to read the entire article written by Glenye Cain Oakford exclusively for TCI.

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Horse Racing Headlines

Blood-Horse | 25 mins ago

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OBS Sales | 2 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

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TDN | 11 hours ago

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:31 PM ET

OBS April marched on with more gains Tuesday, and Jessica Martini and Justina Severni report live from the sales…

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

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DRF | 12 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

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Farm Press Releases

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 2 hours ago

ASCOT’S quest to constantly attract more an bigger International names to the Royal meeting has been successful, with Arc heroine Treve, among horses from 11 different nations among the entries for the seven Group 1 races closed on Wednesday.

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Racing Post | 2 hours ago

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