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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

Horses that last raced at half a dozen different tracks will make up the field for Saturday’s Delta Downs Jackpot. Juveniles have shipped in from all over the country to take aim at the…

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Canadian champion and classic winner Eye of the Leopard will return to his home country to stand the 2015 breeding season at Colebrook Farms in Uxbridge, Ontario.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Jeremey Day’s analysis of the Sunday 11/23 card at Balmoral Park.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Fields are taking shape for the Nov. 29 Cigar Mile (gr. I) stakes program at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring four graded events worth a combined $1.7 million.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Suffolk Downs, which ended live racing for good earlier in the fall and laid off the majority of the track’s remaining employees on Nov. 20 is now investigating ways to remain open as a simulcast-only facility in 2015.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Trainer Phil Sims said Friday from Keeneland that he is “seriously considering” running Don’t Tell Sophia in the Grade 2 Falls City at Churchill Downs on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Fruit Ludt set a track record for a mile Friday at Churchill, but it comes with a giant asterisk.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Lacking any of the big-name 3-year-olds from the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Clark Handicap still could have a pair of 3-year-olds as major contenders.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

The impact of an executive order on immigration issued by President Obama on the horse industry remains unclear, the American Horse Council said Nov. 21.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

A new era in Ohio racing begins Monday with the first day of live racing at Mahoning Valley, a racino that essentially replaces Beulah Park on the circuit.

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TDN | 3 hours ago

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014 3:22 PM ET

GOFNOV (Goffs November Sale)hip 1130     Hazariya (Ire) M     Xaar (GB)–Hazaradjat (Ire)     480,000 &…

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DRF | 4 hours ago

The 1 3/8-mile distance of Sunday’s allowance feature at Aqueduct is not an issue for Village Warrior. But turf is.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

A new era in Ohio racing begins Monday with the first day of live racing at Mahoning Valley, a racino that essentially replaces Beulah Park on the circuit.

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Farm Press Releases

Warrior Forever overcame a couple of troubled moments to emerge a two-length winner in a maiden special weight event on Thursday…

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Top-five freshman sire Temple City tallied his tenth winner on Tuesday when W B and Me cruised to a 1 ¾ length maiden special weight victory…

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Pair of Darby Dan Distaffers Top $2 Million At Fasig-Tipton

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Distorted Humor’s talented 4-year-old filly Hillaby registered a decisive victory in Sunday’s $232,000 Grade 2 Bessarabian S. at Woodbine…

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Back Flip scored a wire-to-wire maiden special weight victory Sunday at Gulfstream Park to give Super Saver his 12th winner from his first crop…

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Bo Talon cleared off late against a solid group of 2-year-olds Saturday at Churchill Downs to give the Super Saver colt a victory in his second career start…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ 2-year-old filly Light the City finished a game third, beaten little more than a length, in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz S. Sunday at Del Mar…

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Cheyenne Stables’ unbeaten 2-year-old filly Light the City will try to run her record to 3-for-3 when she breaks from the rail in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz S. Sunday at Del Mar…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Classy Class lived up to his name today, with a decisive debut victory in a $75,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 6 hours ago

THE long road to the Cheltenham Festival begins in earnest on Saturday for some of Britain’s leading Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders as they attempt to put down a marker for the season ahead in a mouthwatering Betfair Chase.

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Racing Post | 6 hours ago

Frankie Dettori captains a formidable side of British-based jockeys when they do battle against the cream of local riders in the second staging of the Winter Jockeys’ Challenge at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday.

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Ascot Racecourse is possibly the most famous horse racing track in the world, and home to the year’s most celebrated event, the Royal Ascot 2013. All you need to know here. The Ascot Racecourse is as famous as it is old. First established in the 1700s by Queen Anne of England, it has been the […]

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