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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

TDN | 38 mins ago

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 5:42 PM ET

6th at SAX (Santa Anita)GI BC Juvenile Turf ($1m)     Winner: Hootenanny by Quality Road
Hootenanny (c, 2, Quality Road) outfinishes barnma…

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DRF | 51 mins ago

If Wesley Ward can regularly train winners at Royal Ascot, it was only a matter of time before he trained a Breeders’ Cup winner. After a second, five thirds, and three fourths in Breeders’ Cup races, Ward’s wait ended Friday, when Hootenanny swept past another Ward-trained 2-year-old, Luck of the Kitten, to win the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

For those licking their wounds after a busy two days of Breeders’ Cup involvement, the good news is the sun comes up the next day, and there likely are some wagering opportunities to be found. That may be the case here.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The quick turnaround by smashing recent winner Doubledown Again in race 8 at Aqueduct may give you a linchpin for the day’s closing pick three, and bulky fields for the turf in races 7 and 9 give you a chance to find a price.

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TDN | 1 hour ago

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 5:02 PM ET

5th at SAX (Santa Anita)Damascus S. ($100k)     Winner: Chitu by Henny Hughes
Chitu (Henny Hughes) leads them from flagfall to finish in th…

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Hootenanny, a Quality Road colt owned by the connections of Coolmore Stud, wore down pacesetter Luck of the Kitten to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

The son of Henny Hughes wins in near gate-to-wire fashion over a deep field that included five other graded stakes winner.

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TDN | 2 hours ago

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 4:28 PM ET

4th at SAX (Santa Anita)GII Twilight Derby ($200k)     Winner: Long On Value by Value Plus
Long On Value (c, 3, Value Plus) overcomes a thr…

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Chitu, making his first start since finishing ninth in the May 3 Kentucky Derby, returned in sharp form to lead every step of the $100,000 Damascus Stakes, the final race leading into the four-race Breeders’ Cup program Friday at Santa Anita.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Favored My Fiona, patiently handled by Rafael Bejarano, swept home along the rail to capture the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies in a Breeders’ Cup prelim at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

From Saratoga via Minnesota, Long On Value won the most prestigious race of his career in Friday’s $201,500 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Three-year-old males in New York get their last graded stakes shot against their own age group in the Grade 3 Discovery Handicap (race 8), in which Bay of Plenty and Three Alarm Fire are expected to vie for favoritism going once around the main track at 1 1/8 miles.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

A judge in Frankfort is to take up when to set a trial over the issue of Instant Racing at racetracks.

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Farm Press Releases

More Than Ready’s ultra-classy Regally Ready showed his style once again in Thursday’s $75,000 Big Bear S. at Santa Anita, winning by a half-length for his third consecutive stakes score…

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Freshman sire Line of David got his fifth winner from his first crop on Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs when Lead the Line rallied for a half-length maiden win going six furlongs…

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This weekend at Santa Anita, Northern Afleet Kaigun will attempt to give his sire his second Breeders’ Cup winner with Kaigun in the Mile (G1)…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

A partnership established almost a decade ago looks forward to a big week at Flemington with a Derby contender Moonovermanhattan, and a possible Cup runner, Unchain My Heart…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

Only one of Australia’s Second Season Sires is represented in Saturday’s $1.5 million AAMI Victoria Derby G1 and he has not one, but two runners…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

Only one of Australia’s Second Season Sires is represented in Saturday’s $1.5 million AAMI Victoria Derby G1 and he has not one, but two runners…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

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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Light the City ascended to new heights Sunday as the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer drew off to a 2 ½-length victory in the $99,000 Anoakia S…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ juvenile filly Paige added Grade 1 blacktype to her resume, with a strong third-place effort in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) at Keeneland on October 3rd…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 hour ago

MORE ill luck hit Andrew Balding in his bid to strike it rich in Australia when Lord Van Percy suffered a setback that has ruled him out of the Lexus Stakes on Saturday and therefore a last chance of making the field for the Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

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Racing Post | 1 hour ago

MORE ill luck hit Andrew Balding in his bid to strike it rich in Australia when Lord Van Percy suffered a setback that has ruled him out of the Lexus Stakes on Saturday and therefore a last chance of making the field for the Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

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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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