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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.

Horse Racing Headlines

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

The 2015 WTBOA summer yearling and mixed sale catalog is now available for viewing at www.wtboa.com.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Kentucky Downs recorded $8,425,830 in pari-mutuel handle on its historical race wagering machines from June 29 to July 5 to set an all-time weekly record, the western Kentucky track said July 7.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Steve Coburn and Perry Martin’s California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, arrived at Arlington International Racecourse July 7 to prepare for the Aug. 15 Arlington Million (gr. IT).

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Classic-placed Grade 3 winner Medal Count has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Brereton Jones’ Lovely Maria, winner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in her previous start, is set to begin the second season July 11 in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

An effort that began in the Mid-Atlantic region more than two years ago has made “significant progress,” according to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Grade III winner and classic-placed Medal Count, a son of Dynaformer, has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington as the newest participant in the farm’s Share The Upside Program.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Ben’s Cat will aim to add to his remarkable career when the King Leatherbury homebred attempts to win the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a fourth straight year Saturday, July 11 at Parx Racing.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Belmont Park, Woodbine, Monmouth, Prairie Meadows, Gulfstream, Finger Lakes and More.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, including comments from Boyd Browning of Fasig-Tipton and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Cape Blanco, champion turf male of 2011 and a former central Kentucky stallion, was represented by his first winner July 7 when son Indrapura won the third race at Brighton racecourse in England.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Lady Eli stars on the 4th of July in the Belmont Oaks and more in the July 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

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DRF | 6 hours ago

At Woodbine on Sunday, filly Katie’s Eyes finished second by a neck in the Grade 2 Highlander Stakes against males, and on Friday at Arlington, the 2-year-old filly Amira J blazed to a 14-length win in her five-furlong career debut. All in all, it was a good weekend for the stable of Mike Stidham.

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Farm Press Releases

Medal Count, Dynaformer’s Classic-placed 3-year-old of 2014, has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington as the newest participant in the farm’s renowned Share The Upside Program…

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An exciting group of eight yearlings from the first crop of multiple graded stakes winner Astrology are cataloged in the July 9 Fasig-Tipton Sale of yearlings.

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Super Majesty’s May 24 6-plus length debut score earned her a TDN Rising Star tag, but the 3-year-old daughter of Super Saver topped that race on July 5 with a spectacular 15 1/4-length allowance win…

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Hold for More raced to an effortless 6 ½-length victory in the $60,000 Victor Myers S. Friday at Canterbury Park…

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Freshman sire Paddy O’Prado chalked up his second winner from his first crop on Sunday when…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

The John Size-trained Arrowfield graduate Tianhuang has given All American his first Hong Kong success, and it was stylishly done…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ 3-year-old filly Paige will ship from her Churchill Downs base to Prairie Meadows in Iowa to contest the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) on Saturday evening…

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Making her first start in Cheyenne Stables colors and also in stakes company, Stormy Regatta showed she belonged with a game third-place effort, beaten just two lengths, in Sunday’s $100,000 Wild Applause S…

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Riding a two-race winning streak, Cheyenne Stables’ newly acquired filly Stormy Regatta makes her first foray into stakes company in Sunday’s $100,000 Wild Applause S. at Belmont Park…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 7 hours ago

KAUTO STAR’S ashes will rest underneath his statute in the parade ring at Kempton, one of two bronze likenesses commissioned by owner Clive Smith to commemorate the deeds of his great chaser.

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Racing Post | 11 hours ago

THE Crabbie’s Grand National meeting at Aintree next year will feature four top-level races on each of its three days after the Top Novices’ Hurdle was granted Grade 1 status as part of a number of BHA upgrades to the jumps programme.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 2 years ago

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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