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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

DRF | 1 hour ago

Artspeak didn’t disappoint as the clear choice in the lucrative Metro final for two-year-old pacers.

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TDN | 2 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:27 PM ET

9th at DMR (Del Mar)GI Del Mar Debutante ($300k)     Winner: Sunset Glow by Exchange Rate
Sunset Glow (f, 2, Exchange Rate) outgames Her E…

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Closing from fifth in a field of nine, Sunset Glow ($3.80) weaved her way through traffic on the turn to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante by a neck over 3-1 Her Emmynency.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

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TDN | 4 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 7:06 PM ET

11th at SAR (Saratoga)GI Woodward S. ($600k)     Winner: Itsmyluckyday by Lawyer Ron
Itsmyluckyday (c, 4, Lawyer Ron) outslugs Moreno in a…

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DRF | 4 hours ago

On Saturday, Plesa and Itsmyluckyday got their revenge on Moreno, taking it to him in the early stages of the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes and having enough to outfinish him late to prevail by one-half length before a crowd of 29,244 at Saratoga.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

Saturday at Ruidoso Downs, DM Streakn Thru Fire ($54.60) ended a four-race losing streak in the $200,000 All American Gold Cup.

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TDN | 5 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:29 PM ET

10th at SAR (Saratoga)GI Forego S. ($500K)     Winner: Palace by City Zip
GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt S. victor Palace (City Zip) powers home …

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DRF | 5 hours ago

Subscribing to the theory of striking while the iron is hot, trainer Linda Rice got herself and her continually improving sprint specialist Palace their second Grade 1 win of the meet after the former claimer cruised to a convincing 3 1/2-length victory over Big Business in Saturday’s $500,000 Forego.

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OBS Sales | 5 hours ago

Itsmyluckyday gets his first grade one win in Saratoga’s Woodward Stakes (Adam Coglianese photo)

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Avanzare spurted out to lead early and held off strong closing threats from Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to prevail in a rousing finish to the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Arlington.

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TDN | 5 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:11 PM ET

9th at GPX (Gulfstream Park)Monarchos S. ($90k)     Winner: Atreides by Medaglia d’Oro
Stonestreet homebred Atreides (c, 3, Medaglia d’Oro…

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30.

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Farm Press Releases

Itsmyluckyday earned his first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s $600,000 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga…

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Freshman sire Tale of Ekati notched his sixth winner on Saturday when Charles Fipke’s homebred filly Morning Tale scored by 4 ½-lengths…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

On a day of excellent performances for Arrowfield-sired performers, Snitzel’s daughter Sweet Idea was the undoubted star…

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Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders’ Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders’ Cup winner, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, KY…

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Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders’ Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders’ Cup winner,…

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Top-5 Freshman sire Temple City notched his first stakes winner Thursday at Saratoga when Startup Nation swooped by the field en route to a dominating 4 ½-length victory in the $200,000 With Anticipation S. (G2)…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ newest star was unveiled in Sunday’s third race at Del Mar as the 2-year-old filly Light the City stepped out to a clear-cut 2 ¾-length score…

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Easy Living drew the outside post in the field of nine for the inaugural running of the $200,000 Fleet Indian S. Sunday at Saratoga…

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Clothes Fall Off took to the off going at Saratoga on Aug. 21 to score a sparkling 3 ¼-length maiden special weight victory in the career debut for 2-year-old daughter of Daaher…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 9 hours ago

TWO-TIME Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Charlie LoPresti/John Velazquez) made a winning return from a four-month absence following colic surgery at Saratoga on Saturday night.

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Racing Post | 11 hours ago

COLIN KEANE, the rising star among the Irish jockey ranks, will miss Irish Champions Weekend after picking up a ten-day ban for failing to weigh in on a 13-2 winner at Wexford 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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