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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

Calculator, the winner of last month’s Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, emerged from a workout at San Luis Rey Downs on Saturday with an injury that will sideline him six months and takes him off the Triple Crown trail, trainer Peter Miller said Sunday.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Horse of the Year California Chrome put in the final major drill for his 4-year-old debut when breezing five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 Feb. 1 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Tough Sunday, a deaf colt who finished last of seven in the $250,000 California Cup Derby on Jan. 24, has been turned out at owner and breeder Nick Alexander’s farm in Santa Ynez, Calif.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

You Know I Know, unraced since finishing eighth in the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar last August, is a candidate for the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, trainer John Sadler said.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

California Chrome is all set to make his first start since being named Horse of the Year as he completed his serious training for Saturday’s Grade 2, $500,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita with an easy five-furlong workout Sunday morning at Los Alamitos.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

I Am Jane Dough became a stakes winner Saturday night, when she rallied from next to last to capture the $50,000 Tomball at Sam Houston Race Park by a half-length over Molly’s Honour. It was another neck back to the favorite Expect Royalty and Wampas Kitty, who dead-heated for third.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Champion Take Charge Brandi will continue on the path to the Kentucky Oaks, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Sunday, the morning after her determined win over Sarah Sis in the $100,000 Martha Washington at Oaklawn Park.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Coming off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, The Great War appeared the standout on paper heading into Saturday night’s $69,345 96Rock Stakes at Turfway Park. And more importantly, he proved to be in a class by himself in the race itself, drawing off to an easy 7 1/4-length victory in his first start as a 3-year-old.

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Spendthrift Farm’s Callback battled to a front-running, half-length tally in Saturday’s $300,000 Las Virgenes S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park…

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Aqueduct canceled the Saturday card because of cold temperatures and high winds in the New York area.

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TDN | 18 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:54 PM ET

A total of 429 early nominees have been received at the first closing stage for the 2015 Triple Crown. The total…

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

Prohibitive favorite The Great War appears to have bigger battles ahead after winning for fun in his 3-year-old debut Jan. 31 in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes under the lights at Turfway Park.

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TDN | 19 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 9:17 PM ET

6th at TPX (Turfway Park)96ROCK S. ($75k)     Winner: The Great War by War Front
TDN Rising Star The Great War (War Front) wins as a 1-10…

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Farm Press Releases

Spendthrift Farm’s Callback battled to a front-running, half-length tally in Saturday’s $300,000 Las Virgenes S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Snitzel’s 2YO daughter Fireworks completed a breeder’s black type double for John & Deborah Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds at Rosehill on Saturday…

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Spendthrift Farm’s Jimmy Creed, the Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor, sired his first reported foal Saturday, January 17th when a filly was born in Wilmington, Ohio…

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Already boasting the best start at stud by any Kentucky Derby (G1) winner since Seattle Slew, Super Saver further bolstered the quality of his first crop by placing four runners on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap…

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Temple City’s superb first crop features four colts weighted on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap, more than any other first-year sire…

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Champion Sire Congrats remains the standard-bearer among all juvenile sires from the A.P. Indy line, with more runners ranked on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap than any stallion from his famed sire line…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) [Link to video at end of post.] The Holy Roman Emperor colt Be Safe (out of Oriental Lady, by King’s Best) cruised to a four-and-a-half length victory in the McDowell Signature Indian Derby, Gr.1, today at Mahalakshmi, and yet bettered the race and track record to give his owner Dr. […]

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Light the City’s close second in Saturday’s $300,000 Las Virgenes S. (G1) at Santa Anita Park earned the 3-year-old Cheyenne Stables’ filly her first top-three finish in a graded stakes…

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Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-winning Light the City heads a quintet of entries trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer in Saturday’s $300,000 Las Virgenes S…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 hour ago

VENETIA WILLIAMS on Sunday backed jockey Callum Whillans’ “sensible” decision to jump the final fence of Saturday’s West Wales National at Ffos Las, having initially pulled up his tired mount before the last.

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Racing Post | 4 hours ago

RACING is bracing itself for the forecast icy blast through the week with frost covers and fleeces already in place for next Saturday’s meetings.

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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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