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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

Blood-Horse | 60 mins ago

Irish-bred outsider Pure Champion repelled a strong challenge from favorite I Do and won the Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I) Sept. 20 at Hastings Racecourse in New Zealand.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a group I double Sept. 20 in Australia, capturing the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) with Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick and the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield with Foreteller.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

On Saturday at Santa Anita, Beholder worked seven furlongs in 1:24.60, her final major exercise before she starts as a heavy favorite in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles next Saturday.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

On Saturday at Santa Anita, Beholder worked seven furlongs in 1:24.60, her final major exercise before she starts as a heavy favorite in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares over 1 1/16 miles next Saturday.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

With Belmont Park’s main track playing like the Autobahn Saturday morning, Wicked Strong put in a solid, controlled six-furlong work in 1:13.17 in preparation for his engagement in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

With Belmont Park’s main track playing like the Autobahn Saturday morning, Wicked Strong put in a solid, controlled six-furlong work in 1:13.17 in preparation for his engagement in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup.

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TDN | 3 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:43 AM ET

5th at LCP (LONGCHAMP)Listed Prix Bertrand de Tarragon – Fonds Europeen de l’Elevage     Winner: Entree (GB) by Halling
Khalid Abdulla…

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Pennsylvania Derby Day got off to a rough start Saturday as Res Judicata and his exercise rider, Lisa Whitaker, were injured in a morning training accident.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Del Mar will continue to offer an incentive program to owners who ship horses from out of state for the autumn meeting, which runs from Nov. 7-30.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Fashion Plate, the winner of two Grade 1 race for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita earlier this year, will not race before she is offered for sale in Kentucky in November, trainer Simon Callaghan said.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Masochistic, second in the Los Alamitos Mile on Sept. 6, could make his next start in the $200,000 Bold Ruler Stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 25, trainer A.C. Avila said.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Today’s pick four is a curious sequence, thanks to the presence of two maiden special weights to close out the card. They are filled with first-time starters, and multiple-race bettors must play these races blind without benefit of paddock observations and clues from the tote board.

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TDN | 4 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:51 AM ET

2nd at AYR (AYR)G3 William Hill Firth of Clyde S.     Winner: Dark Reckoning (GB) by Equiano (Fr)
Dark Reckoning (GB) becomes a first …

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Farm Press Releases

Runners by Taylor Made stallions Northern Afleet and Eskendereya both added to their black-type resumes this past weekend at Woodbine in graded stakes…

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Eskendereya, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, had an excellent first week of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, with a $370,000 filly and $350,000 colt…

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Top-10 Freshman sire Temple City registered his fourth winner Sept. 16 when Anythingicandoforu skipped to an easy 4 ¾-length maiden win…

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Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago

It’s been a good week for second season sire Manhattan Rain, with three winners & a strong stakes performance at Flemington in the past 8 days…

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Mr. Jordan turned in a stellar performance Sunday at Monmouth Park, dispatching a very good group…

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Mr. Jordan turned in a stellar performance Sunday at Monmouth Park, dispatching a very good group…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

I recently had the chance to visit a local horse race. I love horses and I love the aspect of betting so it was a natural fit. However while I was there I had the chance to meet several famous people and the conversations that we had were very deep and life changing. One of […]

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The Bernardini filly from Mushka that topped the first day of Keeneland September at $1.2 million has long ties to big commercial prices at Kentucky auctions stretching back to the 1980s. Price is usually tied to performance, and there’s plenty of high-class classic form in this family tracing back to the 1976 Kentucky Derby and […]

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Yes, I’ve been slacking off in this space, but I’ve been busy elsewhere, at the day job! Here’s some posts you may or may not have seen via SM links: No guarantee seasons to Claiborne’s ascendant War Front have been trading for $250,000 to $300,000, even though he stood the 2014 season for $150,000 live […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 hour ago

APPRENTICE jockey Danielle Mooney was banned for 12 days after riding a finish a circuit too early at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening.

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Racing Post | 3 hours ago

JAPAN’S triple challenge for next month’s Arc suffered its first hiccup on Saturday when a strike by Air France caused the cancellation of the direct Tokyo-Paris flight that had been scheduled to carry Just A Way, Gold Ship and Harp Star.

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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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