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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 | 6 hours ago

Beginning next week there will be a new face to the races at the Meadowlands. The track elected last week to abandon the ABC classified system and will begin a new era with “money” conditions in February.

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TDN | 7 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:33 PM ET

Another card is in the books at the Dubai International Racing Carnival, and a few big guns made their seasonal…

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The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Euro Exchange, an unraced 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate, fetched $90,000 from Justin Casse, agent for Jim Stackpoole, to top the second and final day of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s winter mixed sale Jan. 29 in Ocala, Fla.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

The 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale closed Thursday with declines from a significantly smaller group of offerings.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

It may be Super Bowl Sunday but the eyes of the racing world will be on Texas Red as the overwhelming Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner returns to Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II).

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OBS Sales | 11 hours ago

Hip No. 405, Euro Exchange, a 3-year-old son of Exchange Rate consigned by Cutting Edge Equine, Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent for Jim Stackpoole, for $90,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales …

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TDN | 11 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:23 PM ET

5th at SAX (Santa Anita)MSW ($56K)     Winner: Humoristica by Distorted Humor
Humoristica (Distorted Humor–Halfbridled) earned her diplo…

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

Majestic Affair lived up to his 2-5 odds when romped to a 5 3/4-length win in the $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes over seven rival 3-year-olds Jan. 30 at Laurel Park.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Majestic Affair lived up to his 1-5 odds in the $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park on Thursday, winning easily under jockey Kendrick Carmouche.

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TDN | 12 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:27 PM ET

7th at OPX (Oaklawn Park)Msw ($60K)     Winner: Tappin Vegas by Tapit
Tappin Vegas (Tapit) becomes second winner for his sire in matter o…

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TDN | 12 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:22 PM ET

3rd at SAX (Santa Anita)OC ($58K)     Winner: Rattataptap by Tapit
Rattataptap (Tapit) streaks clear to win by daylight in an Arcadia all…

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TDN | 13 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:40 PM ET

9th at LRL (Laurel)Frank Whiteley S. ($100K)     Winner: Majestic Affair by Majesticperfection
Majestic Affair (Majesticperfection) makes…

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Farm Press Releases

Pioneer of the Nile’s American Pharoah, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and the FrontRunner S. (G1), shared the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap…

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Afleet Alex’s Texas Red, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and American Pharoah shared the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

A good-looking Redoute’s Choice colt from an Encosta de Lago mare bolts in at his Australia Day debut…where have we seen that before?

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Cassatt, a 4-year-old Tapit filly, captured the third running of the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Saturday evening at Sam Houston Race Park…

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Barbados became Speightstown’s latest graded stakes winner on Saturday with a thrilling half-length victory in the $150,000 Hutcheson S. (G3)…

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Consumer Credit captured her third straight win with an impressive performance in Saturday’s Sweetest Chant S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

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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From Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder magazine, Europe.

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[The Indian Oaks video link is provided at end of post. The race was contested today.] By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) Just last Sunday, Tiger Tops was beaten less than a length in the Eveready Calcutta Derby, Gr.1 and the consensus of opinion was that her jockey Zervan could have done better. She came down […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 hour ago

ALAN KING has confirmed Balder Succes will test his Ryanair Chase credentials in the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase next month, although a crack at the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase has not been ruled out.

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Racing Post | 2 hours ago

HIDDEN CYCLONE, who has posted some fine efforts in top-level company, is in cracking form for Sunday’s Tied Cottage Chase, says trainer Shark Hanlon who is hoping the talented ten-year-old can record his first win since September 2013.

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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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