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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

TDN | 36 mins ago

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 9:12 PM ET

We are inside of a week to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, and several horses got in…

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The team of driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke dominated in Circle City action at Hoosier Park on Friday night. The dynamic duo scored three stake wins together including victories by top national players JK Endofanera and Limelight Beach.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II).

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Fair Grounds, acceding to a directive from the Louisiana Racing Commission, has restored the originally scheduled purse structure for the upcoming 2014-15 race meet.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

After 100 years of sustained success as a stallion station, perhaps we should never be surprised by the success of a sire standing at Claiborne Farm. Since Celt led the American sire list in 1921, 10 different Claiborne stallions have topped the sire list 28 times. It may not be too many more years before Claiborne’s current star stallion, War Front, adds to those numbers.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

J. Kirk and Judy Robison are standing at the threshold of what could be an unforgettable week for their breeding and racing operations. The couple has five homebreds in four stakes on the $2 million New Mexico Classic Cup card at Zia Park on Sunday, while their Mico Margarita is revving up for a start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

A temporary restraining order requested by professional sports leagues has put New Jersey’s plans to allow sports betting on hold. The state had planned to begin taking wagers Oct. 26.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

The Louisiana Racing Commission Oct. 21 ordered Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to restore $2.7 million in purse supplements from video poker revenue for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

WinStar Farm has acquired a half-interest in Grade 1 winner Daredevil, in partnership with owner Let’s Go Stable.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

The outcome of this year’s New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association could significantly change the priorities of the owners and trainers organization.

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TDN | 5 hours ago

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 4:30 PM ET

7th at KEE (Keeneland)Alw ($58K)     Winner: Photo Call (Ire) by Galileo (Ire)
Photo Call (Ire) (f, 3, Galileo {Ire}) impresses in U.S. deb…

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders’ Cup win.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders’ Cup win.

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Farm Press Releases

Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm has acquired half interest in undefeated Champagne S. (G1) winner and leading 2-year-old colt Daredevil in a partnership with Let’s Go Stable that was announced Friday…

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Arrowfield Stud | 19 hours ago

Lankan Rupee has refreshed his world champion title in no uncertain terms with a powerhouse Group 1 victory…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

History-making racemare Makybe Diva is a big reason to mourn the death of her mother Tugela, but Arrowfield has a few other reasons to pay tribute to her…

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Leading First-crop sire Super Saver upped his total of winners this year to 11 with a pair of maiden special weight winners on Thursday…

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J. Michael O’Farrell Jr.’s Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its seven-stallion roster for 2015…

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WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 S&N, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Light the City ascended to new heights Sunday as the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer drew off to a 2 ½-length victory in the $99,000 Anoakia S…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ juvenile filly Paige added Grade 1 blacktype to her resume, with a strong third-place effort in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) at Keeneland on October 3rd…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ two-year-old filly Paige seeks her third straight victory in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) over 1 1/16 miles on the brand new racing surface at Keeneland Racecourse on Friday…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 9 hours ago

BRITAIN’S jockeys are being targeted in a fraud that has resulted in £20,000 being taken from the bank accounts of Joe Fanning, Paul Hanagan, Rab Havlin and Andrew Tinkler in the past week and a half.

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Racing Post | 9 hours ago

RULER OF THE WORLD, the 2013 Derby winner, has been retired and will stand at Coolmore Stud next season.

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