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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

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Average daily purses at Emerald Downs will see an increase of approximately 20% for the 2015 live racing season at the Auburn, Wash. track.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s winter mixed sale, set for Jan. 28-29, is now available on the OBS website.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Saturday’s card at Los Alamitos Race Course will be highlighted by the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity – a race which will feature the current favorite for the 2015 Kentucky Derby, Dortmund.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Jeremey Day’s analysis of the Monday 12/22 card at Northfield Park.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Greg Gangle’s analysis of the Monday 12/22 card at Woodbine Harness.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Jeremey Day’s analysis of the Sunday 12/21 card at Balmoral Park.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

California Chrome drilled a handy half mile in 49 seconds flat at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 19 as he prepares for his 2015 debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to conduct 193 days of live racing in 2015.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

The catalog for the 2015 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale is now available online.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

Home Run Kitten provided one of the highlights of 2014 for trainer David Hofmans when the 3-year-old scored a dramatic come-from-behind win in the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes on the Santa Anita hillside turf course in September.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

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DRF | 6 hours ago

Bayern, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1, zoomed a half-mile in 46.20 seconds when working at Santa Anita on Friday.

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Farm Press Releases

Harbour Island scored a front-running victory in a six furlong maiden special weight contest for 2-year-old fillies Thursday at Fair Grounds…

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Miss Temple City kept her undefeated record intact on Dec. 17 with a three length triumph in the feature allowance on the lawn at Gulfstream Park…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Arrowfield and its stallions added their eighth winner to the Wyong Magic Millions honour roll when Aerobar won the $100,000 3YO Stakes on Thursday…

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Florida-bred Bulguruisinhwa became the 17th juvenile winner from the first crop by Kantharos on Dec. 14th, when she broke her maiden going 1200 meters in South Korea…

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Florida-bred Bulguruisinhwa became the 17th juvenile winner from the first crop by Kantharos, when she broke her maiden going 1200 meters on Dec. 14th…

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Bayerd battled to a game victory in the $250,000 Springboard Mile S. to give the 2-year-old Speightstown colt his second stakes victory…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) [Link to video of Indian 1000 Guineas at end of post.] Godspeed (Multidimensional – Almandine), despite wandering about a bit in the closing stages as she is wont to, held on determinedly by a neck to deny the odds-on favourite Maisha (Footstepsinthesand – My Pension) a victory in the New […]

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Last night on Twitter, a participant in the Japanese bloodstock industry tweeted a link to a Racing Post article about a Grade 1 race in Japan. Here it is: The race, however, is not a Grade 1 race by the body that adjudicates on such matters, the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA). The […]

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Darley’s Elusive Quality got his 19th unrestricted black type winner as a broodmare sire today when Japanese-bred two-year-old filly Shonan Adela (by Deep Impact from Always Willing) won the G1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, the year-end championship defining race in Japan. The Hanshin Juvenile Fillies is a 1600-meter race on turf, the surface on which 11 […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 5 hours ago

HE HAS won the two most recent runnings of the Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle by double-digit margins on similar testing ground, but this time Reve De Sivola is unlikely to go off favourite, or even second favourite.

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Racing Post | 9 hours ago

Act Of War (Joey Ramsden/Bernard Fayd’Herbe) is odds-on to extend his winning sequence to six having previously given weight to many of these in the Cape Classic and the Selangor Cup.

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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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