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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

A  night that started with a heartwarming update on how far the Thoroughbred industry has progressed in taking care of its retired horses and included a brief live auction that raised $82,000 for the…

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DRF | 1 hour ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Sunday’s card at Aqueduct.

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OBS Sales | 2 hours ago

April Sale graduate by Broken Vow winning the G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies (Benoit photo)

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., and Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, which both had closed their stable areas to horses shipping in from Louisiana due to the equine herpesvirus positives at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, each issued updated ship-in policies Saturday.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Freakonthelead crashed the $100,000 Pelican at 70-1 Saturday night at Delta Downs, where he drove to a half-length win one start after capturing a maiden special weight at the Vinton, La. track.

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DRF | 13 hours ago

The Sunshine State became the Golden State on Saturday night at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards dinner, as California Chrome made off with the golden statuette as Horse of the Year for the second time and led a parade of California-based connections who won divisional titles.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

California Chrome’s second Horse of the Year honor for 2016–which was awarded to his connections Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park–uniquely situates the chestnut in the history of the game.

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DRF | 13 hours ago

We are in the heart of winter, so it is best to think warm thoughts. When it comes to racing, few horses get the blood pumping like Wiggle It Jiggleit and luckily for us, he is doing well while enjoying a well-deserved vacation.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

In retrospect, the 33-1 odds on Champagne Room in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) look foolish.

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DRF | 13 hours ago

Crewman withstood the rallies of several foes in Saturday night’s $50,000 Forego at Turfway Park, and then survived two claims of foul from riders on losing horses alleging interference from his drifting out in the stretch, to notch the first stakes win of his 28-race career.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Fox Hill Farms’ unbeaten 2-year-old of 2015 carried through her sophomore campaign in much the same way, with seven consecutive victories, earning her the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly.

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DRF | 14 hours ago

In the 2015 Lecomte Stakes, trainer Neil Howard and owner Will Farish ran the promising 3-year-old Eagle as the favorite. Eagle, making his seasonal debut, never got into the race and finished seventh. Two years later, Howard and Farish again had the Lecomte favorite, this time in Guest Suite, a promising 3-year-old making his seasonal debut, and things turned out much better Saturday at Fair Grounds.

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms enjoyed an excellent 2016 North American season, earning the boutique stable outstanding owner honors for the year.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 14 hours ago

Much-missed Redoute’s Choice son Beneteau notched up his 10th stakeswinner when Sparta easily won Saturday’s Macau Sprint Trophy 1200m MAC-3…

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California Chrome made history on Saturday evening at the Eclipse Awards when he took home both Horse of the Year and Older Male honors…

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Our Way found his best stride in the final furlong of the Gulfstream Park stretch to register a neck victory in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf on Saturday afternoon…

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Dominus’ exciting 3-year-old filly Chanel’s Legacy took Saturday’s $125,000 Dixie Belle S. at Oaklawn Park by 2 1/2-lengths…

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Farrell’s facile win in Saturday’s $150,000 Silverbulletday S. at Fair Grounds moved the 3-year-old Malibu Moon filly one step closer towards the Kentucky Oaks (G1)…

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High Cotton’s 3-year-old filly R Angel Katelyn turned in another stellar performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Gasparilla S., winning by 1 3/4-lengths for her third consecutive stakes victory…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Clothes Fall Off will make her first appearance at the races in some nine months when the 5-year-old goes postward in Sunday’s $100,000 Interborough S. (G3)…

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Aqueduct’s Monday feature, the $125,000 Toboggan S. (G3) will mark the 2017 debut for Classy Class…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Genre will be one of the marquee horses when she begins her 5-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Marshua’s River S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 hour ago

THERE was no comeback victory for favourite Heartbreak City on his first start since his Melbourne Cup second as little considered Ice Cold Soul secured a valuable handicap double for Gigginstown House Stud.

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Racing Post | 2 hours ago

A TOI PHIL was hampered on the home turn and jumped the last with six still in front of him but the finished with an incredible surge under Jack Kennedy to land his trainer Gordon Elliott yet another valuable handicap prize this season.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 4 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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