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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.

Horse Racing Headlines

Blood-Horse | 17 mins ago

The New York Racing Association, Inc. has released its 2018 racing calendar, which calls for 229 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week there’s only one graded stakes on the schedule, but there are still several horses of interest involved in other races.

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Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago

There will be a new voice of racing by the San Francisco Bay Dec. 26, as Golden Gate Fields announced the hiring of Matt Dinerman as track announcer Nov. 17.

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Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago

Ocean Knight, a graded stakes-winning son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has joined the stallion band at Manny Andrade’s Get Away Farm in Lowell, Fl.

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DRF | 20 hours ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Saturday’s card at Aqueduct.

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Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago

On September 13, one outstanding yearling colt shone like a copper penny—his breeder Alina Muther’s Copper Penny Stables, that is. The dark bay son of Orb – Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band brought $1 million. 

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Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago

Emerald Downs announced Nov. 17 that Tom Harris will be track’s new full-time announcer.

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DRF | 22 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Monday 11/20 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 22 hours ago

A field of eight, including a David Jacobson-trained entry, has been entered for the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Stakes at Penn National on Thanksgiving Eve. The card also includes a pair of $100,000 stakes, the Swatara and the Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies.

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DRF | 22 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Monday 11/20 card at Woodbine Harness.

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Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago

RMTC to auction halters for critical, tactical research grants

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Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago

Coffee Pot Stables’ Farrell, the one-length winner of the Chilukki Stakes (G2), may try turf for the first time in the Nov. 24 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.

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Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago

Royal Mo suffered a career-ending injury six days ahead of the Preakness Stakes (G1) this year, but after surgery at New Bolton Center and several months to recuperate, the son of Uncle Mo is now in a position to pursue a stallion career.

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Farm Press Releases

Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, has moved to John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the upcoming 2018 breeding season. His fee will be $6,500 stands and nurses…

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Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, has moved to John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the upcoming 2018 breeding season. His fee will be $6,500 stands and nurses…

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Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and Grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for a fee of $6,000 S&N…

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Jimmy Creed got his 16th winner from his first crop on Monday when K P Creed bested a field of 2-year-olds…

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Tapiture’s Keeneland November sale weanlings have been some of the most popular of any first-crop sire at the auction…

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Sunday’s session of the Keeneland November sale featured a $175,000 colt by Dialed In…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

With three of his five wins in turf stakes, Cowboy Culture is one of the headliners in Saturday’s $200,000 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita Park…

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Madefromlucky, Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s multiple graded stakes winner of $1,351,500 out of a full sister to three-time leading sire Tapit…

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Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky collared Turco Bravo inside the final furlong to capture the 1 5/8-miles Temperence Hill Inv. Sunday at Belmont Park…

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European Racing News

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls provides the inside track on his runners at Cheltenham and Fontwell on Sunday including Old Guard in the Greatwood…

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Tony Calvin provides his best bets for the Greatwood Hurdle on the final day of the Cheltenham November Meeting as well as a selection for the Southern National…

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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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