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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 | 39 mins ago

Preakness, Dixie, Black-Eyed Susan, Kona Gold, Eclipse, Maryland Sprint, Gallorette, Adena Springs Miss Preakness, Pimlico Special, Allaire DuPont Distaff, Louisville Handicap, Matron, Selene, Japanese Oaks and more.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Each week, TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski takes a look back at the weekend’s graded stakes and releases the TimeformUS Speed Figures for these races.

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Arrowfield Stud | 9 hours ago

Snitzel has exceeded even the high hopes that owner Damion Flower & trainer Gerald Ryan had of him when they bought the Redoute’s Choice-Snippets’ Lass colt at the 2004 Magic Millions Sale…

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Tuesday was another banner day in the sales ring for Into Mischief when a filly by the Spendthrift stallion brought a winning bid of $375,000…

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Tuesday was another banner day in the sales ring for Distorted Humor when a colt by the champion sire brought a winning bid of $850,000 …

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Paynter’s 2-year-olds continue to bring top prices in the sales ring, the latest a $270,000 colt during the second day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale…

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Agent Dennis O’Neill has high regard for Orb, whose progeny have been in high demand at 2-year-olds in training sales this year, purchasing one of the Claiborne Farm stallion’s 2-year-olds for $710,000.

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

Led by a Curlin colt sold for a sale-record $1.5 million, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium, Md., produced solid across-the-board gains during the two-day stand.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

Thoughtless, coming off a stakes win at Canterbury Park, is the most likely winner of the $45,000 Prairie Rose, race 8 on Thursday night at Prairie Meadows.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

For the third year in a row, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training was led by a seven-figure offering – this time a sales-record-priced $1.5-million Curlin colt – as it posted across-the-board gains.

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Flat Out’s latest auction returns included a $200,000 filly during the second day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale…

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DRF | 16 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Thursday 5/25 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 16 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Thursday 5/25 card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 9 hours ago

Snitzel has exceeded even the high hopes that owner Damion Flower & trainer Gerald Ryan had of him when they bought the Redoute’s Choice-Snippets’ Lass colt at the 2004 Magic Millions Sale…

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Tuesday was another banner day in the sales ring for Into Mischief when a filly by the Spendthrift stallion brought a winning bid of $375,000…

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Tuesday was another banner day in the sales ring for Distorted Humor when a colt by the champion sire brought a winning bid of $850,000 …

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Paynter’s 2-year-olds continue to bring top prices in the sales ring, the latest a $270,000 colt during the second day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale…

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Flat Out’s latest auction returns included a $200,000 filly during the second day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale…

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Jimmy Creed, a top-10 First-Crop 2-year-old sales sire, had a $160,000 filly during the second day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

One month after posting a career-best speed figure in an Aqueduct allowance, Classy Class steps up in company on Saturday when the 5-year-old Cheyenne Stables colorbearer faces of tough group in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint S. (G3)…

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Noble Ready, making her first start of 2017 in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Ryder S., came away with a gallant second-place effort in her 3-year-old seasonal debut…

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Cheyenne Stables’ multiple stakes-placed filly Noble Ready will make her 2017 debut in Saturday’s $75,000 Honey Ryder S. at Gulfstream Park as the 7-5 morning line favorite…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 3 hours ago

Many Clouds was the top-rated staying chaser in 2016-17 according to the official Anglo-Irish jumps classifications, which were released on Wednesday.

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Racing Post | 19 hours ago

A day after in-running 1.01 backers endured one of their most expensive days, their rival 999-1 backers were in clover when Captain Sharpe came from a mile back to land the Northumberland Day Handicap Chase at Hexham.

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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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