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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

DRF | 11 mins ago

She’s Explosive, who has endured some tough losses in stakes, should be odds-on in Friday’s featured second-level optional claimer on the grass.

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DRF | 32 mins ago

Nothing But Nice and driver Sam Widger used a valiant stretch rally to get up in the final strides of the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

A filly by the first-crop stallion Smiling Tiger was purchased for $130,000, making her the most expensive horse of Tuesday’s Barretts select yearling sale at Del Mar.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Smiling Tiger filly tops Aug. 30 auction

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

Suffolk Downs will host the third and final of three weekends of live racing Sept. 3-4 for its 2016 racing season.

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Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago

The most famous resident of Los Alamitos will be honored on “California Chrome Day” Sept. 10 at the track.

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Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago

Arrogate won the $1.25-million Travers Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course.

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Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago

Evangeline Downs concluded its scheduled 84-day Thoroughbred season Aug. 27, with Colby Hernandez and Karl Broberg repeating as the meet’s top jockey and trainer, respectively.

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DRF | 18 hours ago

The New York Gaming Commission on Tuesday released a video it produced with state agencies seeking to raise the profile of fund-raising efforts for racehorse retirement and retraining.

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

Tioga Downs, a Standardbred track west of Binghamton in the struggling Southern Tier region of New York, will be permitted to install slot machines and table games under a plan approved Aug. 30 by the New York State Gaming Commission.

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

The New York State Gaming Commission Aug. 30 reported that a preliminary review has found that surface conditions at Saratoga Race Course are not to blame for the 14 equine deaths during the track’s current meet.

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

Remington Park in Oklahoma will offer more statistical data to horseplayers and fans when it brings back a program by which horses are weighed before each race and the information disseminated to the public.

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Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago

Hong Kong-based Rich Tapestry, a U.S. grade I winner, disappointed in a gate trial at Sha Tin Aug. 30, putting in question his anticipated career finale in the $608,000 Keeneland Korea Sprint in South Korea.

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Farm Press Releases

Our Way found his way to the Saratoga winner’s circle with a last-to-first run in the $100,000 Better Talk Now S. over the inner turf course…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Last season’s Champion First Season Sire Smart Missile has kept up his good work in the first month of 2016/17 with six new winners since 1 August…

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Adios Valencia got a ground-saving trip to score her first stakes victory in the Group 3 Clasico Rio Camu…

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Vai’s powerful debut performance Sunday at Del Mar resulted in a 2 1/4-length victory for the 2-year-old Tapizar filly…

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The nation’s leading sire Tapit got his 20th TDN Rising Star on Saturday when the regally-bred Life’s Blessings powered to a 4 1/4-length victory…

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Leading First-Crop Sire Dialed In got his second winner in as many days on Sunday when It’s Your Nickel rallied for a three-quarter maiden special weight length victory…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Shake Down Baby hit her best stride in the final furlong to surge to a 2 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s $125,000 La Prevoyante S. at Woodbine…

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Genre repelled a stiff challenge in the stretch from Penwith to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. by 1 1/2-lengths…

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Cheyenne’s Stables’ Noble Ready, fresh off a Delaware Park maiden special weight win last month, will make her first stakes start in the $100,000 P. G. Johnson S…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 57 mins ago

STORMY ANTARCTIC will have one prep run before a tilt at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot, where trainer Ed Walker hopes his three-year-old colt can arrive on top of his game and be competitive.

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Racing Post | 1 hour ago

Bryan Cooper will return to the scene of the crime next week as Gigginstown’s number one has revealed he will be back in action at Galway on Tuesday, almost six weeks after he took a nasty fall during the summer festival at Ballybrit.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 3 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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