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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 | 5 hours ago

Driver Brent Holland won the 5,000th race of his career Friday night (June 23th), doing so at his place of residence, Yonkers Raceway.

Holland and Delightful Dragon ($7.40) lasted on the lead by a scant nose in the sixth race $40,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace, giving the 46-year-old (as of this past Sunday) the milestone (season’s-best 1:53 2/5) mile.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Trainer Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meet June 23 to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Coronation Stakes (G1) and July 2 he’ll be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the Queen’s Plate.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

The St. Louis native, who died June 5 at the age of 86, was a jockey for 22 years and trained for 32 years.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

Kitasan Black, the 2016 Japanese Horse of the Year, will be a heavy favorite to win his third consecutive Grade 1 race in Sunday’s $2.6 million Takarazuka Kinen at 1 3/8 miles on turf at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan.

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Leading First-Crop sire Jimmy Creed chalked up his third winner from just six runners on Friday at Santa Anita Park when Spectator rolled to a 5 1/4-length score…

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Monday 6/26 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Monday 6/26 card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Jeremey Day’s analysis of the Sunday 6/25 card at Hawthorne Harness.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Kitasan Black, the 2016 Japanese Horse of the Year and last year’s Japan Cup (G1) winner, is the standout in the 1 1/2-mile Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse June 25, for an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

The Player, unraced since he finished second in last year’s Indiana Derby (G2), is slated to make his 4-year-old debut in the Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes on closing night of the Churchill Downs spring/summer meet June 30.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

In the aftermath of a Triple Crown series that produced nine different in-the-money finishers in three races, leadership of the 3-year-old division is up for grabs.

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DRF | 13 hours ago

Saturday’s card at Santa Anita features two Grade 3 stakes races on the main track: the Affirmed for 3-year-olds and the Precisionist for 3-year-olds and up. A midcard pick-three sequence begins with the Affirmed and concludes with the Precisionist; I’ll focus on that three-race stretch.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

The son of Storm Cat sired Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel and 28 other black-type stakes winners.

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Farm Press Releases

Leading First-Crop sire Jimmy Creed chalked up his third winner from just six runners on Friday at Santa Anita Park when Spectator rolled to a 5 1/4-length score…

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Penny and Mike Lauer’s homebred 3-year-old filly Whistle Stop got her first stakes victory on June 21 at Indiana Grand…

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Gemologist, a top-10 Second Crop Sire by both earnings and winners, registered his latest maiden special weight winner on June 19 when the cleverly-named Feed Me Carats scored by one length…

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Gemologist, a top-10 Second Crop Sire by both earnings and winners, registered his latest maiden special weight winner on June 19 when the cleverly-named Feed Me Carats scored by one length…

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Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago

Arrowfield Stud seeks a Nightwatch & Foaling Assistant for the 2017 breeding season beginning…

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Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago

Arrowfield Stud seeks a Nightwatch & Foaling Assistant for the 2017 breeding season beginning…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ Classy Class took his career to new heights Saturday at Monmouth Park with a commanding 2 3/4-length score in the $100,000 Salvator Mile (G3)…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Classy Class will make his first-ever start at Monmouth Park in Saturday’s feature, the $100,000 Salvatore Mile…

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Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery made his much anticipated arrival at Claiborne Farm June 12. He has been retired from racing and will begin stud duty at the legendary stallion farm in 2018…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 14 hours ago

A big gamble on Northern Irish raider The Trigger came unstuck in the 2m4½f handicap hurdle when the eight-year-old, backed from 10-1 in the morning down to 2-1 favourite on course, could finish only fourth behind Overtoujay

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Racing Post | 16 hours ago

All roads lead to Doncaster for owner Bjorn Nielsen and Stradivarius following his taking victory in the first running of the Queen’s Vase over a mile and three-quarters.

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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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