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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 | 2 hours ago

There will be a pick six carryover of $306,342 on Saturday at Aqueduct after the wager was not hit for a third consecutive card.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Monday 1/23 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Monday 1/23 card at Woodbine Harness.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

While wagering on U.S. races in 2016 was flat–up less than 1% compared with 2015–bettors continue to support a reduced Thoroughbred racing product.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

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

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DRF | 3 hours ago

King: Gulfstream pick four play for Saturday, Jan. 21

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DRF | 3 hours ago

DRF handicapper Matt Bernier outlines his strategy for playing the pick five on Saturday’s program at Santa Anita.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Perry Ouzts, the 62-year-old jockey who ranks 11th all time among North American jockeys with 6,715 career victories, was fortunate to escape with no more than body soreness after being unseated from his mount, Toston, a little more than a quarter-mile into Thursday’s sixth race at Turfway Park.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Boyd Gaming announced Thursday that it has completed $45 million in expansion and improvements to Delta Downs. The expansion is led by a 167-room hotel tower, as well as a restaurant that overlooks the track.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Texas Chrome, the winner of last year’s Grade 3 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs and Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, will be honored as the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s horse of the year during a June 24 banquet

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Weast Hill will put his perfect Oaklawn Park record on the line Sunday, when he attempts to win his sixth race there. He goes in a six-furlong allowance for Arkansas-breds, which drew a full field of 12.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Turco Bravo, two-time winner of the Stymie Stakes over Aqueduct’s inner track, is gearing up for a return to the races and a bid for a Stymie three-peat.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Paulassilverlining, a finalist for the Eclipse Award in the filly and mare sprint division, has yet to work back since her victory in the Garland of Roses Stakes at Aqueduct on Dec. 10. Still, trainer Michelle Nevin said Thursday that she is keeping the Grade 2, $300,000 Barbara Fritchie at Laurel on Feb. 18 very much in mind for her.

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Farm Press Releases

Lucky Lorretta, an off-the-pace debut winner on Dec. 23, ran her record to 2-for-2 on Jan. 19 with a front-running, four-length victory Jan. 19 at Delta Downs…

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Darby Dan Farm has hired Hunter Houlihan as its new Director of Client Development to work in all aspects of the farm’s client services and relations…

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Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast, the Grade 1 winner and leading sprinter, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 3rd when a colt was born in Ocala, FL…

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Spendthrift Farm’s Danza, dominant winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Sunday, Jan. 15 when a filly was born at Millennium Farms in Lexington, KY…

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Fresh off a successful inaugural running of the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Oct. 30, Spendthrift Farm and Churchill Downs have announced an expansion of the annual event which will now be run as two divisional races starting in 2017 – one for 2-year-old colts & geldings, and, now, one for 2-year-old fillies…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Animal Kingdom’s four second-crop yearlings at Magic Millions all sold for a healthy six figures, up to a top price of $230,000…

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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 | 4 hours ago

THERE could be echoes of the 2008 Cheltenham Festival next Saturday when jumping’s home is set to stage a bumper card boosted to nine races by the addition of the Clarence House Chase.

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Racing Post | 6 hours ago

IF YOU are reading this in Britain and have been outside at all in the last 24 hours or so, you will not need to be told that it is quite chilly.

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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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