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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 | 8 hours ago

The Association of Racing Commissioners International is calling for additional oversight of public sales and breeding by either state commissions or a new independent entity. Sale company executives defended their operations and integrity.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Scathing, a Grazen filly claimed for $8,000 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park, was the first horse based at San Luis Rey Training Center during the devastating brushfire that hit the facility Dec. 7, to make it to a race.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

When the Santa Anita Park race meet opens Dec. 26, the jockey colony will feature a formidable addition in Rajiv Maragh.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Though multiple grade 1-winner Lady Eli is a near-certain pick to earn her first Eclipse Award trophy next month, the next portion of her career is still being debated.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Executives from The Stronach Group said Dec. 14 that stakes purses will decrease $600,000 for the meeting that runs through early July.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

The long 14-month absence for Wiggle It Jiggleit is on the verge of coming to an end. Owner George Teague, Jr. confirmed on Wednesday (12/13) that perhaps the most popular horse in the sport at this time last year would be qualifying within the next few weeks.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

On Thursday at The Meadowlands there will be no guarantees placed on any of their multi-race exotic wagers other than the Survivor Pool. Obviously, this is a reaction to the performance of those pools last week, in which the Early Pick Four ($19,666) and the Late Pick Four ($35,285) both missed their respective guarantees of $25,000 and $40,000.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Triple B Farms’ graded stakes winner Greyvitos, one of the fortunate who survived the San Luis Rey fire unscathed, will gently push the moving on process onward this weekend when he breaks from the outside post 12 in the Remington Springboard Mile.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

J. Keeler Johnson looks for longshots in Saturday’s Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Bernie Daney, who owned and bred stakes winners and also proved to be an influential industry regulator, died Dec. 9 surrounded by family. Daney, of Greenville, Del. was 92.

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This is the second in a three-part series examining differences in medication policy and use in Great Britain versus the United States. See Part 1 here. When medication reform is discussed in the…

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Hopeful Stakes (G1) winner Sporting Chance will target the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 19 for his return after having a knee chip removed and being sidelined for 60 days.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Nancy C. Kelly, the vice president of development of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and executive director of The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, will retire from fulltime duties at the end of 2017

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Farm Press Releases

Acquainted got the best of her foes in her debut race on Thursday afternoon, rolling by 3 1/2-lengths in the one-mile maiden contest for 2-year-old fillies…

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Rainbow Heir, the 8-time stakes-winning son of Wildcat Heir, will stand the 2018 breeding season at Ocala Stud Farm in Florida upon his retirement from racing…

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Leavem in Malibu turned away several challenges in Sunday’s 1 3/4-mile marathon Valedictory S. (G3) at Woodbine to earn his first graded stakes win…

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It’s a Sweet One was pressured the entire time in his five-furlong maiden special weight win on…

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Dialed In’s Ms Locust Point earned her second career stakes victory with a gate-to-wire score in the $100,000 Willa On the Move S. Dec. 9 at Laurel Park…

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My Miss Chiff made it two stakes wins in a row on Dec. 9 with a gutsy score in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint at Fair Grounds…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Malibu Saint, bred by Jim Wells and Candy Meadows LLC, scored a come-from-behind victory in the $75,000 Wait a While S. for 2-year-old fillies…

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Malibu Saint, bred by Jim Wells and Candy Meadows LLC, scored a come-from-behind victory in the $75,000 Wait a While S. for 2-year-old fillies…

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Thunder Ride, a sharp first-out winner on Nov. 11 for Cheyenne Stables and John Oxley, jumps into stakes competition in Saturday’s $100,000 Display S. at Woodbine…

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European Racing News

After Sceau Royal’s impressive win on Saturday Tony Calvin believes he’ll be the horse to beat if turning up in the Arkle at Cheltenham next March, while Disko is still the one our man likes in the King George in a fortnight’s time…

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On a weekend that saw Politologue triumph in the Tingle Creek and Sizing John make a winning re-appearance in the John Durkan, the Follow The Money team return with all the latest Cheltenham market moves…

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 5 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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