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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 | 1 hour ago

S Y Sky will be favored in Monday’s $200,00 Melair Stakes against five rivals, several of whom appear overmatched. S Y Sky and Miss Sunset are the only stakes winners in the field.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Super One was always prominent to win the $40,000 Ingrid Knotts for the second year in a row Saturday at Arapahoe Park. She won by 1 1/4 lengths over A J’s Grand.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

He won his first three starts and beat subsequent Louisiana Derby winner Girvin in a minor Fair Grounds stakes race over the winter, but Cowboy Culture came into the Grade 3, $100,000 Arlington Classic on Saturday following definitive defeats at Gulfstream and Keeneland. He came out of it looking like the same 3-year-old of considerable promise seen last winter after drawing away to a 5 3/4-length victory, a wide margin for a colt who hadn’t yet made the front a furlong from the finish.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Sharp handling of grade 1 winner Illuminant brought big rewards May 27 at Santa Anita Park for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Sol Kumin’s Head of Plains Partners, and SF Racing.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

An eight-month layoff seemed to have little effect on Cupid in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) as he won the 1 1/4-mile test May 27 by 3 1/4 lengths.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Instead of the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes, a race she won in 2016, Illuminant ran in the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes for fillies and mares on the hillside turf course. Illuminant was not even favored in the $201,035 Monrovia, but ran an outstanding race to record her second stakes win of the year.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Cowboy Culture took a key step forward in his maturation process when the son of Quality Road drew off as he pleased in the final furlong to win the $100,000 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3T) by 5 3/4 lengths over Gorgeous Kitten May 27.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Bold Eagle, widely regarded as the world’s top trotter, will be seeking to join the likes of Varenne and Roquepine as horses that have won the Prix d’Amerique and Elitlopp in the same year when he competes in the latter event Sunday at Solvalla Racecourse in Sweden.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Trooper John established himself as the local favorite for the Grade 3 Canadian Derby with a convincing win in the $48,500 Western Canada Handicap at Northlands Park on Saturday.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Money or Love, far and away the longest price on the board at 35-1, registered a major upset after slipping up the rail to post a one-length decision over R Kinsley Doll in Saturday’s $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Lady Eli was tested through the final furlong of Saturday’s Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita, holding off a stubborn Goodyearforroses to win by a half-length.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Finley’sluckycharm broke sharply and never looked back as she romped by 5 1/2 lengths to score her first graded stakes win, the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs May 27. 

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

A tale of two emotions played out during the $175,000 Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine May 27, as the ascent of former claimer Starship Jubilee was juxtaposed against concern for the well-being of 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse.

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Farm Press Releases

Gemsaresparkling bested a field of 3-year-old sprinting fillies on Saturday to earn her diploma in her second career start at Belterra Park…

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Dream It Is rolled to a front-running victory in her career bow Saturday at Woodbine, winning by 1 1/4-lengths while missing the track record by about one-half of a second…

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Dialed In’s 3-year-old filly has been unbeatable on the western Canadian racing circuit, crossing the wire first in all six of her starts to date…

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Run Away was razor sharp in his career debut Friday at Santa Anita Park as the 2-year-old Run Away and Hide colt strolled home a 2 1/4-length winner…

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Copper Bullet flew through five furlongs in his eight-length maiden special weight victory Thursday at Churchill Downs…

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Arrowfield Stud | 4 days 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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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cowboy Culture will make his first start over the Arlington Park turf course on May 27 in the $100,000 Arlington Classic S. (G3)…

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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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European Racing News

Racing Post | 13 hours ago

Officials at Bath have vowed to take preventive measures in a bid to ensure there will not be a repeat of Friday’s incident when a loose horse galloped onto farmland adjoining the track.

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Racing Post | 14 hours ago

Dante Stakes winner Permian will be ridden in next Saturday’s Investec Derby by William Buick.

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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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