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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

TDN | 8 hours ago

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 10:51 PM ET

An exciting day of holiday stakes action got started with a Super Saver exacta in the GI Hopeful S. at…

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JM Miracle, winner of Monday’s $2.6 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, was vanned off the racetrack in distress, suffering from an unknown internal ailment immediately after his…

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Jm Miracle won the richest race for 2-year-olds in North America on Monday, when he rushed home by a half-length over Mad About the Moon in the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Quarter Horse Futurity. He gave jockey Ramon Sanchez a third career victory in the 440-yard classic that annually closes out the meet at Ruidoso Downs.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Miss Serendipity, reunited with a confident Brice Blanc, roared down the center of the Del Mar turf course to capture the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 1.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Jockey Brice Blanc was reunited with Miss Serendipity, and it felt so good. Blanc, idle for more than a month following an accident on the turf earlier at this Del Mar meet, returned in glorious fashion in his first mount back Monday by teaming with Miss Serendipity to take the Grade 2, $200,750 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older female turf runners.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

The dawn is breaking on a beautiful, cool Saratoga morning. This is the day everyone in Charlie LoPresti’s barn has been waiting for.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Pepper Crown ($23.20) used the same tactics he used in his $94.20 upset in the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile this spring, skimming the rail and winning a sprint to the finish line to take the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Monday.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

In a thriller, Wonder World edged Goliath by a nose in the CTHS Sales Stakes for 3-year-olds at Hastings on Monday. He paid $10.70. The 1 1/16-mile race was one of four $50,000 stakes restricted to horses who went through a Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society sale.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Live daytime racing comes back to Los Alamitos Race Course from Sept. 5-21 with an 11-day fall meeting in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fair.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

The same strategy that yielded a victory in last year’s Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf worked again this year, as She’s Complete, echoing 2013 winner Clenor, scored her first stakes win in the one-mile grass race for 2-year-old fillies Monday at Del Mar.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Sharp Sensation, a 16-1 outsider, denied iconic Maryland turf sprinter and favorite Ben’s Cat a third win in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing.

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

Dignity will take a back seat to charity at Del Mar Sept. 3, when several trainers are slated to line up for a race on children bouncey balls to benefit retired racehorses.

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

Racing in last to the far turn, maiden winner Munirah rallied to run down pacesetter Sumba Sunset to win the $105,000 Boiling Springs (gr. IIIT) in the final stride Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.

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Farm Press Releases

Speightstown’s budding star Pirate’s Trove ran her record to a perfect 3-for-3 with an impressive score in Monday’s $111,800 Etobicoke S. at Woodbine…

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WinStar Farm LLC and Stonestreet Stable’s Carpe Diem took control in mid-stretch en route to a 2 ½-length score in his career debut Monday at Saratoga…

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Competitive Edge got his first stakes win and I Spent It added to his black-type resume with a 1-2 finish for Super Saver in the $350,000 Hopeful S. (G1)…

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The aptly-named Saratoga Heater broke his maiden the final race of Saratoga’s Sunday card to give top-five freshman sire Temple City his third winner…

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Pioneerof the Nile got his second graded stakes winner of the day at Del Mar when Midnight Storm sped to a front-running victory in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (G2)…

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Jojo Warrior, already a 2014 stakes winner for her sire Pioneerof the Nile, added to her resume on Sunday with a front-running victory in the $100,000 Torrey Pines S. (G3)…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ newest star was unveiled in Sunday’s third race at Del Mar as the 2-year-old filly Light the City stepped out to a clear-cut 2 ¾-length score…

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Easy Living drew the outside post in the field of nine for the inaugural running of the $200,000 Fleet Indian S. Sunday at Saratoga…

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Clothes Fall Off took to the off going at Saratoga on Aug. 21 to score a sparkling 3 ¼-length maiden special weight victory in the career debut for 2-year-old daughter of Daaher…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 11 mins ago

COMPETITIVE EDGE (Todd Pletcher/John Velazquez) solidified his status as early favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with an impressive 5¾-length victory in the Hopeful Stakes, the closing-day highlight of Saratoga’s summer meeting.

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Racing Post | 19 mins ago

BETTING service BetButler has ceased trading after agreeing to sell the business to a gambling operator who has given assurances the funds of account holders are not at risk.

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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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