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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 | 52 mins ago

Thanksgiving still is a few days away but Pass the Gravy celebrated early, feasting on his fellow Illinois-breds Saturday night at Hawthorne in the $82,750 Sun Power Stakes.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Inveniam Viam picked up at the start of this Fair Grounds racing season right where she left off last meet.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Trainer Jeff Bonde had been a bit frustrated since Right Hand Man’s third-place finish in the Oak Tree Sprint at Pleasanton on July 4, but the frustrations vanished on Saturday when the 3-year-old gelding ($19.40) held off Mach One Rules to win the $66,125 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Fort Pulaski broke a couple losing streaks on Saturday at Fair Grounds, winning for the first time in nine 2017 starts and for the first time in six turf tries when he captured the $50,000 Mr. Sulu Stakes by a half-length over heavily favored Trust Factor.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Trainer Gary Mandella did not plan on running Teneri Farm homebred Birdie Gold so soon after her U.S. debut Nov. 4 in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Jon Marshall’s Tricky Escape proved most adept at getting a heated battle to go her way when she just got her nose down over Fair Point to take an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet delivered on his pari-mutuel promise winning the $125,000 Frost King Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds by a head over Silent Sting on a rainy Nov. 18 at Woodbine.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Just more than three weeks after their debut race, when Dream Tree held off a closing Midnight Bisou by a desperate nose at Santa Anita Park, the stage was set again during the stretch run in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 18 at Del Mar.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

The stakes were higher than in their debut last month at Santa Anita but the result was the same on Saturday at Del Mar for Dream Tree and Midnight Bisou, as Dream Tree again nosed out her budding arch-rival, this time in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

It may have been watered down, but the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap went to Tricky Escape on Saturday – and the 4-year-old filly’s connections couldn’t have been much happier about it.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale concluded Nov. 18.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal found himself in a familiar place Nov. 18 after taking the $80,000 Bet on Sunshine Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths: the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Money’soncharlotte aims to put an exclamation point on what has been a career-year when she heads up the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs Nov. 23.

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Farm Press Releases

Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, has moved to John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the upcoming 2018 breeding season. His fee will be $6,500 stands and nurses…

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Protonico, the four-time Graded stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway, has moved to John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the upcoming 2018 breeding season. His fee will be $6,500 stands and nurses…

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Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and Grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for a fee of $6,000 S&N…

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Jimmy Creed got his 16th winner from his first crop on Monday when K P Creed bested a field of 2-year-olds…

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Tapiture’s Keeneland November sale weanlings have been some of the most popular of any first-crop sire at the auction…

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Sunday’s session of the Keeneland November sale featured a $175,000 colt by Dialed In…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

With three of his five wins in turf stakes, Cowboy Culture is one of the headliners in Saturday’s $200,000 Twilight Derby (G2) at Santa Anita Park…

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Madefromlucky, Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s multiple graded stakes winner of $1,351,500 out of a full sister to three-time leading sire Tapit…

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Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky collared Turco Bravo inside the final furlong to capture the 1 5/8-miles Temperence Hill Inv. Sunday at Belmont Park…

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European Racing News

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls provides the inside track on his runners at Cheltenham and Fontwell on Sunday including Old Guard in the Greatwood…

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Tony Calvin provides his best bets for the Greatwood Hurdle on the final day of the Cheltenham November Meeting as well as a selection for the Southern National…

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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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