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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

Blood-Horse | 38 mins ago

On the heels of his 3 1/4-length victory in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), West Coast enters the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) with an opportunity to use a second-half surge to take control of the 3-year-old division.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Leading Breeders’ Cup Sprint contenders Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits and Imperial Hint all are currently on schedule to simply train up to the six-furlong race on Nov. 4 at Del Mar.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

A track next to the ocean in a tony suburban community hardly seems the place for an old-fashioned Western shootout. That’s supposed to take place in some dusty town, where the people and the liquor are hard

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Breeders’ Cup prep season ended sooner this year for Stellar Wind and Forever Unbridled, the 5-year-old mares aiming for another shot at the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff Nov. 3 at Del Mar. The early favorites for the Distaff will enter with unconventional campaigns. Who needs a prep race? Stellar Wind and Forever Unbridled do not.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The West Coast-based contingent for the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 3 at Del Mar is led by Mor Spirit and Accelerate. The East Coast’s best hope could emerge Saturday in the Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The eight-program Monmouth at Meadowlands all-turf meet begins Friday and will continue through Oct. 28.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

With Salty drawing the outside post position for the fourth time in five starts in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx, trainer Mark Casse is hoping the filly will get some racing luck.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

In each of the last two years, Chad Brown has had multiple starters in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Each time, Brown had a runner finish in the top three behind a winner trained by Aidan O’Brien. Brown’s objective for this year’s $4 million BC Turf at Del Mar on Nov. 4 is to reverse the storyline.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Run Away, who finished third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, will be a heavy favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Juvenile at Los Alamitos, a race rival trainer Gary Sherlock is approaching with numbers.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Apprentice jockey Laura Werner faces approximately eight weeks of recovery after suffering a broken collarbone in a spill Sunday at Los Alamitos.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

California Diamond, a four-time stakes winner on dirt, looks like he is about to switch surfaces. Trainer Peter Miller said on Tuesday that California Diamond may run in the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Sept. 29.

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On the afternoon of May 15, 1972, Americans were glued to their television sets as another assassination attempt played out.  This time it was Alabama Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the…

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Trainer Graham Motion is considering one of two races at Belmont Park for Grade 1 Manhattan winner Ascend – the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic or the Jockey Club Gold Cup on dirt.

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Farm Press Releases

Leading Second-Crop sire Dialed In’s returns from Tuesday’s session at the Keeneland September Yearling sale included a $225,000 colt…

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Leading Second-Crop sire Dialed In’s returns from Tuesday’s session at the Keeneland September Yearling sale included a $225,000 colt…

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Goldencents had the second-highest priced colt during Tuesday’s action at the Keeneland September Yearling sale…

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Spendthrift stallion Warrior’s Reward had the session-topper during Tuesday’s action at the Keeneland Yearling sale…

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Fed Biz, a top-five First-Crop yearling average sire, was represented by one of the leading colts during Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland Yearling sale…

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A filly from the first crop of Spendthrift Farm stallion Cross Traffic was taken for $190,000 during Monday’s session of the Keeneland Yearling sale…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ Paige battled gallantly in the stretch of Saturday’s $150,000 All Along S. at Laurel Park…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Paige battled gallantly in the stretch of Saturday’s $150,000 All Along S. at Laurel Park…

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Gary Barber and Cheyenne Stables’ 2-year-old colt Mo Diddley will break from the outside in the field of 10 juveniles in the $150,000 Iroquois S. (G3)…

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European Racing News

Betfair has welcomed the British Horseracing Authority’s announcement that all races at the Cheltenham Festival will move to 48-hour declarations as of next year…

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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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