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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 | 2 hours ago

Keeneland concluded its spring meeting April 29 and reported gains in attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Keeneland wrapped up its spring meet Friday with gains in attendance and handle, including single-day records in both of those categories.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Empire Way got his first winner April 29 when his son Dutt Bart, out of Applaud Dubai, by Essence of Dubai, won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Los Alamitos Race Course in his first start by 2 1/4 lengths.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

German-bred Olorda has found new life racing on the lead, as evidenced by a gate-to-wire win the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares April 29, closing day of the spring meet at Keeneland.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Trainer Phil Serpe brought Weekend Hideaway to Florida last fall, ran him twice at Gulfstream Park West and once at Gulfstream, then sent him to South Carolina for a winter’s rest. The plan paid off Friday on opening day of the Belmont Park meet when the freshened 6-year-old scored his sixth career stakes win in the $100,000 Affirmed Success.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

Olorda looked as if she wanted to run off while leading through the opening furlongs of the Bewitch Stakes, but the filly soon leveled out and had enough left to register her second straight Grade 3 victory Friday.

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DRF | 6 hours ago

Brett Miller is arguably coming off the best year in his career and the arrow is clearly pointing up for the now Grand Circuit regular. With stakes season just about to hit high gear, the 42-year-old is slated to be the regular driver on upper-level horses in multiple divisions.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

A €12,000 colt brings six figures at Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-up sale.

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Osman Iturralde’s Hard Not To Sing, a sorrel filly by the TR Dasher stallion Hard Hitting, is the fastest qualifier to the May 15, $50,000-added New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) at SunRay Park.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Barring a last-minute change of heart, Friday’s closing-day card at Keeneland will be the last held as the responsibility of W.B. Rogers Beasley, the track’s vice president of racing who announced earlier this year that he will retire on June 30.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Friday presented an unusual Kentucky Derby workout daily double for those ambitious enough to undertake the 72 mile trip from Churchill Downs, where the action began with Whitmore at 5:45 a.m., to Keeneland, where it ended with Derby favorite Nyquist breezing one mile prior to the afternoon’s racing program nearly seven hours later.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Monday 5/2 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Monday 5/2 card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

As retired champion sire Flying Spur waits for Stakeswinner No. 100, numbers 99, 98 and 93 have happily been adding to his tremendous record…

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Astrology was represented by his first American winner Wednesday, when 2-year-old colt Capt. Grider won his debut in a Keeneland Maiden Special Weight…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

3YO colt Whisky Baron joined Manhattan Rain’s steadily growing list of stakes performers when he was runner-up, beaten less than a half-length, in Saturday’s Kenilworth Winter Guineas G3…

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Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago

Not A Single Doubt’s brilliantly quick daughter Don’t Doubt Mamma confirmed a Group 1 start with a scintillating win in Saturday’s SAJC Redelva S. LR at Morphettville…

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Bear’sway had plenty of challenges in Sunday’s $100,000 Wando S. at Woodbine, but the 3-year-old Tizway colt handled them all..

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WinStar Farm has entered into an agreement to acquire the breeding rights to recent Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner and 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Exaggerator…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Making just her third lifetime start in Sunday’s $100,000 Memories of Silver S. at Aqueduct, Taralena responded with a rousing effort to finish third in the hotly-contested turf affair…

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Taralena, a sharp Gulfstream Park maiden winner in late February, will make the leap from maiden to stakes company when she faces eight foes in the $100,000 Memories of Silver S. Sunday…

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Kinsley Kisses’ valiant effort in Sunday’s $150,000 Beaumont S. (G3) at Keeneland earned the 3-year-old Cheyenne Stables colorbearer black type in her first stakes start…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 7 hours ago

ON THE FRINGE completed the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown treble for the second consecutive year after yet another inspired ride from Nina Carberry.

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Racing Post | 10 hours ago

AGE and sex proved no obstacle to Jer’s Girl, the youngest horse in the race and only female, as she blitzed the boys in tremendous fashion under Barry Geraghty with O O Seven and Thomas Hobson a distant second and third.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 3 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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