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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

More than 40 horsemen have agreed to turn over records for the two weeks before any graded stakes races, which will be made available to the public two hours before post time.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

A son of red-hot commercial stallion War Front sold for about $2.03 million (1.15 million guineas) on Thursday during the second and final session of the Tattersalls Craven breez-up sale, which ended with solid gains in gross, average, and median as well as an improved buyback rate.

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TDN | 5 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:46 PM ET

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers have pledged to make public the veterinary records of their…

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DRF | 6 hours ago

Officials with Barretts Sales and Racing at the Los Angeles County Fair are in advanced discussions with colleagues at Los Alamitos Racecourse to relocate the 13-day Fairplex meeting to the Orange County track this September.

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TDN | 6 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:14 PM ET

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers have pledged to make public the veterinary records of their…

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Offspring from the first crops of champions Lookin At Lucky and Midshipman were among the quartet of juveniles to tie for the fastest furlong time on the third day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training under-tack show.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

The fastest time for a quarter mile in three days of under tack previews was posted by a bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday who breezed in :20 3/5 April 17 for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s spring sale at Ocala Training Center.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Grade III-winning Indiana-based stallion Strait of Mewsina sired his foal when a filly was born April 17.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

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TDN | 9 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:00 PM ET

8th at KEE (Keeneland)GIII Appalachian S. ($100K)     Winner: Daring Dancer by Empire Maker
Daring Dancer (Empire Maker) remains perfect wi…

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

The stable of leading Southern Californian conditioner Mike Mitchell will be restructured starting April 21, with his longtime assistant Philip D’Amato taking over the reins as head trainer.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Graham Motion said before the Keeneland spring meet began that his barn might have a few winners in it. Motion’s notions came to full fruition Thursday when Daring Dancer capped a three-win day for the English-born trainer by winning the Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes under a heady ride from Alan Garcia.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Just 24 hours after a High Chaparral colt set a European record for a breeze-up sale, the high water mark was moved again when a 2-year-old War Front colt from Willie Browne’s Mocklershill was sold for 1,150,000 guineas.

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Farm Press Releases

Take Charge Lady, the dam of first-year WinStar Farm stallion Take Charge Indy was honored as 2013 Broodmare of the Year by the KTOBA…

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A colt by leading sire Speightstown hammered for slightly over $408,000 in U.S. dollars ($320,000 Guineas) during the first session of the April 15-17 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale…

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Constitution, a leading Triple Crown hopeful off his win in last month’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1), will be forced to miss the May 3rd Kentucky Derby (G1) due to the discovery of a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone…

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A colt from the first crop of Temple City posted the fastest work at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale

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Spendthrift Farm’s Medal Count, last Saturday’s runner-up in Keeneland’s Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes, will make his next start in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 3rd at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed on Tuesday…

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Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the new Director of Client Development at the Lexington-based farm…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

By Rosana Rivera (copyright 2014) Many articles have been written recently portraying the insurmountable loss suffered by the sport of thoroughbred racing with the closure of Hollywood Park. Now the grand structure is just waiting to be demolished and all we are left with are the memories of past champions and racing feats. Yet unbeknownst […]

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Cheyenne Stables’ 3-year-old filly Sustainable earned the second stakes-placing of her career on March 15 with a gallant second-place finish in the $100,000 Cicada S. at Aqueduct…

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It all started with a Daily Racing Form piece by Mark Simon the other day.  It ended with some humor, but there’s really nothing to laugh about. Follow the story as it unfolded on Twitter Friday. Here goes: Only 17.3% of all races in N America in 2013 were at distances of more than a […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 13 hours ago

CHRISTOPHE SOUMILLON needed to be at his trongest as Spiritjim (Pascal Bary) wore down Au Revoir and Maxime Guyon to land a race which has plenty of recent pedigree in finding future Group winners.

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Racing Post | 13 hours ago

HOPES are high for a famous royal victory on Satuday when Carlton House, third in the 2011 Derby when trained by Sir Michael Stoute, bids to give the Queen a memorable triumph in the race named in her honour at Royal Randwick in Sydney.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 10 months 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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