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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 | 50 mins ago

Marco Thoroughbred Corp.’s Mo Cash battled favored Three Rules in the stretch and prevailed by three-quarters of a length in the $125,000 FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 16. 

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Blood-Horse | 50 mins ago

Under jockey Mike Smith for the first time, Intimidate set the pace early in the one-mile King Glorious for California-bred juveniles, turned back a challenge from Lucky Romano in the stretch, and gamely pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

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DRF | 54 mins ago

Cooptado reached back to deep roots on dirt, winning the $74,250 Tenacious Stakes by a nose over Shut the Box on Saturday at Fair Grounds. Earlier on the card, Imma Bling topped a $2,106.70 trifecta in the Bonapaw Stakes.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The California-bred colt Intimidate won his first stakes in Saturday’s $100,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos, racing away from Golden Gate Fields, and its synthetic surface, for the first time.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Dimension turned back the clock Saturday at Fair Grounds, winning for the first time since July 2016 when he captured the $75,000 Buddy Diliberto Stakes. One race later, She’s Pretty Lucky scored in the Letellier Memorial Stakes.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Louis Ferrari’s homebred Aunt Babe nosed out grade 2 winner Pure Silver to take the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Stakes Dec. 16 at odds of 39-1.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

After Fear the Cowboy rallied for a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s test, trainer Efren Loza Jr. said the multiple graded stakes winner could be available to a Pegasus World Cup (G1) stakeholder looking for a contender to run in the Jan. 27 event.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Under heady handling from jockey Edgard Zayas, Shakhimat took over on the backstretch after racing off a tepid early pace and had plenty left to turn back Galton and stablemate Tower of Texas late in the Tropical Turf Stakes (G3T).

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Mt Veeder led a Justin Evans-trained sweep of the top three spots in the $65,000 KLAQ Handicap on Saturday at Sunland Park, where he outran stablemates Concord Fast and Redneck Humor.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Giada Vegas won her fourth race in a row while notching her first stakes victory when she rallied from last under Corey Lanerie to win the $74,250 Blushing K.D. Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Giada Vegas won her fourth race in a row while notching her first stakes victory when she rallied from last under Corey Lanerie to win the $74,250 Blushing K.D. Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

In the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 16 , Lewis Bay provided a refresher course on her ability when she turned back even-money favorite Curlin’s Approval to score a 1 1/4-length win in her first start since November of 2016.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Louis Ferrari’s homebred Aunt Babe nosed out grade 2 winner Pure Silver to take the $150,000 New York Stallion Series Fifth Avenue Stakes Dec. 16 at odds of 39-1.

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Farm Press Releases

Mo Cash crossed the wire a three-quarter length winner of Saturday’s $125,000 Marion County S. at Tampa Bay Downs…

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Tricks to Doo was much the best in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural S. for 2-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs, drawing off to 7 1/4-length win…

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Almond Roca set a stakes record in Saturday’s Sandpiper S. for 2-year-old fillies at Tampa Bay Downs, finishing the six furlongs in 1:10.01 and winning by 9 1/4-lengths…

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Clearwater led nearly every step of the way in her one-length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs…

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Song of Melody had pressure on the front end the entire time of her one-mile turf contest on Friday at Gulfstream Park…

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First-crop sire Freedom Child added two open-length maiden winners to his growing list of graduates on Dec. 14-15…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Malibu Saint, bred by Jim Wells and Candy Meadows LLC, scored a come-from-behind victory in the $75,000 Wait a While S. for 2-year-old fillies…

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Malibu Saint, bred by Jim Wells and Candy Meadows LLC, scored a come-from-behind victory in the $75,000 Wait a While S. for 2-year-old fillies…

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Thunder Ride, a sharp first-out winner on Nov. 11 for Cheyenne Stables and John Oxley, jumps into stakes competition in Saturday’s $100,000 Display S. at Woodbine…

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European Racing News

Tony Calvin returns to give his verdict on the Saturday televised action from Doncaster and day two of the Cheltenham International Meeting…

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Tony Calvin returns to give his verdict on the Saturday televised action from Doncaster and day two of the Cheltenham International Meeting…

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 5 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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