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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 | 1 hour ago

There should be very little sympathy for those railing against the downgrading of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Mother Goose on the list for 2017 released this week by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. To take offense at such perceived slights is to admit that you take the list seriously in the first place.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Kenny Peck’s horses to watch at Tampa Bay Downs for the week of Dec. 9.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Marcus Hersh’s horse to watch at Fair Grounds for the week of Dec. 7.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., released its advertised fees for the 2017 breeding season, including newcomer War Dancer.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Veteran jockeys Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy, and Scott Stevens are the five finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 7.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Posse, a stalwart among New York’s stallion ranks, will stand permanently at Haras Rapetti in Uruguay and will not shuttle back to the U.S. for the 2017 Northern Hemisphere breeding season.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

For the rest of this month, trainere Bob Baffert has runners in several leading stakes in Southern California, beginning with two $300,000 races for 2-year-olds at Los Alamitos on Saturday – the Starlet Stakes and the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Claimed for $40,000 in April, Distinctive B has earned $48,400 in four subsequent starts, including a win in a $40,000 claimer at Del Mar in September, and a second to the highly regarded Ten Blessings at Santa Anita last month. Those performances have led to a start in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer at Los Alamitos on Friday.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy, and Scott Stevens are the finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the track announced Wednesday.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

A proposal to modify a part of the recommended model rules relating to multiple medication violations has met a rebuke by The Jockey Club, with the organization stating that it will ask for the proposal to be removed from the agenda of a Thursday meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International model-rules committee.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

A Shin Hikari can act goofy at times. Many other times, he acts like one of the best racehorses in the world, and on Sunday at Sha Tin Racecourse, he will attempt to become just the second horse to win consecutive editions of the $3.2 million Hong Kong Cup.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Australian Hugh Bowman won Wednesday night’s Longines International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong as the sole American contestant, Florent Geroux, finished off the board.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Though he missed the opening weekend of Gulfstream Park’s 2016-2017 Championship Meet with commitments out of town, jockey Javier Castellano is gearing up for a return to South Florida with his sights set on a sixth consecutive riding title.

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Farm Press Releases

WinStar stallion Paynter was featured recently in Paulick Report’s “In the Stud,” a series put…

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John and Tanya Gunther, WinStar’s Star Breeder of the Month, bred Tamarkuz, winner of the…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

Gerald Ryan has a tremendous record with Snitzel’s progeny, but so does Gai Waterhouse who sent out the sire sensation’s 46th stakeswinner at Rosehill on Saturday…

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Miss Temple City’s game victory in Sunday’s $300,000 Matriarch S. (G1) wrapped up a brilliant season for the 4-year-old daughter of Temple City…

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Patrona saved her best running for the final three furlongs of her maiden win Sunday at Gulfstream Park…

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Top-five First-Crop sire Bodemeister chalked up his second maiden special weight winner in two days on Sunday when the regally-bred Mr. Meister scored by 1 1/2-lengths…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Curlin was represented by his seventh G1 winner Saturday when Connect won the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, and this is a notable achievement for a stallion with only four crops of 3-year-olds to race through 2016. Furthermore, each of those crops has contained a classic horse — the goal of owners and breeders. Palace Malice, from Curlin’s …

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Brody’s Cause is one of two sons of Giant’s Causeway for the Albaugh Family Stable to enter stud in Kentucky in 2017. He’ll stand at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift for $12,500 and is priced attractively for a dual G1 winner. The other, Not This Time, was covered here. Dennis Albaugh, an Iowa billionaire, first got …

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The Albaugh Family Stable was preparing to support its dual G1 winner Brody’s Cause at stud in ’17 at Spendthrift when the bad news hit that its promising classics contender for ’17, Not This Time, had hurt a tendon, was done, and would go to stud, too, at Taylor Made. Both colts are sons of …

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 41 mins ago

CROSS-country specialist Any Currency has been ruled out of Friday’s race at his favourite course with trainer Martin Keighley not prepared to risk his stable star on ground officially described as good to firm, firm in places on the cross-country t

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Racing Post | 3 hours ago

THE Racing Partnership (TRP) has confirmed that as of this weekend it is including Towcester greyhounds within its new betting shop service every Saturday morning.

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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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