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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 | 10 hours ago

“Too bad, you missed the heyday of racing.” If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that in the last 10 years or so. I can never tell if the person expressing that sentiment is genuine in what they are saying or if they are boasting that they did experience some of the best years of racing, and I didn’t, according to them.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

Kentucky Agriculture Department officials met with Mercer County officials Monday to look at 44 abandoned Thoroughbreds to evaluate their condition in a case involving horses that had been in the care of or owned by Chuck Borell and his daughter Maria Borell.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

A restored 200-year-old horse barn at Greenbriar Farm in Alburtis, Pa., was completely destroyed by fire the night of June 26. No horses were injured.

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting back at criticism from the Saratoga Springs community over the recent controversy involving the now-scuttled plan to end a four-year period of state government control of NYRA.

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DRF | 13 hours ago

When I decided to purchase 1% of Ohello Blue Chip from TheStable.ca a few months ago, I never thought the prospect of her racing would peak my interest. Honestly, my goal was simply to provide some positive press for fractional ownership throughout the year. But she is racing! And I’m actually excited.

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

Trainer John Servis June 26 selected Sagamore Farm’s filly by Into Mischief out of the Not For Love mare Roadtohanna as champion of the 82nd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Maryland-bred yearling show.

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

The operator of the video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct Racetrack plans a December groundbreaking on an expansion project expected to add more than 750,000-square-feet to the facility, but the plan hasn’t been presented to NYRA.

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DRF | 14 hours ago

In many cases, winning seven harness races in a row would be the most notable achievement of any driver’s day. But for Yannick Gingras, such a streak got him to an even more noteworthy accomplishment — career victory No. 6,000.

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DRF | 14 hours ago

Love That Jazz set a blistering early pace in the $50,000 Ontario County Stakes at Finger Lakes on Monday, then gutted it out through the stretch run to hold off three rivals and score by a length.

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Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago

Louisville-based Horsemen’s Track and Equipment Inc. is accepting applications through July 31 for its second annual Steve Greene Memorial Scholarship.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

Jeremey Day’s analysis of the Wednesday 6/29 card at Northfield Park.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

Horseplayers and horsemen are seeing innovative race conditions at Santa Anita. The new conditions are necessary to fill races, because a big chunk of the program is on hiatus. Turf races accounted for 33 percent of Santa Anita races before the course was closed for replacement after June 19. The last three weeks of the meet are dirt only.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

While much of the attention will be focused on Ontario’s contribution to Canada’s Thoroughbred industry over Queen’s Plate weekend, the country has a broad spectrum of programs reaching into the western provinces, each with its own contributions to the national product and challenges to face.

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Farm Press Releases

Find Joy found her best stride in the final furlong of Sunday’s $50,000 Kent S. at Emerald Downs, powering past Brookys Star for a 1 1/4-length victory…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Table Bay became the 33rd juvenile stakeswinner for Redoute’s Choice when he took out Saturday evening’s Kenilworth Langerman H. G3 in South Africa…

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In a race that came down to the very last jump, Lord Nelson surged by a game Subtle Indian in the $300,000 Triple Bend S. (G1) Saturday at Santa Anita

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Bronze Star made his stakes debut a winning one on Saturday Pleasanton with a gritty one-length victory in the $50,000 Oak Tree S…

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WinStar Farm’s homebred 3-year-old colt American Patriot tallied an eye-catching three length victory on the Belmont Park inner turf course on Saturday…

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Conquest Vivi backed up her sharp maiden score two weeks ago with a resounding 2 1/2-length score in Saturday’s $125,000 Nandi S…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Genre stepped up into stakes company for the first time this year in Saturday’s $100,000 Obeah S. and responded with a clear second-place finish…

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Taralena, who has never been off the board in three lifetime starts, puts that streak on the line in Sunday’s $200,000 Wonder Again S…

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Fresh off his solid third-place effort in his first stakes start, Cheyenne Stables’ Noble Quality will make his next start in Saturday’s Pennine Ridge S. (G3)…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 2 hours ago

REIGNING champion apprentice Tom Marquand confessed the big challenge comes now as he prepares to ride out his claim.

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Racing Post | 4 hours ago

MY DREAM BOAT, surprise winner of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, is set to have ground to suit again as he bids for a double completed only once in the last ten years in Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

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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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