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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 | 39 mins ago

Trainer Doug O’Neill will have a team of 2-year-olds spread across the nation on Labor Day.

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DRF | 59 mins ago

Beholder, winner of the $1 million Pacific Classic against males Aug. 22, was on the track before dawn Friday at Del Mar.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The eastern wall of the backstretch racing office was being repaired earlier this week after a car crashed into it.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Bearrock N Roll will try to win for the 24th time when he runs in a $16,000 claiming race at Hastings on Monday. The horse he will have to catch and beat in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up that drew six horses is Go for Guinness.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Sudden Surprise was no surprise. Sent away favored in a short field, Sudden Surprise scored a handy two-length victory in the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds, which kicked off a program showcasing statebreds on Travers Eve at Saratoga.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

There will be a familiar name back in the entries next Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Jockey Edgard Zayas, who has been sidelined since the middle of July, is set to make his comeback on the card featuring the second leg of the Florida Sire Stakes.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Stacy Mitchhart and his band will perform American blues music at the conclusion of the 30th annual National Awards Dinner.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Stellar Wind is expected to win Sunday’s $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Bradester won the first two graded stakes races for older horses on dirt this season at Monmouth Park, and his five rivals will be hard-pressed to stop him Sunday in the final such race of the season, the Grade 3, $150,000 Iselin Stakes.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Two-time Woodbine Mile winner Wise Dan heads the list of 31 nominees for this year’s edition of the Grade 1 turf event on Sept. 13.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

If Fleet Eagle can come close to reproducing the 100 Beyer Speed Figure he received for his blowout win going 6 1/2 furlongs May 17 in the $50,000 Governor’s Handicap in his first start at Emerald Downs, it is game, set, and match when runs in an unrestricted allowance race Sunday. The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up drew seven horses and headlines a 10-race card that begins at 2 p.m. Pacific.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

“She’s running for Rett Syndrome. She’s running for my girls and our family. She’s going to do amazing things. Nobody can tell me any different. She’s the underdog and so are our girls.”

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

On a glorious morning at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 28, an estimated crowd of 15,000 flocked to the track to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his final gallop before his bid in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes.

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Farm Press Releases

Jade Princess rolled to a flashy-looking 5 ¼-length maiden special weight score going one mile Thursday at Del Mar…

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Afleet Alex’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) champ Texas Red is the third favorite behind Triple Crown winner American Pharoah on morning line in Saturday’s $1.6 million Travers S.(G1)…

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Archarcharch racked up his seventh winner from his first crop, second-most of any 2015 freshman sire, when Archarella zipped to a two-length win…

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A pair of colts from the first crop of Gemologist brought bids of $280,000 and $240,000 during the select session of the OBS 2015 August Yearling sale…

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Catch My Drift put it all together in Monday’s $100,000 Summer Colony S. to win the 1 1/8-mile contest by a widening 6 ¼-lengths as much the best…

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Iron First, a $1.55 million Gainesway sales grad by their leading sire Tapit, is scheduled to make his next start in the $100,000 El Cajon S. Saturday…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta rallied down the center of the track to win the $100,000 Riskaverse S. by a nose in a three-way photo Thursday at Saratoga…

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Classy Class will attempt to secure his first Grade 1 victory when he goes postward in Saturday’s $500,000 King’s Bishop S. on Travers Day at Saratoga…

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Fresh off a thrilling win in the July 26 Little Silver S. at Monmouth Park, Cheyenne Stables’ Stormy Regatta will try to make it two stakes wins in a row in Thursday’s $100,000 Riskaverse S…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 2 hours ago

THERE may only be six runners for Saturday’s Doom Bar Celebration Mile, but the market has been convinced that only one horse can win all week, Kodi Bear.

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Racing Post | 3 hours ago

LINDSAY CHARNOCK, one of the north’s leading lightweight jockeys for nearly 30 years before his retirement in 2000, died suddenly on Friday morning. He was 60.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 2 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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