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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

TDN | 7 hours ago

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 11:16 PM ET

English-based runners dominated Woodbine’s International card Sunday, taking three of the day’s four…

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova’s full brother could step up.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

White Rose emerged from a five-horse scramble in the final 50 yards to win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager by a nose over lukewarm favorite Caroline Thomas Oct. 19 at Keeneland.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year’s absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fasion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Red Outlaw overcame more than seven rivals to extend his unbeaten streak to six races in Sunday’s $93,250 Uniformity Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.

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TDN | 12 hours ago

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 6:26 PM ET

10th at WOX (Woodbine)GI EP Taylor S. ($500,000)     Winner: Just The Judge (Ire) by Lawman (Fr)
Just The Judge (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) rules i…

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Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago

British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

The favored English filly Just The Judge came on strongly in the lane and held off Odeliz late to take Sunday’s Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, the supporting feature on Canadian International Day at Woodbine.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Caspar Netscher ($11.60), the lone European-based horse in the field, split horses in deep stretch Sunday to capture the Grade 2, $315,200 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Native Bombshell ($8.50), returning off nearly a year-long layoff, caught Cryptic Message in deep stretch and held off Disco Barbie in the final strides Sunday to win the Grade 3, $156,800 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine.

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TDN | 12 hours ago

Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 5:48 PM ET

9th at WOX (Woodbine)GIII Ontario Fashion S. ($150,000)     Winner: Native Bombshell by War Front
Native Bombshell (War Front) returns from…

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DRF | 13 hours ago

There might have been a chill in the air, but the action was hot and heavy out on the racetrack Sunday at Belmont Park, with more than 30 potential Breeders’ Cup starters working over the main track, training track, and turf.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19.

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Farm Press Releases

Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita…

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Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

Strong performances by Crafty, Light Up Manhattan & Manhattan Avenue have shot Manhattan Avenue into second spot on the Second Season Sires’ list…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

The clue to Beneteau’s first winner was there from the beginning, when a mare called Prompt delivered him on 3 August 2012…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Strong performances by Crafty, Light Up Manhattan & Manhattan Avenue have shot Manhattan Avenue into second spot on the Second Season Sires’ list…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

They were born at Arrowfield in the Spring of 2010, just 21 days apart, and on Saturday they both scored tremendous Group victories at Caulfield…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Light the City ascended to new heights Sunday as the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer drew off to a 2 ½-length victory in the $99,000 Anoakia S…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ juvenile filly Paige added Grade 1 blacktype to her resume, with a strong third-place effort in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) at Keeneland on October 3rd…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ two-year-old filly Paige seeks her third straight victory in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) over 1 1/16 miles on the brand new racing surface at Keeneland Racecourse on Friday…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 37 mins ago

FORMER Aintree festival winner Edgardo Sol is on course to make his debut for Emma Lavelle on Saturday in the Betfred Monet’s Garden Old Roan Chase.

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Racing Post | 56 mins ago

AIDAN O’BRIEN revealed on Sunday Royal Navy Ship and the once-raced maiden Giovanni Canaletto are under consideration as the main Ballydoyle contenders for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.

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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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