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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

Antley, a jockey who twice won the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, along with the thoroughbreds Lava Man and Xtra Heat and the trainer King Leatherbury.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

J. Keeler Johnson lists four late-running longshots that could have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Mike Smith likely saved multiple grade I winner Shared Belief from additional injury by pulling him up in the April 18 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), as diagnostic work revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right hip.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Ron Gierkink’s horses to watch at Woodbine for the week of April 20.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Shared Belief sustained a non-displaced fracture on the point of his right hip, his connections said Monday, and while the injury is not career-threatening, it’s uncertain whether he can make it back to the races this year.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Point leading Triple Crown Nominated horses for the 2015 Road to the Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 3, 2015.

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TDN | 7 hours ago

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 8:14 PM ET

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training begins its four-day run…

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Evergreen gelding Red Cadeaux is as “fit as a flea”, according traveling companion Robin Trevor-Jones ahead of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) April 26 at Sha Tin.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Well over 200 people–horsemen, fans, and racetrack regulars–gathered April 20 at Santa Anita Park to remember trainer Mike Mitchell, who died at the age of 66 April 14 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

View the top four finishers of every 2015 Kentucky Derby prep race, including points, race replays, and other race details!

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Washington Post photographer Jonathan Newton has been named the recipient of the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

The OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale, which begins April 21, has about 1,200 horses cataloged.

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TDN | 11 hours ago

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 4:41 PM ET

WinStar Farm acquires a minority interest in GI Kentucky Derby contender Upstart (Flatter).

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 11 hours ago

Soon after Easter Sale buyers snapped up eight Manhattan Rain yearlings, 3YO Manapine endorsed their selections with a powerful stakes victory over 2500 metres at Flemington…

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WinStar Farm has acquired a minority interest in Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull S. (G2) and runner-up in the Florida Derby (G1) and Fountain of Youth S. (G2) this winter at Gulfstream…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Snitzel’s state-trotting son Amorino scored his sixth black type win for the Galante family in Saturday’s MRC Anniversary Vase LR…

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Temple City got his first multiple stakes winner of 2015 on Saturday when Papacoolpapacool strolled to a 4 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 La Puente S…

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Distorted Humor’s Dramedy put away My Afleet following an early duel and then held off a furious charge from several challengers in deep stretch to win the $250,000 Elkhorn S. (G2)…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

Gypsy Diamond made the most of her first opportunity at 2000 metres since November 2013 with a sparkling Group 3 success at Randwick on Saturday…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

The connections of Triple Crown hopeful Madefromlucky hope his name rings true, when he breaks from post four in the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Grade I filly Light the City will break from the rail under Hall of Fame reinsman Kent Desormeaux in Saturday’s 76th running of the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1)…

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Triple Crown hopeful Classy Class has been installed the 6-1 second choice of the morning line as he prepares to contest the 92nd running of the fabled Blue Grass S. (G1) on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 hour ago

A GLUT of fixtures in the West Country and drying ground conditions were put forward as major factors to Tuesday’s small fields at Exeter, with the track finding itself in the extremely rare position of staging two matches.

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Racing Post | 13 hours ago

SEAN BOWEN’S double at Newton Abbot on Monday night edged him two ahead of Nico de Boinville in the duo’s ding-dong battle for the conditional jockeys’ title, which concludes at Sandown on Saturday.

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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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