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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

For his first start back from Europe after a fourth-place finish in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I), grade III winner Undrafted will try the European-style turf course at Kentucky Downs.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar, a winner of more than $2 million, was retired Sept. 19, King of Prussia Stable managing partner Ed Stanco said.

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TDN | 7 hours ago

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 8:24 PM ET

Bensalem, Pennsylvania will be the focal point of the Thoroughbred world Saturday, as GI Kentucky Derby and GI…

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

The future of Illinois racing hangs in the balance as the Illinois Racing Board ponders a 2015 racing schedule for the Chicago area.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Princess of Sylmar, a four-time Grade 1-winning filly, has been retired from racing, her connections announced via press release Friday evening.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

DRF Plus graded stakes analysis for the Pennsylvania Derby from Parx.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Keeneland held the solitary Book 5 session of its September yearling auction on Friday, and the session ended with sizable gains in gross, median, and average as measured against the corresponding session last year.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Strong 11th session Sept. 19 at the Keeneland September yearling sale kept the auction on pace to produce higher overall average and median.

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TDN | 9 hours ago

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 5:38 PM ET

9th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75k)     Winner: Path by Tapit
Path (f, 2, Tapit) digs in late to graduate narrowly in her turf debut Fri…

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DRF | 10 hours ago

With a Jackpot Hi 5 carryover of $501,095 up for grabs Saturday at Woodbine, Keen Gizmo merits top billing in the 10th, and figures to be much lower than his 8-1 morning quote.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

There are a few red caution flags that make Gift Receipt a shaky proposition as the 5-2 morning-line favorite among eight fillies and mares going five furlongs on grass in a second-level optional $40,000 claimer that goes as race 5 Tuesday at Indiana Grand Racecourse.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

The deadline to enter horses for the racing age section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co. fall mixed sale is Sept. 22.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

After hitting the gate at the start, Rimsky was soon in command and romped to a five-length win in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park Sept. 19 to become the first winner for grade I winner Line of David.

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Farm Press Releases

Runners by Taylor Made stallions Northern Afleet and Eskendereya both added to their black-type resumes this past weekend at Woodbine in graded stakes…

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Eskendereya, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, had an excellent first week of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, with a $370,000 filly and $350,000 colt…

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Top-10 Freshman sire Temple City registered his fourth winner Sept. 16 when Anythingicandoforu skipped to an easy 4 ¾-length maiden win…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

It’s been a good week for second season sire Manhattan Rain, with three winners & a strong stakes performance at Flemington in the past 8 days…

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Mr. Jordan turned in a stellar performance Sunday at Monmouth Park, dispatching a very good group…

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Mr. Jordan turned in a stellar performance Sunday at Monmouth Park, dispatching a very good group…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

I recently had the chance to visit a local horse race. I love horses and I love the aspect of betting so it was a natural fit. However while I was there I had the chance to meet several famous people and the conversations that we had were very deep and life changing. One of […]

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The Bernardini filly from Mushka that topped the first day of Keeneland September at $1.2 million has long ties to big commercial prices at Kentucky auctions stretching back to the 1980s. Price is usually tied to performance, and there’s plenty of high-class classic form in this family tracing back to the 1976 Kentucky Derby and […]

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Yes, I’ve been slacking off in this space, but I’ve been busy elsewhere, at the day job! Here’s some posts you may or may not have seen via SM links: No guarantee seasons to Claiborne’s ascendant War Front have been trading for $250,000 to $300,000, even though he stood the 2014 season for $150,000 live […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 30 mins ago

AMERICA’S favourite horse California Chrome (Art Sherman/Victor Espinoza) sets out on the road to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday when he returns after a 105-day layoff in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing.

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Racing Post | 2 hours ago

Good morning, and welcome to News Live on Saturday. We have racing from Ayr on Gold Cup day, as well as action from Catterick, Listowel, Newbury, Newmarket and Wolverhampton.

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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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