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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 | 12 hours ago

Trainer Bill McLean won his 1,000th race Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when Kyle Frey guided Moogie Woogie ($11) through an opening in the upper stretch and guided the 5-year-old gelding to a neck victory in a four-way photo in a $12,500 claiming race at one mile.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

Fasig-Tipton has added a no-guarantee season to Medaglia d’Oro, one of North America’s leading sires, for its upcoming Kentucky winter mixed sale.

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Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago

Trainer Bill McLean recorded his 1,000th victory Feb. 7, when Moogie Woogie skimmed the rail to capture the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

Handle on horse races throughout California declined in 2015, but the sport showed a slight increase in the number of racing days and average field size, according to an annual report published last week by the California Horse Racing Board.

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Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago

Kobe’s Back broke slowly and trailed by as many as 10 1/2 lengths, but he unleashed his patented closing kick and was just able to track down Salutos Amigos in the final strides to win the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II).

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DRF | 15 hours ago

The addition of blinkers for Kobe’s Back in Sunday’s $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita did not change the veteran sprinter’s running style. He still drops far back and makes a furious rally. In the Grade 2 Palos Verdes, that late kick was successful.

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DRF | 16 hours ago

Storied Lady got the better trip and outfinished a hard-charging Saythreehailmary’s to win Sunday’s $100,000 Biogio’s Rose Stakes by a short head at Aqueduct.

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Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago

Two-day February sale is last opportunity to buy broodmare and broodmare prospects before the beginning of the breeding season and a solid marketplace for just-turned yearlings.

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DRF | 17 hours ago

Favored Fire, making his first start since finishing a troubled seventh in trials for the Hialeah Derby on Dec. 27, posted the fastest qualifying time during four heats Sunday for the South Florida Quarter Horse Derby at Hialeah Park.

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Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago

Videos show horses on sale grounds

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

Doug O’Neill wanted a swift, short breeze from Reddam Racing’s Nyquist eight days ahead of his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) and that’s what he got Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

Fruition Racing’s Stormdriver outbatted runner-up One Man’s King to win the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Stakes Feb. 6 at Delta Downs.

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DRF | 19 hours ago

Nyquist, the undefeated champion 2-year-old male of 2015, was pronounced ready for the start of his 3-year-old season in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 15 after a five-furlong workout in 59.38 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 20 hours ago

Not A Single Doubt’s daughter Let It Slip added the fifth stakes win in two days for sons of Redoute’s Choice with a strong late finish in Sunday’s Magic Millions Perth 3YO Trophy (R) LR…

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More Than Ready got his newest graded stakes winner on Saturday at Gulfstream Park as 4-year-old Tammy the Torpedo led the entire way to take the $150,000 Suwanee River S. (G3)…

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Governor Malibu, a 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon who had never been off the board in four starts prior to Saturday, upped his record with a solid 2 ½-length win…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

The Arrowfield firm of Redoute’s Choice & Sons enjoyed a spectacular Saturday afternoon, thanks to Group & Listed wins by Extreme Choice, Spill The Beans, Puritan & Twist Tops…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

The Arrowfield firm of Redoute’s Choice & Sons enjoyed a spectacular Saturday afternoon, thanks to Group & Listed wins by Extreme Choice, Spill The Beans, Puritan & Twist Tops…

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Spendthrift Farm’s Can the Man, the Grade 1-performing juvenile by leading sire Into Mischief, sired his first reported foal on February 3rd when a colt was born at Breakaway Farm in Indiana…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) (Ed. note: link to video of race below. Grades of races listed for informational purposes only. All Indian graded races qualify as Listed black type internationally.)  Desert God (Burden of Proof – Running Flame) beat the filly Myrtlewood (Multidimensional – Adamile) by half a length to win the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby, Gr.1 …

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Preakness winner Bernardini (A.P. Indy – Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) has 13 Triple Crown nominees this year, third behind only Uncle Mo (19) and Tapit (16). Standing at Darley for $100,000 in 2016, the same as his entry fee in 2007, the stallion has been on an extended roll since last summer after a …

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Tapit has started off 2016 where he left off at the end of 2015, and his headliners this week are Frosted, a very impressive winner in Dubai yesterday, and Mohaymen, the pro-tem leader of the 3-year-old division. Top sons will mean stallion sons, and Tapit will have every opportunity to establish his credentials as a …

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 56 mins ago

Lee Mottershead on growing concerns for riders risking health to keep weight down.

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Racing Post | 3 hours ago

PARTS of Taunton are waterlogged so officials will inspect the course at 2pm on Tuesday to determine if Thursday’s meeting can go ahead.

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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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