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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 | 4 hours ago

The California Horse Racing Board suspended A. C. Avila Feb. 27 for 60 days and fined the trainer $10,000 after one of the horses in his care tested positive for an elevated level of acepromazine.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Meadowlands, which contracts with Monarch Content Management to negotiate host fees for its signal, issued a statement Feb. 27 on the ongoing dispute that is blacking out its signal from 23 racetracks.

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TDN | 4 hours ago

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:10 PM ET

Saturday sees the return to the races of Daredevil (More Than Ready) in the GII Fasig-Tipton Swale S. at…

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DRF | 5 hours ago

Trainer A.C. Avila has been suspended 60 days and fined $10,000 by the California Horse Racing Board after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of the tranquilizer acepromazine.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

King T. Leatherbury’s evergreen Ben’s Cat has been named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Media outlets in Cincinnati and Las Vegas report that Caesars Entertainment on Feb. 26 sold off enough of its interest in Turfway Park to Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ohio Ventures to make Rock Ohio the majority owner of the track.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Download DRF Plus handicapping reports for Friday’s races, including DRF Daily GamePlan, the Positive ROI Report, and Key Race Report.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Jeremey Day’s analysis of the Sunday 3/1 card at Balmoral Park.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Private Prospect, a multiple stakes winner who finished an uncharacteristic seventh in the Grade 3 Southwest, will not advance to the Rebel, said trainer Mike Campbell. The horse’s next start is still being determined, he said, but an option is the $100,000 Gazebo for 3-year-olds at six furlongs March 21 at Oaklawn.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

I Spent It, the winner of the Grade 2 Saratoga Special last August, is nearing a return to action, according to trainer Tony Dutrow.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Ivan Fallunovalot, who has put up some of the best Beyer Speed Figures in 2015, is scheduled to make his next start in the $100,000 Hot Springs at Oaklawn on March 7, said trainer Tom Howard.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Suffolk Downs and a local horsemen’s group have reached a deal allowing the group to lease the track for brief live race meets in 2015 and 2016, the two parties announced Friday.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Salutos Amigos, among the top sprinters on the East Coast if not the country, is “50-50” to make next Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap here, according to trainer and part-owner David Jacobson.

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Farm Press Releases

Eskendereya’s newly-turned 3-year-old Isabella Sings gave a virtuoso performance in her 2015 debut, wiring a strong allowance field at Gulfstream, in a swift 1:35.33…

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China Horse Club has acquired a minority interest in Grade 1 winner Daredevil, who’s set to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Swale S. (G2) at Gulfstream…

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Despite a tough start and wide trip, Northern Afleet’s top 3-year-old War Story was only beaten a length in the $400,000 Risen Star S. (G2)…

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The first juveniles by Archarcharch were in demand at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on Monday, February 23rd…

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The first auction two-year-old by Tizway sold for $200,000 at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training at Pamona on February 23rd…

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The first auction two-year-old by Tizway sold for $200,000 at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training at Pomona on February 23rd…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Fresh off her Grade 1 runner-up effort in the Las Virgenes S. (G1), Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-winning Light the City will face eight of the top 3-year-old fillies in the West, in the 48th running of the Santa Ysabel S. (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita…

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Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has a few targets in mind for Classy Class as far as a next start is concerned, including the Gotham and Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park…

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Terrible news that Legendary South African racehorse Horse Chestnut has passed on — Robert Brogan (@SAFBETTINGCLAN) February 20, 2015 -RIP Champ-

Today is a sad day for South African breeders as we mourn the loss of a true champion,Horse… http://t.co/kS8Dkofb0b — Drakenstein Stud (@DrakensteinStud) February 20, 2015 SA bids farewell to a legend as Horse Chestnut […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 9 hours ago

RICHARD KINGSCOTE, who broke his right arm, wrist and elbow and punctured both lungs in a five-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton in November, is hoping to be back in action from next weekend after he was passed fit to ride by his surgeon on Friday.

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Racing Post | 9 hours ago

RICHARD KINGSCOTE, who broke his right arm, wrist and elbow and punctured both lungs in a five-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton in November, is hoping to be back in action from next weekend after he was passed fit to ride by his surgeon on Friday.

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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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