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TC Insider presents
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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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) runner-up Luck of the Kitten will try to start his 3-year-old season on the right foot when he faces a large field in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT).

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

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DRF | 2 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

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DRF | 3 hours ago

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Tuesday 3/31 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

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DRF | 4 hours ago

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DRF | 4 hours ago

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Farm Press Releases

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Racing Post | 6 hours ago

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