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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

DRF | 1 hour ago

The best horse in Friday’s eighth race at Gulfstream Park, a $43,000 first-level allowance with a $16,000 claiming condition, isn’t much in doubt. It’s 6-year-old Tenango, who in finishing second vs. similar competition Aug. 13 earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 93, a figure 17 to 32 points higher than the last-race figures of his six rivals.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Dr J Hanover has made winning a habit this year at Yonkers Raceway. On Saturday, he will try to continue his success at The Hilltop in the $500,000 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old pacers.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Trainer Chad Brown has won 23 turf races at the meet, including nine stakes, six of which were graded. Saturday, he’ll have multiple runners in both graded turf stakes on the card.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Dave Hulkewicz is getting ready to return from a four-year layoff. Hulkewicz, an owner who lives in Dallas, has been shopping for racing-age horses at Del Mar and said Monday during an auction at Lone Star Park that he would like to be active during the Oaklawn Park meet that opens in January.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Mike Lakow, who served as racing secretary at NYRA from 1993-2005, has been retained by three-time Eclipse Award winning jockey Javier Castellano to be his agent starting with the Belmont fall meet, which begins Sept. 9.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented in Saturday’s Grade 1 Spinaway by both Cherry Lodge and Sweet Loretta, who are part of a seven-horse field entered for seven-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Multiple graded stakes-placed Swipe has been retired from racing and is entered in the Keeneland November breeding stock sale as a stallion prospect, Keith Desormeaux’s assistant trainer Julie Clark reported Aug. 31.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Frosted will have eight challengers when he seeks his third straight Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s $600,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, and his biggest threat may come from his own barn.

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OBS Sales | 2 hours ago

A filly by Archarcharch and a colt by Dialed In each brought $55,000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 August Yearling Sale. Hip No. 672, a daughter of Archarcharch consigned by …

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Trainer Tony O’Sullivan will send out Beyond Delight, who won his Metro Pace elimination at 20-1, and Calvin K, who finished second to Windsong Napoleon in his elimination, in the C$661,000 Metro Pace final on Saturday, September 3 at Mohawk Racetrack.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Gio Ponti, three-time Eclipse Award winner, got off to a slow start as a sire when his first foals reached the racetrack last year. He failed to get a stakes winner and had just eight winners from 46 starters and progeny earnings of $452,601. As could be expected for a horse who himself got better with age and distance, Gio Ponti’s progeny are performing far better as 3-year-olds – and he has a chance for two of his runners to be champions by year-end.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Trainer Keith Desormeaux has expected better performances than he has gotten from Miss Southern Miss, and is hoping the seven-furlong distance of the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante will lead to a breakthrough stakes win for her.

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Farm Press Releases

Our Way found his way to the Saratoga winner’s circle with a last-to-first run in the $100,000 Better Talk Now S. over the inner turf course…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Last season’s Champion First Season Sire Smart Missile has kept up his good work in the first month of 2016/17 with six new winners since 1 August…

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Adios Valencia got a ground-saving trip to score her first stakes victory in the Group 3 Clasico Rio Camu…

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Vai’s powerful debut performance Sunday at Del Mar resulted in a 2 1/4-length victory for the 2-year-old Tapizar filly…

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The nation’s leading sire Tapit got his 20th TDN Rising Star on Saturday when the regally-bred Life’s Blessings powered to a 4 1/4-length victory…

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Leading First-Crop Sire Dialed In got his second winner in as many days on Sunday when It’s Your Nickel rallied for a three-quarter maiden special weight length victory…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Jim Wells and Cheyenne Stables’ Grade 1-placed filly Paige, who has found a home on the turf, will break from post 1 in Saturday’s $75,000 Steve Pini Memorial S…

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Shake Down Baby hit her best stride in the final furlong to surge to a 2 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s $125,000 La Prevoyante S. at Woodbine…

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Genre repelled a stiff challenge in the stretch from Penwith to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. by 1 1/2-lengths…

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European Racing News

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Racing Post | 3 hours ago

THE LATEST chapter of the Frankel story could be penned at Haydock on Thursday and Friday when the next pair of the former Sir Henry Cecil-trained superstar’s offspring are set to hit the track for the first time.

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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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