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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

TDN | 48 mins ago

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:55 PM ET

6th at KEE (Keeneland)Alw ($58K)     Winner: Eagle by Candy Ride (ARG)
Eagle (Candy Ride {Arg}) soars clear to score in Keeneland 2-year…

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Of 201 horses pre-entered to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, 38 raced or trained at Keeneland in September or October.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

James Witherite’s analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Vernon Downs.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Brewster Smith’s analysis of the Friday 10/24 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

U.S. prosecutors have agreed to drop a three-count federal indictment alleging race fixing against the trainer David Wells in exchange for Wells pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” in a Pennsylvania state court, according to court documents filed last week.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Wednesday proved to be another slow day on the Breeders’ Cup workout front, with the monotony of the long morning finally broken when Private Prospect came out after the second renovation break to work six furlongs for the Juvenile.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Recount, the Arlington-Washington Futurity winner in his most recent start, won’t race again until 2015, trainer Jim DiVito said last week.

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TDN | 2 hours ago

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:45 PM ET

FTKOCT (Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale)
hip 984     Yearling F     Tapit–Sage Cat     410,000
  Breeder: Steven Sinatra & David Smith (KY)
  Consignor: Woods Edge Farm (Peter O?Callaghan), agent
  Buyer: Conquest Stables LLC

Conquest Stables bests mark it set at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling sale; goes to $410K for Tapit filly.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Speedy Dimension will be seeking his second consecutive stakes win at 6 1/2 furlongs on grass when he lines up in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Saturday’s $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over a mile on turf at Santa Anita will have a large field, and a strong team from trainer Tom Proctor’s stable.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Veteran trainer Dave Hinsley won two races from 31 starts during the 2013 fall-winter meeting at Hawthorne. It took Hinsley all of three starts to eclipse that win total at the ongoing meet.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has not ridden since Sept. 28 after being kicked in the chest during a post parade, is aiming for a comeback Sunday at Santa Anita.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Ducduc’s sharp form belies his age. The 8-year-old Grade 3 winner has won his last two starts and will attempt to keep rolling Friday in the ninth race at Gulfstream Park West. His task will not be an easy one, however, as Rock Alex figures to go favored one start after running third to Bahamian Squall, who on Monday was pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

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Farm Press Releases

WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N…

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November consignments are red-carpet ready

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Daring Kathy, a daughter of Journeyman Stud stallion Wildcat Heir, was much the best in winning the $90,000 Cellars Shiraz Stakes on October 18 at Gulfstream Park West.

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Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita…

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Two-time champion Beholder will not be able to defend her title in the Oct. 31 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) after spiking a fever Sunday morning at Santa Anita…

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Arrowfield Stud | 4 days ago

Strong performances by Crafty, Light Up Manhattan & Manhattan Avenue have shot Manhattan Avenue into second spot on the Second Season Sires’ list…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Light the City ascended to new heights Sunday as the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer drew off to a 2 ½-length victory in the $99,000 Anoakia S…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ juvenile filly Paige added Grade 1 blacktype to her resume, with a strong third-place effort in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) at Keeneland on October 3rd…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ two-year-old filly Paige seeks her third straight victory in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) over 1 1/16 miles on the brand new racing surface at Keeneland Racecourse on Friday…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 4 hours ago

LAST year’s spectacular Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Magician will bid to put what has been a disappointing season behind him when he returns to Santa Anita to defend his title on November 1.

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Racing Post | 4 hours ago

LAST year’s spectacular Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Magician will bid to put what has been a disappointing season behind him when he returns to Santa Anita to defend his title on November 1.

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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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