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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

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Kentucky-bred filly wins in England

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DRF | 3 hours ago

A talented group of 19 three-year-old pacers have been split into two $75,000 divisions for this Saturday’s Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack.

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OBS Sales | 5 hours ago

OBS June Two Year Olds and Horses of Racing Age June 14 – 17, 2016 Under Tack Show  Hip No. 1 – 200  Sunday June 5, 2016 7:30 a.m. Hip No. 201 – 400  Monday June 6, 2016  7:30 a.m. Hip No. …

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DRF | 5 hours ago

With Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist out of the picture, Preakness hero Exaggerator will garner most of the attention here in the final 12 days leading to the Belmont Stakes.

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DRF | 6 hours ago

Not For Love, a perennial leading sire in Maryland and prominent broodmare sire, died Sunday due to complications from colic. He was 26.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Ceremony to honor retired jockey is set for June 12, Woodbine Oaks Day.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Another Saratoga Springs-based organization has issued a call for privatization of the New York Racing Association as state lawmakers work on legislation that will shape the future structure of the organization.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Not For Love, Maryland’s leading sire for more than a dozen years, was euthanized the evening of May 29 because of complications from colic.

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The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, May 19.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Meet from July 2-Sept. 5 will provide Kentucky with a summer 2-year-old stakes.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Six players won their way into the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge this Saturday in the final contest on the old BCQualify.com. Future BCQ events will be held on the new DRF Tournaments platform, which can be found at tournaments.drf.com.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Preakness winner Exaggerator got a bit more serious about his training for the June 11 Belmont Stakes with a strong gallop over the main track Tuesday morning that saw him go his last half-mile in 56.50 seconds.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

The 2016 Pennsylvania-bred stakes schedule, valued at $2.2 million, kicked off May 28 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and will continue June 4 at Parx Racing.

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Farm Press Releases

Getting a patient stalking trip under Martin Garcia, Spendthrift Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Cyrus Alexander scored his first stakes win in Monday’s Lone Star Park Handicap (G3)

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With a tremendous finishing kick, Tapitation rolled from last to first in the final quarter mile of the $125,000 Kingston S. on Sunday at Belmont Park, winning the one mile turf affair by 1 3/4-lengths…

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Weekend Hideaway, one of Speightstown’s most prolific stakes performers over the past few years, racked up his seventh added-money victory on Memorial Day…

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Darby Dan’s freshman sire Shackleford has caught fire with his first crop of 2-year-olds, as the Classic-winning, three-time Grade 1 winner picked up his third Maiden Special Weight winner in as many days when Oxblood captured his debut Sunday in a $59,000 race at Woodbine…

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Darby Dan’s freshman sire Shackleford has caught fire with his first crop of 2-year-olds, as the Classic-winning, three-time Grade 1 winner picked up his third Maiden Special Weight winner in as many days when Oxblood captured his debut Sunday in a $59,000 race at Woodbine…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Dundeel the racehorse lit up Randwick, Rosehill and Caulfield – now his outstanding first weanlings have lit up the Magic Millions sale-ring…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Fresh off his solid third-place effort in his first stakes start, Cheyenne Stables’ Noble Quality will make his next start in Saturday’s Pennine Ridge S. (G3)…

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Making her first start around two turns, Kinsley Kisses held her own against some of the best 3-year-old fillies in the country…

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Kinsley Kisses, placed last out in the Beaumont S. (G3), will be part of a full field of 14 3-year-old fillies in the May 20 Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2)…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 4 hours ago

GRAND NATIONAL-winning rider David Mullins suffered a suspected broken collarbone in a fall at Ballinrobe on Tuesday night.

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Racing Post | 6 hours ago

DEAUVILLE and Idaho were the market movers for the Investec Derby on Tuesday as heavy rain fell at Epsom, while their Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemate US Army Ranger was pushed out to as big as 11-2 with Betfred.

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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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