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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

Blood-Horse | 41 mins ago

Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Brittlyn Stables’ Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Courtlandt Farms’ homebred Strike Charmer broke through at the graded level with a good rally Nov. 22, claiming the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Sunbean notched the 11th stakes win of his career Saturday, when he powered to a five-length win in the $250,000 Delta Downs Mile. Agent Di Nozzo finished second, while it was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third to Grand Contender.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

A move to the West Coast this fall has made a stakes winner of Three Hearts, the upset winner of Saturday’s $101,500 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Dom the Bomb was bet down to 2-5 odds Saturday at Hawthorne in the $60,175 Sun Power Stakes, and the price was utterly realistic. Blasting away from his rivals at the top of the stretch after pressing the early pace, Dom the Bomb ran solo through the final furlong, winning the Sun Power, a race restricted to Illinois-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings, by 11 3/4 lengths.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Ocho Ocho Ocho remained undefeated in three starts Saturday after he won a photo over Mr. Z in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, and then withstood both a stewards’ inquiry as well as an objection from the rider of third-place finisher Far Right.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Breeders’ Cup winner Take Charge Brandi furthered her case for an Eclipse Award for champion 2-year-old filly Saturday, when she drove to a 1 1/2-length win over Skipalute in the Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess. It was another length back in third to Majestic Presence.

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OBS Sales | 3 hours ago

DP Racing, LLC’s unbeaten Ocho Ocho Ocho hooked up Mr. Z on the turn in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3) and was best by a nose at the wire after a stretch-long battle. It’s the second stakes score and first …

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Daring Kathy notched her first graded stakes win with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length triumph over Cushion in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap at Gulfstream Park West.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22.

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TDN | 3 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:08 PM ET

9th at GPW (Gulfstream Park West)GIII My Charmer H. ($115k)     Winner: Daring Kathy by Wildcat Heir
Daring Kathy (f, 3, Wildcat Heir) w…

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TDN | 3 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 PM ET

7th at DED (Delta Downs)GIII Delta Downs Jackpot ($1 million)     Winner: Ocho Ocho Ocho by Street Sense
‘TDN Rising Star’ Ocho Ocho Och…

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Farm Press Releases

It has been a banner year for Journeyman Stud. Stallions standing at the farm sired all six winners of the Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park. In addition, in two of the FSS races it was a Journeyman Stud stallions trifecta, as well as a 1-2 and tw…

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Arrowfield Stud | 21 hours ago

All American’s son Eisenhower scored his second win in as many starts when he prevailed in a tight finish at Randwick on Saturday…

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Arrowfield Stud | 24 hours ago

leading first season sire Beneteau posted his second winner when debutante Aegean Sea led all the way at Royal Randwick…

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Warrior Forever overcame a couple of troubled moments to emerge a two-length winner in a maiden special weight event on Thursday…

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Top-five freshman sire Temple City tallied his tenth winner on Tuesday when W B and Me cruised to a 1 ¾ length maiden special weight victory…

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Pair of Darby Dan Distaffers Top $2 Million At Fasig-Tipton

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ 2-year-old filly Light the City finished a game third, beaten little more than a length, in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz S. Sunday at Del Mar…

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Cheyenne Stables’ unbeaten 2-year-old filly Light the City will try to run her record to 3-for-3 when she breaks from the rail in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz S. Sunday at Del Mar…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Classy Class lived up to his name today, with a decisive debut victory in a $75,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 10 hours ago

NEARLY all the big names of the Hong Kong racing scene – plus a couple of high-profile visitors from other parts of the Far East – will be in action on Sunday when Sha Tin stages a dress rehersal for next month’s richly endowed International meeting

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Racing Post | 11 hours ago

SILVINIACO CONTI reclaimed his Betfair Chase crown and landed the race for a sixth time for champion trainer Paul Nicholls with a determined, tough and resolute performance.

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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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