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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 | 6 hours ago

The group 3 U.A.E. Oaks Sponsored by Al Naboodah-Ashok Leyland and the Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah VDL Buses highlighted racing at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 23.

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Running Dragon kept her winning streak alive with a clear 1 1/2-length victory in the February 19, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred sophomores at Sunland Park.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

American Horse Council Foundation still $150,000 short of goal, and needs help in order to ensure that this important update to economic data about the equine industry is completed.

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Shacklefords Lady turned in another dominating performance in her second lifetime start Feb. 23 at Penn National…

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Gemologist tallied his first graded stakes winner of 2017 on Feb. 19 when the 3-year-old colt Golden Diamond captured the George Washington S. (G3)…

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Heavy favorites Mubtaahij and Vaziribad both were defeated, but it was a good night Thursday at Meydan Racecourse for Godolphin, which won three races on the card.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

One Liner ran his perfect record to 3 for 3 in this, his stakes debut and first start around two turns in the Southwest Stakes at Oalawn Park. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure equal to that of Classic Empire in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, the fastest figs earned on the Derby trail to date.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Friday’s card at Aqueduct.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Jay Bergman’s analysis of the Saturday 2/25 card at The Meadowlands.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Hot City Girl, who won Saturday’s Broadway Stakes, will get at least one more race and will point to the $125,000 Correction Stakes at Aqueduct on March 18, trainer Linda Rice said Thursday.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Saturday 2/25 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Saturday 2/25 card at Woodbine Harness.

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Farm Press Releases

Shacklefords Lady turned in another dominating performance in her second lifetime start Feb. 23 at Penn National…

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Gemologist tallied his first graded stakes winner of 2017 on Feb. 19 when the 3-year-old colt Golden Diamond captured the George Washington S. (G3)…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

A Flemington Group race quinella Arrowfield graduates Kenedna and Extra Olives has given Not A Single Doubt his 36th stakeswinner, and Redoute’s Choice a new Group performer…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

Cataract King’s story began on a high note: he was conceived in his sire Flying Spur’s Premiership…

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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days ago

Ducimus lived up to his name, his sale-topping status and his sire’s premiership ambitions with a bold victory in Saturday’s VRC Talindert S. LR…

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Into Mischief’s 3-year-old son One Liner came to Oaklawn Park for his first stakes outing in the $500,000 Southwest S., and the colt thrust himself squarely into the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) discussion with a 3 1/2-length victory…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Clothes Fall Off turned in her best performance in nearly a year in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie H. (G2) at Laurel Park…

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After running a solid second in last year’s Barbara Fritchie S. (G2), Cheyenne Stables, Southern Equine Stable and Gatewood Bell’s Clothes Fall Off is back for another try…

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After a rough start cost him any chance in the Toboggan S. (G3) last month, Cheyenne Stables’ Classy Class will have a chance to redeem himself in Saturday’s $250,000 General George S. (G3)…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 11 hours ago

COLIN TIZZARD said on Thursday it is only Cue Card’s age keeping him from being favourite for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, and that he continues to work with youthful exuberance.

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Racing Post | 11 hours ago

COLIN TIZZARD said on Thursday it is only Cue Card’s age keeping him from being favourite for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, and that he continues to work with youthful exuberance.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 4 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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