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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 | 18 mins ago

Taris, runaway winner of the Oct. 18 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November sale, where she will be offered by Darby Dan Sales.

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TDN | 21 mins ago

Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:43 PM ET

8th at BEL (Belmont Park)Chelsea Flower S. ($100K)     Winner: Miss Chatelaine by Pulpit
Favored Miss Chatelaine (f, 2, Pulpit) carves wi…

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Blood-Horse | 39 mins ago

California Chrome gets a bath after his work at Los Alamitos on Oct 25.

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TDN | 52 mins ago

Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:12 PM ET

7th at BEL (Belmont Park)Msw ($75K)     Winner: Classy Class by Discreetly Mine
Classy Class (c, 2, Discreetly Mine) leads home exacta fo…

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

The Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) field size appears to have grown by one after Salutos Amigos launched a powerful rally down the center of the track to take the $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 25 from Be

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Qatar Racing and Kingsclere Racing’s progressive Elm Park stepped up to the group I level with style Oct. 25 at Doncaster, scoring an authoritative win in the Racing Post Trophy for 2-year-olds.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

There are few lines of black type that can do more to boost a broodmare prospect’s résumé than a win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The list of Distaff winners includes some of the most important female runners of the past three decades. However, while a victory in the Breeders’ Cup may open doors in the sales ring and the stud barn, it has not guaranteed a bountiful career as a broodmare. Measured by success in the breeding shed, the spectrum of Distaff winners ranges from Broodmares of the Year to outright disappointments.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Despite Prayer for Relief having not visited the winner’s circle since, trainer Dale Romans believes the 6-year-horse belongs in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I).

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Despite Prayer for Relief having not visited the winner’s circle since, trainer Dale Romans believes the 6-year-horse belongs in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I).

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DRF | 2 hours ago

On Saturday, at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall, Calif., Calculator completed preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile by working six furlongs in 1:13.80.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Footage from California Chrome’s work at Los Alamitos on October 25 in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Footage from California Chrome’s work at Los Alamitos on October 25 in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Maybe it wasn’t an either/or situation after all for Salutos Amigos. After dominating Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap by 3 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park, David Jacobson, part-owner and trainer of Salutos Amigos, said he wants to wheel the horse back in next Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. Salutos Amigos was pre-entered for the Sprint and did make it into the body of the race.

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Farm Press Releases

Taris, the fastest 3-year-old filly in North America and recent runaway winner of Keeneland’s Raven Run S. (G2), has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton November sale on Nov. 3 in Lexington, KY where she’ll be offered by Darby Dan Sales…

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Arrowfield Stud | 20 hours ago

Manhattan Rain has four talented 3YOs knocking on the door of Melbourne Spring Carnival success and the door opened for his son Moonovermanhattan in Saturday’s Moonee Valley Vase G2…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

Lankan Rupee’s spectacular fourth Group 1 victory, in the Manikato Stakes, equals the Group 1 race record of his champion sire Redoute’s Choice…

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Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm has acquired half interest in undefeated Champagne S. (G1) winner and leading 2-year-old colt Daredevil in a partnership with Let’s Go Stable that was announced Friday…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Lankan Rupee has refreshed his world champion title in no uncertain terms with a powerhouse Group 1 victory…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

History-making racemare Makybe Diva is a big reason to mourn the death of her mother Tugela, but Arrowfield has a few other reasons to pay tribute to her…

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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 | 5 hours ago

PAUL NICHOLLS revealed the Cheltenham Gold Cup was still very much on the agenda for Silviniaco Conti even though he suspects the eight-year-old prefers to run on a flat track.

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First Group 1 winner for Phoenix Reach as Qatar Racing enjoy top-flight win in Britain more »

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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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