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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

DRF | 39 mins ago

Junior Alvarado will undergo surgery to repair an injury to his left shoulder and be out of action about two months. Alvarado was injured in a spill at Aqueduct on Sunday’s closing-day card.

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DRF | 45 mins ago

Question: Which name in the following list does not belong? Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Joe DiMaggio, Russell Baze. Answer: They all belong, right there in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

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DRF | 49 mins ago

Smack Smack can give 82-year-old trainer Don Von Hemel an early birthday gift Saturday in the $75,000 Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes. He will be one of the top contenders in the 1 1/16-mile race that serves as the centerpiece of the Fonner Park meet in Nebraska.

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DRF | 50 mins ago

Derick Giwner’s analysis of the Saturday 4/29 card at The Meadowlands.

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DRF | 54 mins ago

Two-time Canadian champion older male Are You Kidding Me will make his first start since finishing eighth in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap last November in Saturday’s Woodbine feature, an allowance over 1 1/16 miles on Tapeta that serves as the local prep for the Grade 2, $175,000 Eclipse Stakes on May 20.

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DRF | 54 mins ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Saturday 4/29 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 59 mins ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Saturday 4/29 card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Blood-Horse | 59 mins ago

J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at the potential pace of the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The Grade 1 winner By the Moon will make her next start in next Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park, trainer Michelle Nevin said Thursday.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The New York Racing Association announced the five nominees for the Mike Venezia Award, given to the jockey who displays extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Shaman Ghost, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in March, will make his next start in the $300,000 Pimlico Special on May 19, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Thursday.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Two-year-old champion Classic Empire and Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor could bring a lifelong dream to the Mark Casse barn in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 6. 

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

A Tiznow colt out of the Distorted Humor mare Moonbow lit up the board during the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale when he sold to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier for $2.45 million April 27.

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Farm Press Releases

Eclipse Thoroughbreds went to $300,000 for a filly by Congrats during Wednesday’s session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training…

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Bodemeister’s first colt to sell during Wednesday’s session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training brought a winning bid of $250,000 from top buyer Narvick International…

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First-Crop Sire Graydar’s $290,000 colt sold during Wednesday’s session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training…

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A filly by top-10 sire Malibu Moon brought a winning bid of $650,000 during Wednesday’s session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training…

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A filly by leading sales sire Distorted Humor brought a winning bid of $575,000 during Wednesday’s session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale…

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Salmanazar, a 2-year-old Shackleford colt making his first start, came home a 1 3/4-length winner in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight Thursday at Keeneland…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Despite a driving rainstorm and a three-wide trip the entire way in Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Maple S., Kinsley Kisses earned her fourth-career black type placing…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Kinsley Kisses will make her first stakes start of 2017 in the $100,000 Sugar Maple S. Saturday at Charles Town Races…

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Madefromlucky drew post four of seven in Saturday’s $750,000 Oaklawn H. (G2), the track’s premier race and for older horses…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 2 hours ago

Exciting front-runner Great Field led from start to finish under Jody McGarvey to maintain his perfect record over fences with a comfortable fourth success for Willie Mullins and JP McManus.

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Racing Post | 4 hours ago

A day on from a spectacular finish to the Punchestown Gold Cup, the County Kildare course served up another thriller as Unowhatimeanharry gained revenge on his Cheltenham conqueror Nichols Canyon following a memorable duel.

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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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