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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 | 57 mins ago

Stellar Wind – like Accelerate owned by Kosta and Pete Hronis, trained by John Sadler, and ridden by Victor Espinoza – worked at 6:30 Sunday morning in preparation for this Sunday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes, in which Stellar Wind is the defending race winner.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Final Copy punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Stakes with a well-timed score over Conquest Lemonraid in the $119,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Final Copy punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Stakes with a well-timed score over Conquest Lemonraid in the $119,400 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

With three wins on Saratoga Race Course’s July 22 card, including Lady Eli’s triumphant return to the track’s winner’s circle with her game victory in the grade 1 Diana Stakes, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits at his barn Sunday morning.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

With three wins on Saratoga Race Course’s July 22 card, including Lady Eli’s triumphant return to the track’s winner’s circle with her game victory in the grade 1 Diana Stakes, trainer Chad Brown was in good spirits at his barn Sunday morning.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Having won back-to-back Grade 1 victories the last two months, Lady Eli has positioned herself for a run at an Eclipse Award that, to date, has been the only thing that has eluded the gutsy 5-year-old mare.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Having won back-to-back Grade 1 victories the last two months, Lady Eli has positioned herself for a run at an Eclipse Award that, to date, has been the only thing that has eluded the gutsy 5-year-old mare.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

After a couple of disappointing afternoons to begin the Saratoga meet, trainer Steve Asmussen needed a pick-me-up. He got just that Sunday morning when Gun Runner worked a strong five furlongs in 59.86 seconds over the main track in preparation for his start in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

After a couple of disappointing afternoons to begin the Saratoga meet, trainer Steve Asmussen needed a pick-me-up. He got just that Sunday morning when Gun Runner worked a strong five furlongs in 59.86 seconds over the main track in preparation for his start in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes on Aug. 5.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Monday’s card at Saratoga.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona highlights some contenders on Monday’s card at Saratoga.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

The morning after Arrogate’s stunning loss in the San Diego Handicap, the worst performance of the brilliant colt’s career, trainer Bob Baffert said the horse had come out of the race well, and that he expected Arrogate to rebound in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 19, for which the San Diego is a prep.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

The morning after Arrogate’s stunning loss in the San Diego Handicap, the worst performance of the brilliant colt’s career, trainer Bob Baffert said the horse had come out of the race well, and that he expected Arrogate to rebound in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 19, for which the San Diego is a prep.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 16 hours ago

Animal Kingdom’s latest winners have advertised his burgeoning prospects as a sire with quality maiden victories for leading stables in Australia & the United States…

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Curious Rumor held off the late charge of Per La Bella to score by a head in her maiden special weight debut Saturday at Emerald Downs…

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Spendthrift Farm’s first-crop sire Liaison tallied his fourth winner on July 22 when the 2-year-old filly Allotment scampered to a 2 ¾-length score…

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Quiet Flattering flew through the Prairie Meadows stretch en route to a 10 ½-length maiden score on July 22…

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Dream It Is put on a show in the Saratoga stretch on Friday afternoon as the 2-year-old Shackleford filly blew away the competition in the $150,000 Schuylerville S. (G3)…

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Dream It Is put on a show in the Saratoga stretch on Friday afternoon as the 2-year-old Shackleford filly blew away the competition in the $150,000 Schuylerville S. (G3)…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Clothes Fall Off will return to the races following a brief break in Wednesday’s $200,000 Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga.

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After taking a few months off from the races, Cheyenne Stables’ turf marathon specialist Paige will make her return in the $200,000 Robert Dick Memorial S. (G3) July 8 at Delaware Park…

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After taking a few months off from the races, Cheyenne Stables’ turf marathon specialist Paige will make her return in the $200,000 Robert Dick Memorial S. (G3) July 8 at Delaware Park…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago

Padraig Beggy, who burst on to the big-race stage when partnering Wings Of Eagles to a surprise win in the Investec Derby this month, will be a spectator when the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is run at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Racing Post | 3 weeks ago

Padraig Beggy, who burst on to the big-race stage when partnering Wings Of Eagles to a surprise win in the Investec Derby this month, will be a spectator when the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is run at the Curragh on Saturday.

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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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