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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 | 28 mins ago

The 8-year-old gelding Hogy and jockey Florent Geroux have been reunited, and the two must have felt very good setting a course record in winning the $50,000 Colonel Power Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

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DRF | 56 mins ago

Hong Kong selections for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Derek’s Smile finished three-quarters of a length clear of Uncle B in winning the third running of the $75,000 Texas Glitter at Gulfstream Park, reversing his dismaying performance here Feb. 4 in the Swale Stakes.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

I don’t know who will win the election to be U.S. Trotting Association President. I do know that whichever candidate does win, he will not issue an Executive Order banning Australian or New Zealand pacers or French Trotters from entering the Unites States. I am also sure that we will not have one candidate win the popular vote and another win the Electoral vote.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

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

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

In what will be his lone serious work in advance of the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4, Irish War Cry got the thumbs up from his conditioner when he covered five furlongs in 1:01.65 Saturday morning.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Wet conditions could not prevent Winx from extending her winning streak to 15 races in Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse outside of Sydney, Australia.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

A Tapit colt bought back for $625,000 tops list of juveniles entered in the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale that have previously gone through a sales ring.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

Trainer Graham Motion said he “couldn’t be happier” with Irish War Cry’s final work for next Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes after his undefeated 3-year-old breezed five furlongs in 1:01.80 and galloped out six panels in 1:13.40 on Saturday morning at Palm Meadows.

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DRF | 5 hours ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Saturday’s card at Aqueduct.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Winx, a 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry, sailed to a two-length victory in the TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick.
 

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DRF | 8 hours ago

The catalog for the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is now online, featuring 129 entries.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Easter Indy won the $100,000 Downthedustyroad Stakes for the second year in a row on Friday, when she stalked the pace, then rolled home by a length at Oaklawn Park. Lady Lake finished second, and it was a nose farther back to Nikki’s Rose in third.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

New Zealand-based juvenile Summer Passage and Melbourne 3YO Farson gave the sensational Snitzel his ninth same-day stakes double on Saturday…

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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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Arrowfield Stud | 3 days 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 | 4 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 | 5 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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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 | 2 hours ago

BARRY GERAGHTY remains hopeful of riding at the Cheltenham Festival in just over two weeks despite suffering a partially collapsed lung and cracked rib after falling from Charli Parcs at Kempton on Saturday.

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Racing Post | 4 hours ago

BARRY GERAGHTY was facing the prospect of staying in hospital overnight after suffering a fall on Charli Parcs at Kempton 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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