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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

DRF | 39 mins ago

Download positive ROI trainer statistics for Saturday’s cards at Aqueduct, Charles Town, Delta Downs, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sam Houston, Los Alamitos, Laurel Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Parx Racing, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise. The report features top trainer angles, top trainer/jockey combinations, and profitable betting angles based on a trainer’s record in similar situations.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., has canceled live racing for Saturday, according to track spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt. It is the sixth weather-related cancellation of the meet that opened in January.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

The Saturday, Feb. 28, race card at Oaklawn Park that featured two $75,000 stakes, has been canceled due to below freezing temperatures.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Download a list of horses exiting races where two or more of the competitors have come back to win their next starts. Saturday’s report features races from Aqueduct, Camarero Race Track, Charles Town, Churchill Downs, Delta Downs, Dubbo, Fair Grounds, Fonner Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Hawthorne, Sam Houston, Los Alamitos, Laurel Park, Mahoning Valley Racecourse, Oaklawn Park, Penn National, Rillito, Santa Anita, Sunland Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park, and Turf Paradise.

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TDN | 9 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:13 AM ET

8th at CAU (CAULFIELD)G1 Blue Diamond S. (A$1m)     Winner: Pride Of Dubai (Aus) by Street Cry (Ire)
Street Cry colt Pride Of Dubai wins…

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TDN | 11 hours ago

Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:54 AM ET

6th at WWF (WARWICK FARM)G1 Chipping Norton S. (A$500k)     Winner: Contributer (Ire) by High Chaparral (Ire)
Contributer (Ire) gives J…

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Monday 3/2 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 12 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Monday 3/2 card at Woodbine Harness.

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Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago

The California Horse Racing Board suspended A. C. Avila Feb. 27 for 60 days and fined the trainer $10,000 after one of the horses in his care tested positive for an elevated level of acepromazine.

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Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago

Meadowlands, which contracts with Monarch Content Management to negotiate host fees for its signal, issued a statement Feb. 27 on the ongoing dispute that is blacking out its signal from 23 racetracks.

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TDN | 16 hours ago

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:10 PM ET

Saturday sees the return to the races of Daredevil (More Than Ready) in the GII Fasig-Tipton Swale S. at…

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DRF | 17 hours ago

Trainer A.C. Avila has been suspended 60 days and fined $10,000 by the California Horse Racing Board after one of his runners tested in excess of the permitted level of the tranquilizer acepromazine.

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Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago

King T. Leatherbury’s evergreen Ben’s Cat has been named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

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Farm Press Releases

Eskendereya’s newly-turned 3-year-old Isabella Sings gave a virtuoso performance in her 2015 debut, wiring a strong allowance field at Gulfstream, in a swift 1:35.33…

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China Horse Club has acquired a minority interest in Grade 1 winner Daredevil, who’s set to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Swale S. (G2) at Gulfstream…

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Despite a tough start and wide trip, Northern Afleet’s top 3-year-old War Story was only beaten a length in the $400,000 Risen Star S. (G2)…

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The first juveniles by Archarcharch were in demand at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on Monday, February 23rd…

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The first auction two-year-old by Tizway sold for $200,000 at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training at Pamona on February 23rd…

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The first auction two-year-old by Tizway sold for $200,000 at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training at Pomona on February 23rd…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Fresh off her Grade 1 runner-up effort in the Las Virgenes S. (G1), Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-winning Light the City will face eight of the top 3-year-old fillies in the West, in the 48th running of the Santa Ysabel S. (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita…

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Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has a few targets in mind for Classy Class as far as a next start is concerned, including the Gotham and Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park…

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Terrible news that Legendary South African racehorse Horse Chestnut has passed on — Robert Brogan (@SAFBETTINGCLAN) February 20, 2015 -RIP Champ-

Today is a sad day for South African breeders as we mourn the loss of a true champion,Horse… http://t.co/kS8Dkofb0b — Drakenstein Stud (@DrakensteinStud) February 20, 2015 SA bids farewell to a legend as Horse Chestnut […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 2 hours ago

PAUL NICHOLLS won his seventh Greatwood Gold Cup and nailed a Saturday winner for the 18th successive week as topweight Sound Investment justified favouritism at 7-2 – having been advised by Pricewise at 6-1.

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Racing Post | 2 hours ago

PAUL NICHOLLS won his seventh Greatwood Gold Cup and nailed a Saturday winner for the 18th successive week as topweight Sound Investment justified favouritism at 7-2 – having been advised by Pricewise at 6-1.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 2 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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