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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 | 2 hours ago

Rookie trotting fillies squared off in a pair of $20,000 Jim Doherty Memorial eliminations on Friday night at the Meadowlands, with heavy favorite Ariana G remaining unbeaten in the first elimination, and Chezatter pulling a slight upset in the other.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Rock The Boat, making his debut off three qualifiers at the Meadowlands, clicked off a 1:52 4/5 mile to lead the way in the trio of New York Sire Stakes splits for 2-year-old colt pacers on Friday night at Tioga Downs. The Ron Burke barn bagged the other two splits with Miso Fast, who is now three-for-three in his career, and Rock It Scott.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

You’re Late was right on time on Friday at Del Mar, as the improving 2-year-old filly won her second straight race, and first in a stakes, when capturing the $98,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Arlington International and Hawthorne Race Course for the second year in a row submitted a negotiated annual racing dates request to the Illinois Racing Board.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

The two remaining Chicago-area tracks, for the second straight year, have submitted coordinated dates requests for the coming year to the Illinois Racing Board.

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DRF | 6 hours ago

Friday’s $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga went pretty much as expected with trainer Chad Brown finishing one-two as Connect recorded a one-length, gate-to-wire victory over Gift Box. The performance likely earned both horses a spot in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes here on Aug. 27.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Ellis Park canceled its last two races July 29 after a thunderstorm blew through the area, causing overflowed drains and standing water on the track.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Connect and Gift Box, stablemates trained by Chad Brown, matched strides down the stretch in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes but pacesetter Connect dug in and edged away to win by about a length June 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Grandma’s Princess won a speed duel and scored a half-length victory in a slowly run edition of the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie on Thursday night at Prairie Meadows.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

DRF handicapper Dan Illman outlines his strategy for playing Saturday’s program at Saratoga.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Some trainer angles to watch at the current Del Mar summer meet.

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DRF | 8 hours ago

Sunday’s feature, with multiple high-end allowance conditions and an $80,000 claiming option, didn’t just scrape onto the card, either: A deep field of 10 was entered, and even if late-week wet weather around Arlington persists, the race should hold together fairly well if it must be moved to Polytrack. Coco Mon holds some appeal on either turf or Polytrack

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

The Thoroughbred Breeders of Australia at its board meeting last week voted unanimously to oppose new rules for foal and their owners. Horse owners say the rules are being forced upon them by the nation’s racing regulator, Racing Australia.

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Farm Press Releases

Congrats’ top-class mare Haveyougoneaway won her fifth stakes, and first in a graded race with a gallant victory in the $200,000 Honorable Miss H. (G2)…

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Top-five First-Crop Sire Tapizar tallied his fifth winner on July 23 when Tapizada won a maiden special weight affair in her first outing…

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Madrugador’s maiden special weight victory on July 24 gave Shackleford his sixth winner from his first crop, which leads all Freshman Sires of 2016…

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Spendthrift Farm is teaming up with Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) to offer a unique…

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With a bold move in the stretch through the narrowest of openings, Tapit’s 3-year-old daughter Tin Type Gal captured the $100,000 Boiling Springs S. (G3)…

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Levante Lion is now a perfect 2-for-2 following the 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile’s victory in the July 23 Hakodate Nisai S. (G3) on July 24…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ consistent 4-year-old filly Genre will face a small but select field in Sunday’s $100,000 Molly Pitcher S. (G3) at Monmouth Park…

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Noble Quality’s came up just a neck short of the win in Saturday’s $60,000 Lamplighter S., chasing a slow pace to just miss…

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Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-placed colt Noble Quality will try for his first black type victory in Sunday’s $60,000 Lamplighter S. at Monmouth Park…

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European Racing News

Stable star Take Cover continued his fine record in the King George Stakes more »

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Racing Post | 10 hours ago

CAROLINE MCNAMARA received a standing ovation from the large attendance when she spoke movingly at the end of the funeral mass for her husband John Thomas in St Michael’s Church in Manister parish County Limerick on Friday morning.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 3 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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