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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

Blood-Horse | 8 mins ago

With the champion colt’s notorious training issues again flaring up at Saratoga Race Course this summer, Classic Empire has been shipped to Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala to prepare for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby (G1).

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DRF | 1 hour ago

For the second time this year, trainer Mark Casse has shipped Classic Empire to Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., with hopes of preparing him for success in a Grade 1 race.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

On the heels of the inaugrual Equestricon convention, the event’s founders are reflecting on what worked, what didn’t, and are already planning for year two.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Wednesday’s card at Saratoga.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Finest City, the champion female sprinter of 2016, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Jockey C.J. McMahon, who briefly tried the Kentucky circuit in 2013, is back in town, this time hoping to become a more permanent fixture.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

No one is quite sure whether or not it’s a record, but when Sue Martin, 63, won the first race Sunday at Ellis aboard Golden Fire Fly, she might have become the oldest female jockey ever to win a race in North America.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

If Arrogate can put himself back on form in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar less than a month after the worst race of his life, hindsight could view his stunning setback as a blip that exposed him as mortal, but not lesser.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Finest City, the reigning champion female sprinter, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale Nov. 6 in Lexington.  She will be consigned by trainer Ian Kruljac on behalf of owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Everett R. Dobson and John W. Phillips have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of John C. Harris and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Miss Temple City is considered a possible starter by trainer Graham Motion for the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf on Sept. 9, although he has not ruled out another race elsewhere to use as a prep for the Oct. 7 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Ten City, the colt who defeated Copper Bullet in the Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs, will make his next start Sunday in the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile in western Kentucky.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

If Saraguaro runs as well as he has been working, he is going to be a handful when he returns to the races in a $16,000 optional-claiming race at Gulfstream Park on Friday.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 12 hours ago

Arrowfield’s 2017 shuttle stallions have now arrived at the farm, ready to parade at next week’s Open House….

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Arrowfield Stud | 24 hours ago

Four Group 1-winning Arrowfield graduates were the only Australian-bred finalists for South Africa’s 2016/17 Equus Awards, and two of them won their respective categories…

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Artie B Good closed resolutely down the stretch to capture the $50,000 Jess Jackson Juvenile S. Aug. 13 at Santa Rosa by one length

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Artie B Good closed resolutely down the stretch to capture the $50,000 Jess Jackson Juvenile S. Aug. 13 at Santa Rosa by one length

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A filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Cross Traffic brought a winning bid of $175,000 during the first evening…

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A filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Cross Traffic brought a winning bid of $175,000 during the first evening…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

You can sit on a bench between the paddock and the grandstand at Saratoga and observe a lot. That’s where I was last Wednesday morning before the races, sitting with Frances J. Karon, editor of North American Trainer magazine, when we saw owner Peter Brant, daughter in tow, walking back and forth about a dozen …

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Cheyenne Stables and Gary Barber’s budding 2-year-old star Mo Diddley was entered in Sunday’s…

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Cheyenne Stables and Gary Barber’s budding 2-year-old star Mo Diddley was entered in Sunday’s…

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European Racing News

European Racing | 3 weeks ago

Enable produced arguably the performance of the season from any three-year-old so far when she won the Oaks in spectacular style at Epsom last month. She finished five lengths ahead of the well-backed Aidan O’Brien-trained favourite Rhododendron in an impressive outing. The victory in the middle-distance Classic not only ensured that John Gosden’s filly entered […]

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Racing Post | 2 months 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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