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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 | 1 hour ago

The amazing Fourstar Crook, who has won eight consecutive starts since October 2015, will put her streak on the line Friday at Saratoga when defending her title in the Yaddo Stakes, one of two New York-bred turf stakes on New York Showcase Day, along with the West Point. Both races cover 1 1/16 miles and offer purses of $150,000.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Aug. 24, 2017

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The sensational 3-year-old filly Daz Lin Dawn will tackle older fillies for the first time in the fillies division of the CTHS Sales Stakes at Hastings on Friday.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Garnet Barnsdale’s analysis of the Friday 8/25 card at Mohawk Racetrack.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Last week I wrote about the importance of being able to handicap yourself as a contest player. But how does one do that in the real world? The answer is simple: Keep records.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Brewster Smith’s analysis of the Friday 8/25 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Ulysses is no Trojan horse. The 4-year-old colt is all solid racehorse now, improving start by start, and after an impressive two-length win over Churchill on Wednesday at York in the Group 1 Juddmonte International, his connections are pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

A colt by Smiling Tiger was sold for $67,000 to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s summer yearling and mixed sale Aug. 22 in Auburn, Wash., that saw across-the-board declines.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

A stretch battle between 3-year-old stars Barney Roy (GB) and Churchill (IRE) in the Aug. 23 Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) was eclipsed in the closing yards as Ulysses (IRE) swept by on their outside to left that duo well in his wake.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

The two experienced horsemen have joined together under the banner to offer their bloodstock services for those looking to purchase Thoroughbreds privately or at public auction.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

The Timonium race meet at the Maryland State Fair begins a seven-day run Friday with higher purses and, for the first time in years, a stakes race.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Saturday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for 3-year-olds at Del Mar is likely to draw two Grade 1 winners in Gormley and Klimt as well as Battle of Midway, who was third in the Kentucky Derby. The quality of the projected field does not match the prize money.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

According to track officials, the mutuel handle is up at the spring-summer meet at Gulfstream Park, and races like the ninth on Friday illustrate why.

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Farm Press Releases

Verve’s Tale got her second career stakes win Sunday at Saratoga when the 4-year-old Tale of Ekati filly prevailed by a nose in a stretch-long duel with Blue Prize (ARG) in the $100,000 Summer Colony S…

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Verve’s Tale got her second career stakes win Sunday at Saratoga when the 4-year-old Tale of Ekati filly prevailed by a nose in a stretch-long duel with Blue Prize (ARG) in the $100,000 Summer Colony S…

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Red Peril became Jimmy Creed’s eighth winner from his first crop on Aug. 20 in a five-furlong maiden special weight affair…

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Red Peril became Jimmy Creed’s eighth winner from his first crop on Aug. 20 in a five-furlong maiden special weight affair…

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Too Tall Tony repelled several challenges to claim a half-length maiden special weight victory Saturday on the Louisiana Downs turf course…

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Too Tall Tony repelled several challenges to claim a half-length maiden special weight victory Saturday on the Louisiana Downs turf course…

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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 | 4 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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