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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

Win, place and show selections for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

TimeformUS Breeders’ Cup Preview: Can Close Hatches revert to form in the Distaff?

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Turf racing ends for the season this weekend. There is lots of rain in the forecast for Friday, and lane 1 will be used if the proceedings remain on the grass.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Regally Ready extended his streak of stakes wins to three races in Thursday’s $80,700 Big Bear Stakes at Santa Anita, the ninth career stakes win for the 7-year-old gelding.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. has found that one drawback in being a jockey is that he doesn’t spend as much time with the horses as he would like.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Top Decile didn’t win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

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TDN | 4 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:57 PM ET

6th at SAX (Santa Anita)Msw ($56K)     Winner: Jaded Glory by Smart Strike
Jaded Glory (f, 2, Smart Strike) explodes late to win first ou…

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Jody Petty, exercise rider for 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, talks about the gelding’s training regimen and journey to this year’s Breeders’ Cup.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

The Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale concluded Oct. 30 with a record gross and strong increases in average and gross prices.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Recalling the strides Untapable made — and top races she delivered — during an extended stay at Fair Grounds, trainer Steve Asmussen shipped the top 3-year-old filly early to Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Two-year-old fillies will attempt to get a mile and valuable black type in the grade III Tempted Stakes, with the field being led by grade II winner Paulassilverlining and stakes winner Harlan’s Honor.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Leading Edge, a daughter of Tapit out of a grade II winner, heads Woodbine’s Princess Elizabeth Stakes Nov. 2. The $250,000 race is Canadian-foaled fillies at 1 1/16 miles.

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Farm Press Releases

Freshman sire Line of David got his fifth winner from his first crop on Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs when Lead the Line rallied for a half-length maiden win going six furlongs…

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This weekend at Santa Anita, Northern Afleet Kaigun will attempt to give his sire his second Breeders’ Cup winner with Kaigun in the Mile (G1)…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

A partnership established almost a decade ago looks forward to a big week at Flemington with a Derby contender Moonovermanhattan, and a possible Cup runner, Unchain My Heart…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Only one of Australia’s Second Season Sires is represented in Saturday’s $1.5 million AAMI Victoria Derby G1 and he has not one, but two runners…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ Classy Class lived up to his name today, with a decisive debut victory in a $75,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park…

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Light the City ascended to new heights Sunday as the Cheyenne Stables colorbearer drew off to a 2 ½-length victory in the $99,000 Anoakia S…

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Cheyenne Stables and Jim Wells’ juvenile filly Paige added Grade 1 blacktype to her resume, with a strong third-place effort in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades S. (G1) at Keeneland on October 3rd…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 9 hours ago

TRAINER Hugo Palmer was left distraught on Thursday night after his stable star Aktabantay was ruled out of the Breeders’ Cup with a sore foot.

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Racing Post | 9 hours ago

TRAINER Hugo Palmer was left distraught on Thursday night after his stable star Aktabantay was ruled out of the Breeders’ Cup with a sore foot.

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