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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

Longchamp will be a lonely place this weekend. With the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and 10 accompanying group races transferred to Chantilly while a new grandstand is being built at Longchamp, the…

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Veteran jockey Dennis Collins has suffered paralysis after a spill Sept. 25 at the Downs of Albuquerque.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

WinStar Farm sire Colonel John has been sold to the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association (KTBA) to stand in Jeju-do, Korea in 2017.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

WinStar Farm sire Colonel John has been sold to the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association (KTBA) to stand in Jeju-do, Korea in 2017.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

WinStar Farm homebred Colonel John, a multiple grade I-winning millionaire and sire of currently racing graded stakes-winning colts Airoforce, Cocked and Loaded, and Dalmore, has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

The budding rivalry between champions Beholder and Stellar Wind will see its third round Oct. 1 in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Juvenile first-time starter Will Call drew off in the stretch of his maiden special weight debut Sept. 28 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino to become the first winner for his freshman sire Country Day.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

Art Sherman was a swirling mixture of exasperation and confidence when he learned of California Chrome’s draw for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago

All eyes will be on American Cleopatra, the full sister to American Pharoah, as she takes a second shot to win a grade I in the Chandelier Stakes.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

After securing the first graded stakes win of her career in her previous start, Avenge will try a grade I stakes for the first time in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago

After extending his win streak to three straight races and securing his first grade I score in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), Klimt will try two turns for the first time in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

Ima Fearless Hero, the champion 2-year-old Quarter Horse gelding of 2015, will start in his first major stakes of 2016 in Friday’s $177,000 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Breeders’ Derby at Los Alamitos.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred A. P. Indian will be sent after his fourth graded stakes sprint win on the NYRA circuit in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

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Farm Press Releases

WinStar homebred Colonel John has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association (KTBA) and will stand stud in Jeju-do, Korea in 2017…

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Arrowfield Stud | 1 day ago

The day after his daughter Gold Luck won on debut at Maisons-Laffitte, Redoute’s Choice has posted a double at Bordeaux, courtesy of Wajnah and Spotify…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

Gold Luck, the Redoute’s Choice half-sister to international champion Goldikova, won her debut in promising style at Maisons-Laffitte on Monday…

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Top-five Freshman Sire Dialed In chalked up his ninth winner from his first crop Saturday evening at Churchill Downs…

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Are You Kidding Me, Run Away and Hide’s champion older horse of 2015 in Canada, chalked up Graded Stakes win number six with an easy score in Saturday’s $162,000 Durham Cup S. (G3)…

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Laney’s strong stretch run carried the 2-year-old Shackleford filly to a 2 3/4-length maiden win Friday at Churchill Downs…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) (Ed. note: link to video of race below. Grades of races listed for informational purposes only. All Indian graded races qualify as Listed black type internationally.) In 1976-77, Squanderer, one of India’s all-time great horses, went through his Classic year with a string of nine unbeaten runs. Today (Sept. 24), …

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Cheyenne Stables’ Shake Down Baby just missed earning her third career stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Ontario Colleen S. (G3) at Woodbine…

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Good or bad for Horse Racing Partnerships and bettors? Coupling horses as a betting entry in horse racing has been around for decades. The idea is if a trainer or owner is entering more than one horse in a race, he or she knows which one of the two horses is better and could exploit […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 10 hours ago

BETFRED chief executive John Haddock has left the bookmaker after 30 years with the organisation, the Racing Post can reveal.

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Racing Post | 11 hours ago

IN LIFE it’s important to have something to look forward to. (In death, less important). You know you’re losing interest in life if the sight of an eight-race card at Brighton no longer makes you say, “Yippee! Eight races! Yippee!”

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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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