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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

Arrowfield Stud | 9 hours ago

Real Impact’s three-quarter brother Neorealism claimed another major international trophy for Japan with a stunning victory in Sunday evening’s HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup G1…

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DRF | 11 hours ago

Bill Mott has been training for nearly a half-century now, and he says he can’t remember having a horse as laid-back as The Money Monster. “He’ll absolutely pull himself up if you don’t keep working on him,” Mott said Saturday night after Jose Lezcano rode The Money Monster to perfection in a mild upset in the $100,000 William Walker Stakes, the opening-night feature as Churchill Downs opened its 38-day spring meet.

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DRF | 13 hours ago

War Correspondent returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in more than two years after rallying to a one-length victory over the pacesetting Applicator in Saturday’s Grade 3 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park.

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Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago

In his second start for trainer Phil D’Amato, Matthew Schera’s Farhaan took an impressive step forward April 29 to win his first graded stakes in the $100,000 Thunder Road (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

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DRF | 14 hours ago

Many Roses and G.G. Ryder didn’t make it easy for odds-on favorite Alert Bay in the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday, but the millionaire brought his ‘A’ game and scored a victory in the $100,225 turf race.

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DRF | 14 hours ago

Jessica’s Star was always prominent in a neck win over Way Striking in the $75,000 Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes on Saturday at Fonner Park in Nebraska.

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DRF | 14 hours ago

The former Saratoga claimer Farhaan is a graded stakes winner in California. Saturday at Santa Anita, Farhaan won the Grade 3 Thunder Road Stakes at a mile on turf in an 8-1 upset.

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DRF | 15 hours ago

Cali Thirty Seven reasserted herself after relinquishing the lead to 8-5 favorite Stormy Victoria to successfully defend her title in the $100,000 Powder Break Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

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DRF | 16 hours ago

Disco Partner, a 5-year-old New York-bred, turned the $100,000 Elusive Quality Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday into a one-sided affair while making his debut for trainer Christophe Clement. Last early in the seven-furlong grass race, he looped his six rivals en route to a 1 3/4-length victory.

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Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago

After conceding the lead early to a determined Applicator, War Correspondent snatched that advantage back when it counted most, overtaking the pacesetter in midstretch en route to a one-length victory in the April 29 $100,000 Miami Mile Stakes (G3T).

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DRF | 17 hours ago

It wasn’t easy, but Page McKenney did what was needed to win the $100,000 Lyman, a seven-furlong stakes for Pennsylvania-breds at Parx Racing on Saturday.

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DRF | 17 hours ago

Mo Dont No is the reigning Ohio-bred Horse of the Year, but Rivers Run Deep is the best Ohio-bred sprinter. There’s no question about that fact after Rivers Run Deep easily defeated Mo Dont No in their rematch Saturday at Beterra Park in Cincinnati in the $75,000 Edward Babst/Alberto Palacios Memorial Handicap.

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Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago

The $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs May 4, the first stakes of the year for 2-year-olds, will feature a field of five colts and geldings and five fillies that each made their first starts during Keeneland’s spring meet.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 9 hours ago

Real Impact’s three-quarter brother Neorealism claimed another major international trophy for Japan with a stunning victory in Sunday evening’s HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup G1…

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Smokin Now led all the way in Friday’s $65,000 Golden Circle S. at Prairie Meadows to give the 3-year-old Tiznow colt his first stakes win…

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The final day April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training featured a $300,000 colt by Northern Afleet…

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The final day of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training included a $200,000 Bodemeister filly purchased by Gary Contessa…

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A successful OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training continued for Into Mischief during Thursday’s session of the April 25-28 sale…

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Arrowfield Stud | 2 days ago

The Skies are indeed looking Sunny for American superstar Animal Kingdom as he unfurls first-crop talent in both hemispheres…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Despite a driving rainstorm and a three-wide trip the entire way in Saturday’s $100,000 Sugar Maple S., Kinsley Kisses earned her fourth-career black type placing…

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Cheyenne Stables’ Kinsley Kisses will make her first stakes start of 2017 in the $100,000 Sugar Maple S. Saturday at Charles Town Races…

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Madefromlucky drew post four of seven in Saturday’s $750,000 Oaklawn H. (G2), the track’s premier race and for older horses…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 2 hours ago

Former jockey Allan Mackay has been moved to a specialist unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in London to continue his rehabilitation from the devastating fall he suffered on the Newmarket gallops at the end of March.

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Racing Post | 5 hours ago

Whether Willie Mullins is a fan of The Prodigy has not been determined but he was certainly able to breathe easier on Saturday evening after a stirring comeback in the Irish jumps trainers’ championship.

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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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