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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

TDN | 14 mins ago

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET

14.20 at NMT (NEWMARKET)Wood Ditton S.     Winner: Basem (GB) by Pivotal (GB)
Godolphin’s Basem (GB) (Pivotal {GB}), a full-brother to Far…

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DRF | 28 mins ago

After rain on Tuesday briefly changed over to ice pellets and sleet in some spots overnight, we were off the turf to begin the penultimate week of racing at the spring meet.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

In a highly publicized case that could have had ramifications worldwide, the Full Federal Court of Australia has unanimously dismissed a challenge to that country’s ban on artificial insemination in Thoroughbreds.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Whether I’m handicapping harness racing or thoroughbred racing, I pay a lot of attention to middle-moves and turn time. In harness racing, the middle-move can start anytime after the first quarter. And like thoroughbred racing, the turn time is important.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 10 to 13, 2014 by Bob Pandolfo.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Successful Brothers went off favored at 8-5 in the opener, but few would have backed him at 8-1 if betting had been allowed midway on the second turn of the race.

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OBS Sales | 5 hours ago

OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in TrainingApril 21 – 24, 2014 Under Tack ShowHip No. 1 – 302 – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:00 a.m.Hip No. 303 – 604 – Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.Hip No. 605 – 906 …

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Undefeated Constitution will miss the Triple Crown season because of a slight hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone.

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Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago

The latest blueprints for expanding gaming in Illinois appear to scale back dramatically on aid for the racing industry.

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TDN | 14 hours ago

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:08 PM ET

Al Shaqab Racing set a European breeze-up record to secure a colt by High Chaparral (Ire) at Craven. Emma Berry…

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Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago

Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16.

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Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago

Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

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Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago

Given the colt’s Chicago connections, it’s not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you’ll have to read between the lines.

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Farm Press Releases

A colt by leading sire Speightstown hammered for slightly over $408,000 during the first session of the April 15-17 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale…

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Constitution, a leading Triple Crown hopeful off his win in last month’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1), will be forced to miss the May 3rd Kentucky Derby (G1) due to the discovery of a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone…

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A colt from the first crop of Temple City posted the fastest work at the opening session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale

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Spendthrift Farm’s Medal Count, last Saturday’s runner-up in Keeneland’s Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes, will make his next start in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 3rd at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed on Tuesday…

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Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the new Director of Client Development at the Lexington-based farm…

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Tiz Wonderful’s Bourbonize stamped himself as an up-and-coming 3-year-old with a come from behind victory in the $100,000 Northern Spur S. April 12 at Oaklawn Park…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

By Rosana Rivera (copyright 2014) Many articles have been written recently portraying the insurmountable loss suffered by the sport of thoroughbred racing with the closure of Hollywood Park. Now the grand structure is just waiting to be demolished and all we are left with are the memories of past champions and racing feats. Yet unbeknownst […]

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Cheyenne Stables’ 3-year-old filly Sustainable earned the second stakes-placing of her career on March 15 with a gallant second-place finish in the $100,000 Cicada S. at Aqueduct…

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It all started with a Daily Racing Form piece by Mark Simon the other day.  It ended with some humor, but there’s really nothing to laugh about. Follow the story as it unfolded on Twitter Friday. Here goes: Only 17.3% of all races in N America in 2013 were at distances of more than a […]

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 39 mins ago

HAMZA showed the heart of a lion to rally back for victory after being headed by Es Que Love, while favourite Aljamaaheer made up oodles of ground late on but could only finish third.

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Racing Post | 39 mins ago

HAMZA showed the heart of a lion to rally back for victory after being headed by Es Que Love, while favourite Aljamaaheer made up oodles of ground late on but could only finish third.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 10 months 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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