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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

Blood-Horse | 59 mins ago

Live daytime racing comes back to Los Alamitos Race Course from Sept. 5-21 with an 11-day fall meeting in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fair.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The same strategy that yielded a victory in last year’s Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf worked again this year, as She’s Complete, echoing 2013 winner Clenor, scored her first stakes win in the one-mile grass race for 2-year-old fillies Monday at Del Mar.

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Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago

Sharp Sensation, a 16-1 outsider, denied iconic Maryland turf sprinter and favorite Ben’s Cat a third win in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Dignity will take a back seat to charity at Del Mar Sept. 3, when several trainers are slated to line up for a race on children bouncey balls to benefit retired racehorses.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Racing in last to the far turn, maiden winner Munirah rallied to run down pacesetter Sumba Sunset to win the $105,000 Boiling Springs (gr. IIIT) in the final stride Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Well before the curtain came down Monday on Saratoga’s 146th meet, rumors began flying about next year’s Saratoga season.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Wake Up Nick stayed with California-breds, and stayed unbeaten, by capturing the $150,500 I’m Smokin Stakes on Monday at Del Mar, fending off a stretch-long bid from Global Magician to prevail as the 2-5 favorite.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Deadly Truth gave Derby Quest Farms Ltd. and Shot in the Dark Racing Corp. a quick return on their investment when he won the $75,000 Speed to Spare at Northlands Park on Monday.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Ring Weekend appears to have found a home on the grass after taking the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Smooth Daddy in the final stakes of the 2014 season at Saratoga Race Course Sept 1.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Another stakes, another victory for trainer Larry Jones at Monmouth. Jones improved to 4 for 7 in stakes here this meet as Blue Violet took the $76,000 Lady’s Secret for fillies and mares.

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TDN | 3 hours ago

Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 5:48 PM ET

10th at MTH (Monmouth Park)GIII Boiling Springs S. ($100K)     Winner: Munirah by Kitten’s Joy
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Farm Press Releases

Speightstown’s budding star Pirate’s Trove ran her record to a perfect 3-for-3 with an impressive score in Monday’s $111,800 Etobicoke S. at Woodbine…

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Jojo Warrior, already a 2014 stakes winner for her sire Pioneerof the Nile, added to her resume on Sunday with a front-running victory in the $100,000 Torrey Pines S. (G3)…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Cheyenne Stables’ newest star was unveiled in Sunday’s third race at Del Mar as the 2-year-old filly Light the City stepped out to a clear-cut 2 ¾-length score…

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Easy Living drew the outside post in the field of nine for the inaugural running of the $200,000 Fleet Indian S. Sunday at Saratoga…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 7 hours ago

DOCTORS were on Monday evening still trying to determine the best course of action for repairing jockey Davy Condon’s vertebrae after the rider sustained three fractures in a fall at Cork on Sunday afternoon.

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Racing Post | 8 hours ago

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