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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

DRF | 3 hours ago

You just have to admire someone who was in a sow barn by day and a Yonkers Raceway winner’s circle by night.

“She’s the best horse we’ve ever had,” owner Jeffrey Williamson said after not-quite-death-and-taxes Cousin Mary (Jordan Stratton, $2.70) easily disposed of her seven rivals in Monday’s (March 27th) final of the $61,000 Petticoat Pacing Series.

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In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes and open stakes won by New Mexico-breds; profiles of NMHBA trustee Dr. Kevin Blach, former jockey-turned-trainer Nancy Summers, and all 2016 New Mexico-bred champion Thoroughbreds and Quart…

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

A filly by Lucky Pulpit and a colt by Justin Phillip recorded the fastest times at the Barretts under-tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5, followed by the colt working a quarter-mile in :20 3/5.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

Jim and Linda McIngvale announced a second Runhappy College Scholarship to coincide with Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day April 7 in Lexington.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Arrogate capped off a spectacular day of racing at the Dubai World Cup Festival with another unforgettable performance, overcoming a rough start to win the $10 million World Cup and become the richest North American racehorse in history!

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DRF | 8 hours ago

The fastest times for one and two furlongs came in succession during Monday’s Barretts March select 2-year-olds in training sale.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Honorable Duty will try for a third straight stakes win at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meeting and most prestigious victory of his career when he faces an expected nine rivals in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (G2) April 1.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

An analysis of Sunday’s Sunland Derby at Sunland Park.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

A trio of Mike Maker-trained graded stakes winners will face eight other older horses when they line up April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T). 

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Arrowfield Stud | 10 hours ago

Arrowfield has announced that Mikki Isle, Japan’s Champion Sprinter & Miler of 2016, will join the Stud’s stallion roster for the 2017 season…

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DRF | 10 hours ago

Sadly, what once passed for traditional means of communicating news has been altered, jaded in so many ways as loud voices and “retweets” have amplified the level of statements. If you hear the same thing often enough you simply don’t question the source.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Animo de Valeroso, a 15-year-old unraced son of Pulpit, has been purchased by Daryl and Sally Duncan and will stand at their Duncan Farms near Warsaw, Ohio.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

In Wednesday’s East Point Handicap at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong, Trump, an 8-year-old gelding, is part of a field of 12 in a six-furlong turf race.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 10 hours ago

Arrowfield has announced that Mikki Isle, Japan’s Champion Sprinter & Miler of 2016, will join the Stud’s stallion roster for the 2017 season…

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Ruffenuff’s four-length allowance win Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise wrapped up a great weekend for her sire Dialed In…

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Spinning Star uncorked a huge rally in the final quarter mile of Saturday’s six-furlong allowance race at Hawthorne Park to register a three-quarter length victory…

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Golden Mischief’s third stakes win in Saturday’s $150,000 Purple Martin S. at Oaklawn Park…

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Montu became Dialed In’s third 3-year-old stakes winner of 2017 when the colt tallied a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Rushaway S…

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Ocala Stud’s 2017 first-crop sire Prospective was Florida’s leading freshman sire at the March 14-15 OBS Sale of 2-year-olds in Training, with a sales average of $71,667…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

How horse racing partnerships evaluate under tack workout times It is the 2-year-old sale season and horse racing partnerships will be attending the sales put on by OBS in Florida, Barretts in California and Fasig-Tipton in Florida and Maryland. The big difference between 2-year-old sales and yearling sales is the all-important under tack workouts where […]

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Undefeated Grade I winner and “TDN Rising Star” Mastery……….

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Madefromlucky endured a three-wide trip in Saturday’s $250,000 Essex H. at Oaklawn Park to finish third, beaten just 2 1/2-lengths for the top spot…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 1 day ago

ONE man with a unique view of Arrogate’s stunning Dubai World Cup victory at Meydan was second-home Gun Runner’s jockey Florent Geroux who says he would relish a rematch with the superstar.

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Racing Post | 2 days ago

Best performance, biggest disappointment and other awards from the weekend.

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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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