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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 | 25 mins ago

Rock N Rye won the Graduation Stakes for statebreds at 5 1/2 furlongs in his stakes debut on Aug. 8 at Del Mar and lost the I’m Smokin Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths to Joker Boy. Rock N Rye has an outstanding chance for a second stakes win in Sunday’s $75,000 Royal Owl Stakes for statebreds at 5 1/2 furlongs at Los Alamitos.

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DRF | 45 mins ago

Trainer Kay Cooper will try to close out the 2021 meet in style with serious chances in two of the three closing-day stakes at Emerald Downs Sunday.

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DRF | 52 mins ago

Matt Rose’s analysis of the Saturday 9/25 card at Yonkers Raceway.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

There are good-sized fields in the co-featured $116,242 Aspirant Stakes and $117,036 Lady Finger Stakes for New York-bred juveniles on Monday at Finger Lakes – and both are wide open. Several maidens or debut starters are in play in the two races, with…

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DRF | 1 hour ago

The yearling sale market shifts ever so briefly to Southern California on Tuesday for the one-day Fasig-Tipton California yearling sale that will be conducted at Fairplex in Pomona for the first time since 2019.

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DRF | 1 hour ago

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, September 25, 2021 by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The second Mohawk Million, scheduled for Saturday night, is a victory for the breed before the horses go behind the gate. In spite of a rocky start that began during the pandemic-ridden 2020 debut, the Mohawk Million’s follow-up field of 10 at Woodbine Mohawk Park suggests not only that the sport has gotten it right, but the quality and quantity of the best freshmen the sport has to offer arrives from various locales once thought to be far removed from elite status.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The road traveled when attempting to create reality from a vision is often littered with obstacles. For Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson, the Mohawk Million concept, now in its second year, is starting to deliver on the premise of bringing together the best 2-y…

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DRF | 2 hours ago

The best in the state of Illinois will be taking to the track on Saturday night (9/25) at Hawthorne Race Course for the Night of Champions. Horses have been compiling points throughout the season, leading to the meet finale as 11 stakes races will be …

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Surely she doesn’t know it, but a filly named Famed will be carrying very high expectations Sunday when making her career debut in the eighth race at Churchill.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

They don’t enter for the final two stakes of the September meet at Churchill Downs until Wednesday, so Tommy Drury is giving himself a little more time to think about which Grade 3 race is next for Sprawl.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

Perseverancia showed lots of ability in her two Woodbine outings, but is she a vulnerable favorite in Sunday’s featured allowance going 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf?

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Fact Finding beat just one in his return to the races last month at Ellis Park, but that’s a bit misleading. Not only was the gray gelding making his first start in more than nine months, but he also stumbled badly at the break. The results could be far different when Fact Finding makes his second start off the lengthy layoff Sunday at Churchill Downs.

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Farm Press Releases

WinStar Farm and Siena Farms’ 2-year-old son of Constitution Major General won a hard-fought stretch drive in Saturday night’s $300,000 Iroquois S. (G3)…

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Great Escape’s connections are eyeing a possible stakes start after the 2-year-old Midnight Storm colt was a sharp maiden special weight winner Saturday evening…

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Locally Owned held off his heavily favored stablemate Lone Rock to win Saturday’s $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Inv. at Belmont Park…

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First-Crop sire Greenpointcrusader got his third maiden special weight winner Saturday at Gulfstream Park when The Green Crusader rolled by Hoorayhoorayhooray…

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Perennial leading sire Speightstown was off to a hot start early during Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale when hip No. 235 brought a winning bid of $900,000…

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Koala Princess came through an opening along the rail at the top of the long Kentucky Downs stretch to win Sunday’s $500,000 Ainsworth S…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Homeland, an impressive first-out maiden special weight winner Oct. 26 at Belmont Park, will make his stakes debut on Thanksgiving Day…

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Cheyenne Stables’ stakes-placed colt Clear Vision drew the outside post in the overflow field of 16 in Saturday’s $175,000 Commonwealth Turf S. (G3) at Churchill Downs…

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Grade 1-placed Shoplifted will break from post three in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)…

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European Racing News

Rhys Williams has three big-priced selections for the Albert Bartlett.

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Alan Dudman found a winner with Mount Ida at 7.50 yesterday, but The Storyteller couldn’t bring home the bacon for the each-way double. It’s on with Friday’s action and the final multiple of Cheltenham…

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 8 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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