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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 | 38 mins ago

On Sunday, the New York-bred Lead Guitar ran her winning streak to four by sitting close off a slow pace, then pulling away to win the $100,000 Autumn Days Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct.

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DRF | 48 mins ago

Pese a realizar su 3ª presentación en el término de 30 días, el castrado Share The Ride (15, Candy Ride en Belle of the Hall, por Graeme Hall) pudo ligar su 2º triunfo en fila, al imponerse relativamente fácil en un indescifrable Fall Highweight H.

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DRF | 52 mins ago

In the last five years, Thanksgiving weekend at Del Mar has been a late-season showcase for top trainer Chad Brown’s deep stable of turf runners.

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Blood-Horse | 59 mins ago

Trainer Shug McGaughey has the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park in mind for W.S. Farish homebred Code of Honor, who was runner up in the Clark Stakes Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.

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Blood-Horse | 59 mins ago

Breeders and buyers will make the trip to Tattersalls for the December Mare Sale with some sense of relief following a year of coronavirus and lockdowns but remarkably decent trade in the circumstances.

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

Almond Eye blazed down the Tokyo Racecourse stretch and into the history books Nov. 29, winning the Japan Cup (G1) for the second time while notching her ninth top-level victory in her final race.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Returning from a five-month layoff, Dame Kiri starts for the seventh time in her career at Newcastle Racecourse in Australia in a six-furlong handicap on Tuesday. The venue and the rest should work in favor of the 5-year-old Australian-bred mare.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

In a fitting conclusion to a world-class career, Almond Eye won her final start in Sunday’s Grade 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo Racecourse, giving the brilliant 3-year-olds Contrail and Daring Tact their first losses.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Keepmeinmind had finished second in the Kentucky Jockey Club and third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to Essential Quality, so he got some class relief here against rivals that were a significant cut below the likely divisional champ. He won as best, ea…

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DRF | 5 hours ago

David Aragona’s TimeformUS Highlight Horse for Sunday, November 29 at Aqueduct.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Dulce Sin Tacha edged 4-5 favorite Instygator by a nose to win the Grade 1, $1,031,211 Texas Classic Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night at Lone Star Park – giving trainer Heath Taylor his first victory in a race in which he’d finished second…

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Dulce Sin Tacha edged 4-5 favorite Instygator by a nose to win the Grade 1, $1,031,211 Texas Classic Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night at Lone Star Park – giving trainer Heath Taylor his first victory in a race in which he’d finished second…

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Dulce Sin Tacha edged 4-5 favorite Instygator by a nose to win the Grade 1, $1,031,211 Texas Classic Futurity for Quarter Horses on Saturday night at Lone Star Park – giving trainer Heath Taylor his first victory in a race in which he’d finished second…

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Farm Press Releases

Harpers First Ride rolled through the stretch to a three-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Richard W. Small at Laurel Park…

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Constitution’s 2-year-old colt Never Surprised broke on top and never looked back in his 1 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Central Park S…

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Keepmeninmind got a breakthrough win in Saturday’s $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs, breaking his maiden in the 1 1/16-mile race…

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Return the Ring led from start to finish in his career bow Saturday at Aqueduct, winning the six-furlong contest by 1 3/4-lengths…

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Lightly-race Forza Di Oro powered past Monday Morning Qb in mid-stretch en route to a 3 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Discovery S. (G3)…

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Mia Martina kicked into high gear in the stretch to score a half-length maiden special weight debut victory on the grass Friday at Gulfstream Park West…

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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

David Cleary’s focus this week is mainly on Gold Cup contenders past and future, with Bristol de Mai’s Betfair Chase success at Haydock taking pride of place…

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David Cleary returns with a look back at the top jumps action from Cheltenham and Punchestown, all with an eye on Betfair’s 2021 Cheltenham Festival antepost betting markets…

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 7 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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