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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 | 7 hours ago

Two-year-old colt and gelding pacers paid a visit to Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday night (July 5) for three New York Sire Stakes divisions.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

In her most recent, the 6-year-old daughter of Temple City posted a half-length triumph in the 1 1/2-mile, $160,000 Keertana Overnight Stakes over the Churchill Downs turf course May 2.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1T) is a five-on-five match between European and American fillies.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

In some of the first rulings published since the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Racetrack Safety Program began July 2, California stewards have begun fining and suspending jockeys under the HISA’s riding-crop rules.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

The daughter of Paynter comes into the race off consecutive wins in the Obeah Stakes and Serena’s Song Stakes. She is 2-for-2 at Delaware Park.

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DRF | 11 hours ago

Jockey David Cabrera will launch his comeback Friday night at Lone Star Park. The rider is named on three horses in what will be his first mounts since April 8. 

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DRF | 11 hours ago

Jockey David Cabrera will launch his comeback Friday night at Lone Star Park. The rider is named on three horses in what will be his first mounts since April 8. 

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Florent Geroux, one of the nation’s top riders and fifth in the standings at the recently concluded Churchill Downs meet, will ride at Del Mar’s summer meet that begins July 22, according to agent Doug Bredar.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Fresh off of a win in the May 20 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), Interstatedaydream is the only horse in the field of eight entered in the July 9 Indiana Oaks (G3) at Horseshoe Indianapolis to have a win in graded-stakes company.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Without a Triple Crown on the line, handle slid 1.21% for the second quarter. Purses continue to track more than 14% higher for the first six months of the year.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

With the Autumn Festival kicking off Sept. 16 at Los Alamitos Racecourse, three stakes will be run during the seven-day event, including the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes, $75,000 Los Alamitos Special Stakes, and the $75,000 Capote Stakes.

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Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 27 supplemental entries of horses of racing and breeding stock to its upcoming July Selected Horses of All Ages Sale.

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Farm Press Releases

Lightnin Runner ran to her name in her career debut, winning a maiden special weight event at Charles Town on Saturday, July 2, to become the first winner for her sire Battalion Runner

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Life Is Good, making his first start since the Dubai World Cup (G1), turned in yet another dominating showing in the July 2 John A. Nerud S. (G2)…

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Speightstown’s brilliant 4-year-old colt Olympiad delivered arguably his best performance to date in the $750,000 Stephen Foster S. (G2) on July 2 at Churchill Downs…

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Top-five First-Crop sire Girvin got his second maiden special weight winner of the day on Saturday when Rol Again Dancer held off all challengers to win…

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Lady Speightspeare was as game as a horse can be in Saturday’s $175,000 Nassau S. (G2) at Woodbine…

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Hybrid Eclipse pulled away strongly through the Laurel Park stretch to score her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Caesar’s Wish S. on July 2…

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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

With Aintree fast approaching, Daryl Carter highlights three horses to keep on side this week, and says back one of them now…

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The Cheltenham Festival came to a close, but Friday belongs to Willie Mullins, who had five winners from seven races and a stack of young talent to look forward to.

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European Racing | Royal Ascot | 9 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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