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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

Ana Afreet N and JL Cruze made quick work of their foes Saturday night at the Meadowlands, as each won their respective co-featured $25,000 Winners Over/Junior Opens with ease on a chilly night at the mile oval.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Alfred Pais’ homebred Brickyard Ride sprinted to the front early in the $202,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) March 6 and remained far in front as he secured his second straight victory in stakes company at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago

Will’s Secret secured a place in the starting gate for the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (G1) with a strong victory in the $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 6 at Oaklawn Park.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Richard Baltas has seen many a Santa Anita Handicap over the years, beginning as a teenager in the 1970s. He remembers vividly seeing the Big White Horse, Vigors, charge down the center of the track to catch Mr. Redoy, and thrilled to seeing John Henry…

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Sacando provecho de un fuerte tren de carrera y de la preclara conducción del inspirado Joel Rosario, el castaño Idol (Curlin) se hizo de su primer triunfo clásico, nada menos que en el consagratorio Santa Anita H. (G1, $400,000). Para ello desarrolló …

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DRF | 10 hours ago

New Boss rated like a seasoned route horse while comfortably carrying her speed to an easy win making her two-turn debut in the $75,000 Allen “Black Cat” Lacombe Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

DRF presenta La Carrera del Dia, un micro en el que Roberto Rodríguez y Ramón Brito ofrecen sus detallados analisis y pronósticos sobre dicha competencia

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

The $250,000 Busher Invitational Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack March 6 provided a two-filly stretch battle, a race Klaravich Stables’ Search Results won by a half-length over Miss Brazil.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Fate had to work overtime to put a longshot named Weyburn in the winner’s circle after the March 6 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Hit the Road came between horses in the stretch and eked out a narrow win over Smooth Like Strait March 6 to capture the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1T) for 4-year-olds-and-up at Santa Anita Park.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Michael Dubb’s Chateau made his graded stakes debut a winning one March 6, surging home with plenty left in the tank to take the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago

Closing powerfully down the center of the stretch, Idol caught Express Train in the closing yards to win the $400,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) March 6 at Santa Anita Park.

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DRF | 10 hours ago

En un final lleno de emotividad, el gran favorito Hit the Road (More Than Ready) logró triunfar, por un pescuezo, en el Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. (G1, $400,000), derrotando al guapo Smooth Like Strait (Midnight Lute), que vendió cara su derrota, presenta…

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Farm Press Releases

Hit the Road’s dramatic victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Frank Kilroe Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park made the 4-year-old colt the 30th lifetime Grade 1 winner for More Than Ready…

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Life Is Good turned Saturday’s $300,000 San Felipe S. (G2) into a one-horse race with a powerful stretch run…

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Last Judgment turned in a near track-record performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Challenger S. (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs, winning the 1 1/16-mile contest by 2 1/4-lengths…

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In just her second lifetime start My Generation became Speightstown’s newest stakes winner March 5 at Dundalk Racecourse in Ireland…

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Facing allowance company after running second in her stakes debut last month, Eileen Alexandra was a determined half-length allowance winner on March 5…

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Taylor Made Stallions’ Instagrand and Instilled Regard have both had their first mares confirmed in foal…

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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

Kevin Blake continues to build his £50 free bet pot for Cheltenham in week four of Betfair’s Festival promotion, and he has pulled out a selection at both Doncaster and Newbury…

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With the weights now published, David Cleary sifts through the nine Festival handicaps in search of value…

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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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