The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]
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Paul Fireman has seen good fortune in the Baltimore area, having sent Senior Investment to a third-place finish in the 2017 Preakness Stakes. He left his mark on the city's Thoroughbred industry again on Monday, buying a $500,000 Street Sense colt through trainer Kenny McPeek at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale. The bay […]
Hip No. 211, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Carlo Vaccarezza for $650,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at […]
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Breeders' Cup-winning owner and trainer Carlo Vaccarezza, whose sons Nick and Mike survived the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb 14, raised approximately $160,000 for the families of the victims during a fundraiser Sunday at the family restaurant. Vaccarezza's restaurant, Frank and Dino's, hosted the event from 2-9 p.m. A check from Gulfstream was presented to Vaccarezza […]
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Breeders' Cup-winning owner and trainer Carlo Vaccarezza, whose sons Nick and Mike survived the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb 14, will hold a fundraiser for the families of the victims Sunday, Feb. 25, at his restaurant in Boca Raton. The fundraiser will take place between 2-9 p.m. Nick, an 18-year-old senior, […]
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Trainer Carlo Vaccarezza and owner John Williams, owners of the popular Frank and Dino's Restaurant in Boca Raton, will donate 20 percent of all sales Sunday through Wednesday to the J.J. Watt Foundation to fund Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Vaccarezza, who trained multiple Grade I winner Little Mike and is stabled at Palm Meadows, and Williams, owner of J […]
Little Bridge debuted with an off-the-pace victory by a neck in Friday's second race to give stallion Rattlesnake Bridge his first winner. Rattlesnake Bridge, who stands at Harley De Renzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, retired in 2013 with three wins, including a stakes victory in the 2011 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park, and earnings of $518,800. The […]
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Multiple Grade 1 winner Little Mike has been retired and has shipped to Old Friends, according to a Daily Racing Form interview with owner/trainer Carlo Vaccarezza on Thursday. Vaccarezza said the horse is sound but his energy level is reduced from what it once was, and he felt Little Mike's age may have caught up to […]
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Little Mike, bred and trained by Carlo Vaccarezza for his wife Priscilla, finished fifth on Sunday in an allowance optional claiming event at Gulfstream Park. The 9-year-old Breeders' Cup and Arlington Million winner was making his first start since May of 2014. Little Mike broke well enough from the gate under Elvis Trujillo, but had […]
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