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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.

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Horse Racing Headlines

The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

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TDN | 3 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:56 PM ET

Morning line choice Untapable draws post 7 for Sunday’s GI William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth…

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Arrowfield Stud | 5 hours ago

Arrowfield is pleased to announce that Paul Messara will take up the position of Manager at Arrowfield Stud from Friday 1 August.

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Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago

With half the field likely to be gunning for the lead, the set-up seems ideal for the confirmed closing mare Ageless in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) on the Woodbine turf July 27.

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DRF | 7 hours ago

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) raised more than $70,000 toward the care of retired racehorses in California at its seventh annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser” on July 19 at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Fresh off a 9 1/4-length drubbing of her own division and undefeated in four starts for Winchell Thoroughbreds this year, Untapable seeks a challenge versus males July 27 in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Dual grade I winner Goldencents returns to Del Mar to face recent Triple Bend (gr. I) winner Declassify in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) July 26, a race the Doug O’Neill trainee was second in last year.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Speedsters La Verdad, Red Velvet, R Free Roll, and Merry Meadow will ensure a prompt pace in the Honorable Miss at six furlongs at Saratoga July 28.

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Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago

Flashy American will take another run at the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course July 27, wheeling back after a third-place finish in the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) two weeks earlier.

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TDN | 9 hours ago

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:56 PM ET

9th at SAR (Saratoga)Quick Call S. ($100,000)     Winner: Pure Sensation by Zensational
Pure Sensation (Zensational) nails Chocktaw Chuck (B…

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Pure Sensation made a successful transition from dirt to turf by unleashing a furious late kick under Jose Lezcano to run down longshot Choctaw Chuck and Favorite Tale to win Thursday’s $100,000 Quick Call Stakes by a nose at Saratoga.

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DRF | 9 hours ago

Dave Litfin takes a closer look at Friday’s program at Saratoga.

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Race Tracks | Santa Anita Park | 9 hours ago
July 24, 2014

Arcadia, CA – The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets on July 19th to raise money for retired racehorses. CARMA’s (California Retirement Management Account) 7th Annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser – Cards 4 CARMA” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel was enjoyed by more than 200 owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. After several years of a beach theme, this year the event moved back indoors at the Hilton and featured a variety of card games to raise funds for retired racehorses. The evening included live music, provided by Eric Auckerman’s West Coasters Band, a silent auction, a charity Texas Hold’Em poker tournament and various card games.

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Farm Press Releases

Arrowfield Stud | 5 hours ago

Arrowfield is pleased to announce that Paul Messara will take up the position of Manager at Arrowfield Stud from Friday 1 August.

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Arrowfield Stud | 22 hours ago

Two-year-old Redoute’s Choice colt Scissor Kick gave notice of his bright Spring prospects when he scored in style at Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon…

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Heir Kitty, a Grade I stakes winner by Journeyman Stud stallion Wildcat Heir, tops the Del Mar Paddock Sale of Race Ready Horses on Sunday bringing $750,000 on behalf of owners David Bernsen and Paul Makin.

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Wildcat Heir’s progeny were scoring big for their owners from coast to coast this past weekend.

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Seemingly beaten inside the final furlong, Cudney Stables’ homebred Lafontaine, a son of Artie Schiller, got up in the final strides of the $125,000 Toronto Cup Sunday at Woodbine…

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Speightstown racked up his 30th stakes horse of 2014 on Sunday at Woodbine when 3-year-old Pirate’s Trove bested Cactus Kris by a nose in the $125,000 Duchess S…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Originally posted on bloodstock in the bluegrass:
With the 2014 Triple Crown in the record books, the participants are largely resting and planning to resume the fray in the heat of the summer for prizes like the Grade 1 Haskell and Travers Stakes. And now it is time to cast an eye upon the next…

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Originally posted on bloodstock in the bluegrass:
With the 2014 Triple Crown in the record books, the participants are largely resting and planning to resume the fray in the heat of the summer for prizes like the Grade 1 Haskell and Travers Stakes. And now it is time to cast an eye upon the next…

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Originally posted on bloodstock in the bluegrass:
Despite the general perception that “pedigree” is a fixed thing, it truly is not. Racing, particularly high class shown in top races, makes pedigree; not the other way around. Pedigree researcher and writer Joe Estes developed his life’s work into exploring and shining light through the interwoven fabric…

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European Racing News

Racing Post | 11 hours ago

SEE MORE BUSINESS, winner of the 1999 Gold Cup and one of the most popular chasers of his generation, died on Thursday aged 24.

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Racing Post | 13 hours ago

GLENEAGLES came from last to first under a confident Joseph O’Brien to land the Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday evening.

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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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