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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

DRF | 1 hour ago

Lil Bit O’Fun was claimed for $40,000 at Del Mar last September. Almost 11 months later, the 6-year-old gelding has yet to lose for his new connections.

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Michael Compton | 2 hours ago
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito will give Grade 2-winning sprinter Spot another chance to stretch out in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles. Purchased by Joseph Moss following the Grade 3 Hutcheson at Gulfstream Park in February, the gelded sophomore son of Pulpit came from off the pace to beat previously […]

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Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago

A pair of 2-year-old fillies who eclipsed the Del Mar Polytrack mark for five furlongs in separate racing debuts July 20, appear headed for a showdown in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for their powerhouse barns.

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DRF | 2 hours ago

When a fifth-race pick three kicks off at Del Mar, many horseplayers will be singling Lakota Road (#7). One can understand the reasoning – she already has won a starter allowance, she consistently runs the highest Beyer Speed Figures, and she enters this race in sharp form.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

It’s all about the bloodlines in this game, so it was no surprise to find apprentice jockey Michael Ritvo in the winner’s circle with his first mount at Suffolk Downs on Wednesday.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate, off since a sixth-place effort in the Kentucky Derby, tackles older horses for the first time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar.

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DRF | 3 hours ago

Kiss to Remember could not hold off the late-charging Shanon Nicole in the $205,200 Indiana Grand at Indiana Grand Race Course on Wednesday evening.

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Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago

Unable to ride any longer due to a series of injuries and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Valerie Buck turned her passion in another direction.

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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

Shanon Nicole, owned and bred by Connie Apostelos, benefited from a quick early pace to rally and capture the $205,200 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23.

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TDN | 4 hours ago

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:41 PM ET

8th at IND (Indiana Downs)MSW ($32K)     Winner: Lord Tyrion by Discreetly Mine
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Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago

The $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course July 26 looks to have several intriguing contenders, some stretching out in distance and others dropping back.

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DRF | 4 hours ago

Churchill Downs on Tuesday released the stakes schedule for the second 12-day September meet in modern track history with minimal change from the 2013 inaugural. The schedule is identical to last year, with only purses having been adjusted.

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TDN | 4 hours ago

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:01 PM ET

9th at SAR (Saratoga)GII Lake George H. ($200,000)     Winner: Daring Dancer by Empire Maker
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Farm Press Releases

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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Warrior’s Reward, Kentucky’s leading juvenile sire, got his first stakes winner on Saturday night…

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Tiz Wonderful’s newest 2-year-old star Big Trouble won the $150,000 Sanford S. (G2) July 19 at Saratoga to remain undefeated in two starts…

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Thoroughbred Bloggers

Originally posted on bloodstock in the bluegrass:
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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 | 7 hours ago

THE identity of a further three horses to have tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine this summer became known on Wednesday.

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Racing Post | 10 hours ago

BRITISH racegoers were afforded the pleasure of seeing Montjeu in the flesh only twice during his glittering 16-race career, and his odds-on romp under Mick Kinane in the King George of 2000 was by far his most memorable.

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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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