Barclay Tagg

‘Lucky So Far,’ Tagg Says Tiz The Law On Target For Kentucky Jockey Club

Sixteen years after the gutsy New York-bred gelding Funny Cide’s memorable victories in the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, trainer Barclay Tagg and Sackatoga Stables were back in the spotlight when Tiz the Law glided home under a hand ride to win the Grade 1 Champagne on Oct. 5 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. By WinStar […]

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Funny Cide Owners ‘Would Love To Get Back To The Derby,’ To Skip Juvenile With 2020 Contender

Rev up the yellow school bus. Sackatoga Stable, whose members famously arrived at Churchill Downs in a yellow school bus to watch their longshot Funny Cide win the 2003 Kentucky Derby, is gearing up for another run at the roses. Sackatoga, with a reconfigured partnership, is on the Road to the Derby with another New […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Did Everything Right’ In Champagne, Not Headed To Breeders’ Cup

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law came out of his impressive four-length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Champagne for 2-year-olds in good order, trainer Barclay Tagg said Sunday morning. The Constitution colt improved to 2-for-2 in his career, building on his 4 ¼-length debut at 6 ½ furlongs on August 8 by besting a six-horse […]

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Tiz The Law New Sheriff Among New York Juveniles Following Romp In Champagne

Tiz the Law justified his 7-5 odds in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., crushing his five 2-year-old rivals under jockey Manny Franco and remaining  undefeated after two starts. Owned by Sackatoga Stable and trained by Barclay Tagg — the same connections  as 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide – […]

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Lucky 13: Miguel Arroyo ‘Very Excited’ To Ride First Winner At Gulfstream

Apprentice jockey Miguel Arroyo notched his first career victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park, scoring aboard Stay Again ($17) in Race 4. Stay Again, who benefited from a ground-saving trip under the 10-pound apprentice before rallying in the stretch to prevail by two lengths, was the 13th mount for Arroyo, who rode in his first race […]

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Former Educator Kelly Rubley’s Unique Career Path To The Preakness

When the 2000s began, Kelly Rubley seemed destined for a life of academia. But, even as she climbed the ladder from middle school science teacher to administrator, the horses kept calling. Before the decade was over, Rubley answered the call. She left behind the security of a career in education for the unpredictability of Thoroughbred […]

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Dr. Edgar Noses Out Hawkish In Appleton

Eloise and Peter Canzone Sr.’s Dr. Edgar, making his 19th career start but first in a stakes, opened a comfortable lead in the early stages and dug in to hold off a late charge from Grade 2 winner Hawkish for a half-length victory in Friday’s $100,000 Appleton (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 67th running of […]

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Pletcher’s Prince Lucky Aiming For Consecutive Graded Success In G2 Gulfstream Mile

When Prince Lucky stepped on the track at Gulfstream Park Feb. 23 for the Hal’s Hope (G3), it had been more than eight months since his previous start. You would have never known it. After pressing the pace set by graded-stakes winner Quip and stablemate Copper Town in the mile event, Prince Lucky took the […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Former Claimer Cassies Dreamer Heading ‘In The Right Direction’

Trainer Barclay Tagg has sent out eight previous Breeders’ Cup starters and will be looking for his first winner when he saddles Cassies Dreamer in the Juvenile Fillies and Verve’s Tale in the Distaff at Churchill Downs. A 2-year-old daughter of Flatter, Cassies Dreamer was claimed for $50,000 out of her maiden score on August […]

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Comebacking Battle Of Midway Ships East, Carries Top Weight In Kelso Handicap

Alydar winner Realm will make his graded stakes return as part of a field of seven in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at a mile at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Carded as Race 8 with a scheduled post time of 5:18 p.m. ET, the 38th running of the Kelso […]

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