Barclay Tagg

Jockey Club Gold Cup: Turf-To-Dirt Contenders Include Good Samaritan, Highland Sky

A pair of graded stakes-running turf horses will appear on the dirt next weekend at Belmont Park, vying for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month at Del Mar. Good Samaritan has won a Grade 2 on both the turf and the dirt, while Highland Sky was second in last year’s Grade 1 […]

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Elate Absolutamente Superior A Sus Rivales En El Beldame Stakes

Elate lucía muy por encima de sus rivales en el Beldame Invitational S. (G1, $400,000) y lo demostró en carrera. La zaina hija de Medaglia d’Oro corrió comprometida en la curva lejana y apenas tuvo un espacio muy reducido en la recta final para pasar a liquidar la prueba de 1800 metros, demostrando absoluto dominio […]

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Luego Del Alabama, Elate Enfrenta Por Primera Vez A Las Maduras En El Beldame

Siete yeguas fueron inscritas para correr el Beldame S. (G1, $400,000) este sábado 30 en Belmont Park. La única tresañera es la gran favorita en proporción de 3/5. Con sobrada razón Elate, la hija de Medaglia d’Oro que entrena Bill Mott, es la yegua a vencer en la competencia de 1800 metros. En su penúltima […]

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Speedy New York-Bred Isabelle Steps Up To Top Flight Invitational Sunday

William Schettine’s Isabelle proved she could handle stakes competition with two wins in her last three starts. She now will see if that success translates to a higher level in headlining a field of six fillies and mares 4-years-old and up in the Grade 3, $200,000 Top Flight Invitational on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Isabelle, […]

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Verve’s Tale Surprises At 20-1 In Comely

Charles Fipke’s homebred Verve’s Tale ran down the favored Lewis Bay to upset Saturday’s G3 Comely Stakes at odds of 20-1, crossing the wire a half-length in front. The sophomore daughter of Tale of Ekati, ridden by Paco Lopez, covered nine furlongs in 1:51.89 over Aqueduct’s fast main track for trainer Barclay Tagg. “I wasn’t […]

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‘He’s Kind Of A Bad Boy’: Lani’s Morning Antics Enlivened Derby Week

“He’s got a lot of fans because of his personality,” Keita Tanaka, spokesman for owner Koji Maeda, told Newsday. “He’s kind of a bad boy, and people like bad boys.” Lani, a striking gray son of Tapit, and his morning antics provided a unique fire during the lead-up to the Kentucky Derby, and even exercise […]

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Saez Sweeps Both ‘Big A’ Stakes Saturday

Jockey Luis Saez swept both stakes on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, piloting Highland Sky to a last-to-first victory in the $100,000 Woodhaven for 3-year-old turf horses and following that with a well-timed win aboard Libreta in the $100,000 Park Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series for 3-year-old fillies. Highland Sky settled in last […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Rubley Rewarded For Following Training Dream

Kelly Rubley marked a career milestone Sept. 19, less than two years after she began her own training operation — her first stakes win. And she wasn’t even in the winner’s circle for it. When Modernstone (GB) upset the Fasig-Tipton Ladies’ Marathon Stakes at Kentucky Downs, drawing away by three-quarters of a length at odds […]

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‘It’s My Derby’ Fundraiser Gives Trainer Lukas a Chance to Ask the Questions

On April 18, the Kentucky Derby Museum will present ‘It’s My Derby’, a fundraising event that will be held at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. It will be the fourth year the event has been held, and the first time it will be at Keeneland. ‘It’s My Derby’ brings together past winners of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Caroline Thomas Awarded Lake Placid Win After DQ

Beaten a nose to the wire, Caroline Thomas was declared the winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid when the first-place finisher, Nellie Cashman, was disqualified to third for interfering with Watsdachances in the stretch on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. When the gate opened, even-money favorite Tapicat bounded to the lead […]

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