Greg Sacco

Sacco: ‘Important To Maintain Some Normalcy’ Through The ‘Uncharted Waters’ Of COVID-19

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control, a dual Grade 1-winner on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit, breezed three furlongs in 36.04 seconds on Saturday on the Belmont Park training track. Trained by Gregg Sacco, the 4-year-old Stay Thirsty colt posted his first breeze since his rallying score in the Grade 3, […]

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Mind Control Shows ‘Another Dimension’ With Impressive Tom Fool Victory, Carter Next

Trainer Greg Sacco could not speak higher volumes of Mind Control the morning after the colt launched a dramatic rally to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Stay Thirsty bay overcame a bad start and had to make up eight lengths at the top of the stretch, but successfully caught […]

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‘Life Is About Making People Smile’: Joevia Running With A Mission In Razorback

Joevia will be running for more than a $300,000 first-place check in the Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday at Oaklawn. Co-owner Jeff Fazio said a portion of the colt’s winnings from the $500,000 race are earmarked for the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, a New York-based community service organization founded in 1997 by […]

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‘Guts And Determination’: Mind Control Tops Blanket Finish In Toboggan

A three-horse photo finish in the 127th edition of Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan went to dual Grade 1-winner Mind Control as he made his 2020 debut a winning one in holding off a late charge from graded stakes winners Nicodemus and Sunny Ridge in the Aqueduct Racetrack stretch. The seven-furlong event over the main […]

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‘We’re Going To Savor This’: Mind Control, Sacco Get Hero’s Welcome At Monmouth Park

Hail the conquering hero Mind Control, who left his weekend guest accommodations in John Kimmel’s barn just before 9 a.m. after pulling off the upset in the Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes presented by Runhappy and en route to his home at Monmouth Park. “My staff tacked up the barn and everyone is really […]

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Mind Control Nails Photo Finish To Defeat Shancelot In H. Allen Jerkens

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control posted an upset in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Hopeful as a 2-year-old, and now the sophomore son of Stay Thirsty has another upset win at the Spa on his resume with a 10-1 shocker in Saturday’s G1 H. Allen Jerkens. Sitting in a perfect tracking position in third […]

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‘We Wanted To Go For It’: Joevia Fires Bullet Into Haskell

Joevia and King for a Day put in their final serious works on Saturday for the July 20 TVG.Com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, with the field for the $1 million, Grade 1 race expanding to eight with the addition of Bethlehem Road. Joevia, third in the Belmont Stakes in his most recent start, worked […]

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‘All Good’ With Maximum Security Ahead Of Haskell

TVG.com Haskell Invitational contenders Maximum Security and Joevia remain on schedule for Monmouth Park’s signature race on Saturday, July 20, with the trainers of both locally-stabled 3-year-olds saying they’re pleased with the status of their respective horses as the field continues to take shape two weeks prior to the Grade 1 race. Maximum Security, the […]

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Everfast, Joevia Top Nominees To Indiana Derby

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby has drawn 41 nominations for the 25th running of Indiana’s richest horse race Saturday, July 13 at Indiana Grand. Of the horses nominated, a total of 10 three-year-olds competed in at least one of the Triple Crown races in 2019 leading into summer’s biggest sporting event in central Indiana. […]

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