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Rice, Franco, Drawing Away Claim Titles For Truncated Aqueduct Meet

Trainer Linda Rice notched 40 wins for her second consecutive winter meet crown, while jockey Manny Franco posted 64 victories to win his third consecutive winter meet title at Aqueduct Racetrack. Drawing Away Stable bested all owners with 19 wins for the abbreviated winter meet that ran from December 12 through March 15. Originally scheduled […]

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Barclay Tagg’s Druthers: A Preakness, Belmont, Travers, Kentucky Derby Sequence For Tiz The Law

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, surged to the top of the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard with an emphatic score in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Trained by Barclay Tagg, who trained New York-bred Funny Cide to victories in the 2003 […]

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Rising To The Occasion, Tiz The Law Rules The Day In Florida Derby

Getting a perfect trip under Manny Franco, Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law solidified his standing as the top 3-year-old on the East Coast, winning Saturday’s $750,000, Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Rating comfortably in third most of the way, Tiz the Law moved to the lead on the turn, […]

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Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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‘Everything Went The Right Way’: Franco Rides Five Winners Saturday At Aqueduct

Jockey Manny Franco won five races on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, including the favorite Desbordes in the ninth-race finale. Franco, the New York Racing Association’s year-end leading rider in 2018 and 2019, piloted the winners in Races 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9. He moved into a tie for second with Eric Cancel with 48 […]

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Eventful Trip Can’t Stop Tiz The Law In Holy Bull

Despite having to hit the brakes hard down the backstretch and a subsequent wide trip, Sackatoga Stables’ Tiz The Law wouldn’t be denied in Saturday’s Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Constitution, favored at 6-5 in the wagering, cruised under the wire a three-length winner for jockey Manny Franco. […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Developing Very Nicely,’ Works At Gulfstream Toward Holy Bull

New York-based jockey Manny Franco was in Florida on Sunday morning to guide Sackatoga Stable’s New York-bred Grade 1-winner Tiz the Law through a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.55 on the Gulfstream Park main track. Franco returned to New York in time to guide Doll to victory in Sunday’s opening race at the Big A. Tiz […]

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Chad Brown, Manny Franco Repeat Year-End NYRA Titles

Trainer Chad Brown notched his fifth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco won his second consecutive riding crown, and Klaravich Stables led all owners on the circuit as racing concluded for 2019 following Tuesday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Brown, who has won three consecutive Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Trainer from […]

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‘Well Worth The Wait’: My Boy Tate Overcomes 13-Month Layoff In NYSS Thunder Rumble

My Boy Tate looked sharp off a 13-month layoff, rallying late to register his third career stakes win with a 1 3/4-length score in Sunday’s the 13th running of the $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series Thunder Rumble at Aqueduct Racetrack. Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and Michelle Nevin, who also conditions the 5-year-old […]

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