Keyword: Barclay Tagg

  • Tagg Works Funny Cide Ahead of Schedule

    Fearing a wet track for Monday's scheduled breeze, trainer Barclay Tagg worked Kentucky Derby (gr.I) and Preakness (gr.I) winner Funny Cide early Sunday morning at Saratoga Race Course.<br>

  • Funny Cide Returns to Saratoga

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, both grade I, returned home to Saratoga Springs on Tuesday. The Sackatoga Stable-owned gelding, who was foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, is stabled in trainer Barclay Tagg's Saratoga barn.

  • Funny Cide set for Haskell Invitational.

    Knowlton Points Funny Cide to Haskell

    Managing partner Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable said Funny Cide will accept the 123 pounds assigned Friday for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 3 at Monmouth Park.

  • Trainer Barclay Tagg takes Funny Cide back to the barn after Thursday morning work.

    Funny Cide: Big Man on Campus

    Funny Cide, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner who will attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), galloped 1 ½ miles the wrong way around the Belmont Park oval Thursday morning. His demeanor following his exercise has the Funny Cide team brimming with confidence for the "Test of a Champion."

  • Jockeys Jose Santos, left, and Jerry Bailey flank Belmont announcer Tom Durkin.

    Belmont Draw: Four Horse in the Cide Pocket

    Funny Cide, who will attempt to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown Saturday in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will do so from post 4. The Sackatoga Stable star will face five challengers in the 1 ½-mile "Test of a Champion" and was installed the even-money favorite for the race.

  • Funny Cide, works Tuesday in preparation for his Triple Crown bid Saturday.

    Tagg Says Funny Cide Went 'Little Faster Than I Wanted'

    Funny Cide, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner who is seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, impressed in his final workout when he made a surprise appearance on the Belmont Park track at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • P.G. Johnson on Santos: 'He's Cool'

    Jockey Jose Santos, who will ride Funny Cide in his bid for the Triple Crown Saturday afternoon in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a lot of people in his corner. Count among them Hall of Fame trainer P.G. Johnson, who compared him to the legendary Braulio Baeza.

  • Barclay Tagg: &quot;...if you don&#39;t have a license that says you&#39;re employed by Barclay Tagg, you&#39;re not getting in here.&quot;

    Tagg and Funny Cide: To Protect and Serve

    On Friday, trainer Barclay Tagg, who has been very protective of Funny Cide, told it like it is. Starting next Friday afternoon, Funny Cide and Barn 6 are off limits to all non-employees. Tagg explained his course of action and the difficult task of getting the horse to the Belmont.

  • Triple Crown Legends Offer Santos Some Advice

    The riders of the last three Triple Crown winners offered some advice for Jose Santos, the regular rider of Funny Cide as he bids for the Triple Crown on June 7. The riders, Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruget, and Steve Cauthen commented during a round-table teleconference sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Here and There

    Barclay Tagg to judge Grand Champion Maryland yearling show... Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship to visit River Downs Saturday.

  • Jockey Jose Santos pets Prince, a New York police horse, while posing for a portrait with trainer Barclay Tagg, right, before a news conference in New York Tuesday.

    Funny Cide is Toast of New York

    Move over Derek Jeter, there's another New York-based athlete stealing the hearts of sports fans in the Big Apple. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide, along with his connections, owner Sackatoga Stable, trainer Barclay Tagg, and jockey Jose Santos, were honored during a luncheon Tuesday at Gallagher's Steak House.

  • Trophy awarded winner of the Visa Triple Crown.

    What a Year for a Triple Crown Assault

    They have come in all sizes and colors, with vastly different personalities, and every conceivable advantage. Yet the thing each has been remembered for, finally, was failing to get the job done.

  • Jockey Jose Santos, meeting with media Friday.

    Santos Confident Heading into Preakness

    Declaring the controversy over the "phantom photo" was completely behind him, jockey Jose Santos said he was confident going into the Preakness Stakes aboard Kentucky Derby victor Funny Cide.

  • Barclay Tagg, meeting with the press after Funny Cide arrived at Pimlico.

    Surprise! Funny Cide, Tagg Arrive Early at Pimlico

    Barclay Tagg and Funny Cide arrived in Baltimore a day ahead of schedule, arriving at Pimlico Racecourse around 1:45 p.m. Friday afternoon. The trainer said the bad weather in the Baltimore area was the reason for shipping the day before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Empire Maker Breezes; Funny Cide Walks Wednesday at Belmont

    Empire Maker breezed four furlongs in :48 3/5 Wednesday. He will skip Saturday's Preakness and train up to the $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 7. On the same day Derby winner Funny Cide walked at Belmont Park.

  • Funny Cide, working Tuesday in preparation for the Preakness Stakes.

    Funny Cide Works in :47 1/5 for Preakness

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide returned to the track Tuesday morning to prep for the second leg of the Triple Crown, Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Funny Cide Schools in Belmont Paddock

    Jack Knowlton and Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby, schooled in Belmont Park's paddock Saturday afternoon for about 15 minutes after the second race.

  • Jackson Knowlton, right, one of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide&#39;s owners, and Barclay Tagg, the horse&#39;s trainer, answer questions from the media in the Belmont Park paddock Saturday.

    Indignant Tagg Calls Santos Probe 'Absurd'

    Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg responded with indignation to the Kentucky Racing Commission investigation into whether rider Jose Santos may have been carrying an illegal object when he rode the New York-bred to victory in last Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Tagg To Have Whole New Preakness Perspective

    During nearly 30 years on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, the closest trainer Barclay Tagg ever got to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was a bird's eye view from the Pimlico backstretch. But this year, things figure to be vastly different for the newly-minted Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide rears up outside his barn at Belmont Monday.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Story: Cide Show

    Owned by a group of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, N.Y., along with several other partners racing under the name Sackatoga Stable, Funny Cide defeated the powerful Bobby Frankel-trained pair of Empire Maker and Peace Rules. Of the 17 horses entered in the 129th Kentucky Derby, Funny Cide was the only one based in New York. Not only did he become the first New York-bred to win the Run for the Roses, he also became the first victorious gelding since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.

  • Funny Cide to Make New York Homecoming at Belmont

    Sackatoga Stable's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide, is scheduled to school in the Belmont paddock on opening day, May 10. The exact time of Funny Cide's schooling will be determined later this week.

  • Funny Cide Works Over Sloppy Belmont Track

    Sakatoga Stable and Jackson Knowlton's Funny Cide, the New York-bred runner-up in the grade 1 Wood Memorial, breezed a half-mile around the "dogs" in :48 on Belmont Park's sloppy main track Tuesday morning. Robin Smullen, assistant to trainer Barclay Tagg, was aboard for the work.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey rides Empire Maker to victory past Funny Cide in the 79th Wood Memorial.

    Empire Maker Proves He's Crown Worthy

    Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker confirmed his credentials as this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) consensus choice with a calculated half-length victory in Saturday's $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I) in the mud at Aqueduct Park.

  • Transylvania Opens Keeneland Spring Meet

    Claiborne Farm's Remind and Dave Feldman Stakes winner Hypnotist head the field of nine for Friday's opening day feature at Keeneland, the $100,000-added Transylvania (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at one mile on the turf.

  • Hypnotist in Control of Feldman Stakes

    Dogwood Stable's Hypnotist and jockey Jerry Bailey held off White Cat and Edgar Prado by a neck Sunday in winning the $75,000 Dave Feldman for 3-year-olds on the turf at Gulfstream.

  • Full Fields Set for Juvenile Turf Stakes

    Aqueduct has attracted full fields for a pair of juvenile turf stakes Sunday, the Pilgrim for colts and the Miss Grillo for fillies, both contested at nine furlongs.

  • Funny Side Laughs Last in Sleepy Hollow

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who won his two previous starts by a combined 24 ¾ lengths, got more than he bargained for from Spite the Devil, but the 1-5 favorite held off his rival by a neck to win Saturday's $100,000 Sleepy Hollow for 2-year-old New York breds at a mile.

  • Funny Side Laughs Last in Sleepy Hollow

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who won his two previous starts by a combined 24 ¾ lengths, got more than he bargained for from Spite the Devil, but the 1-5 favorite held off his rival by a neck to win Saturday's $100,000 Sleepy Hollow for 2-year-old New York breds at a mile.

  • Sleepy Hollow Could be Laugher for Funny Cide

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who has won both his starts by a combined 23 ¾ lengths, heads a field of six state-bred juveniles in the $100,000 Sleepy Hollow Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Chiselling Takes Aim at Jamaica Handicap

    Juddmonte Farms' Chiselling, the lone Grade I winner among the $200,000 Jamaica Handicap's (gr. IIT) cast of nine, will tote 121 pounds as the high weight for Sunday's 1 1/8-mile feature for 3-year-olds on the Belmont Park inner turf course.

  • Newcomers Galore on Delaware Park Backstretch

    Delaware Park will have many new faces on the backstretch when it opens for its 65th season April 27. Trainers new to the Stanton, Del., racetrack include Leo Azpura, David Donk, Scott Lake, Barclay Tagg, and Jeff Trosclair.