Keyword: funny cide

  • 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.

  • Belmont Prepares for Funny Cide's Homecoming

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide will seek to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner when he goes to post on Saturday, June 7th in the 135th running of the grade I, $1 million Belmont Stakes - the 1 1/2-mile final leg of the Visa Triple Crown for 3-year-olds.

  • WinStar's Walden Sees Sunny Side of Funny Cide

    Although WinStar Farm would love to have a Kentucky Derby winner under its colors, the victory in Derby 129 by the WinStar-bred Funny Cide was certainly the next best thing. It could get even better if he adds a Preakness (gr. I) win tomorrow.

  • Peace Rules Early Preakness Favorite

    Peace Rules is the favorite in the early wagering for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The Derby third-place finisher is 5-2, while the Derby winner, Funny Cide, is 9-2.

  • 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).

  • Knowlton Addresses TOBA Seminar

    Jack Knowlton, managing partner of Sackatoga Stable, gave an owner's perspective to about 30 prospective clients at new owner's seminar at Pimlico Racecourse the morning of May 16.

  • Funny Cide 7-5 Preakness Favorite; Bailey Replaces Valenzuela on Ten Cents a Shine

    Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide was installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $1-million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when post positions were drawn Wednesday. The son of Distorted Humor will break from post position nine under jockey Jose Santos. Peace Rules, who finished third in the Derby, is the 8-5 second choice.

  • Trainer D. Wayne Lukas holds reins as Ten Cents a Shine walks near the stakes barn at Pimlico on Wednesday.

    Baffert, Lukas Arrivals Get Ball Rolling at Pimlico

    With Funny Cide and Peace Rules stabled in New York, and not expected to ship out for another day or two, Pimlico finally landed their own big two when Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas arrived from Louisville early Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Many Cides

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- General sports columnists try their best to cover the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but they often fall short.

  • 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 to Pimlico on Preakness Morning; Other Notes

    Trainer Barclay Tagg said Monday that Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide will likely remain at Belmont Park in New York until Saturday, when he will be shipped to Pimlico Racecourse to compete in that day's Preakness Stakes.

  • Jockey Jose Santos, right, arrives at the Churchill Downs racing office for a meeting with track stewards along with his attorney Karen Murphy, center, and agent Mike Sellitto.

    Santos Meets With Stewards; Announcement Later Monday

    Jockey Jose Santos met with Churchill Downs stewards Monday morning concerning a controversy over a photo taken after this year's Kentucky Derby. The stewards are investigating whether Santos held something in his hand besides his whip when he crossed the finish line on May 3. Churchill Downs vice president John Asher said the stewards would hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) Monday.

  • Senor Swinger Works Toward Preakness; Congaree Also On-Track

    Senor Swinger, winner of the Crown Royal American Turf (gr. III) on the Kentucky Oaks card, breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 Monday at Churchill Downs as he continued to work toward Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.

  • Associated Press photo, similar to one published by the &lt;i&gt;Miami&lt;/i&gt; Herald that touched off controversy.

    AP Photo Clearly Shows There is No Object in Santos' Hand

    An Associated Press photo that appeared in Sunday's New York <i>Post</i> all but puts to rest the investigation of Jose Santos. The photo clearly shows the green Juddmonte Stables' silks of Empire Maker through Santos' outstretched fingers as he is about to raise his whip in triumph.

  • 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.

  • Photo of Jose Santos immediately after winning the Kentucky Derby with Funny Cide is similar to one published by the Miami Herald that provoked an investigation.

    Churchill Stewards Launch Derby Probe

    The panel of stewards that oversees racing at Churchill Downs has initiated an investigation into questions surrounding a published photograph of the finish of Kentucky Derby 129.

  • Funny Cide's Half-Brother to Run at Churchill

    The 4-year-old half-brother to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide is scheduled to test his talent under the famed Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in an allowance race on Sunday's Mother's Day racing card.

  • 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.

  • Track Condition Big Factor for Nassau County

    Trainers constantly monitor the weather to see if track conditions will suit their runners. That is especially true for Saturday at Belmont as some are wishing for rain while others hope the sun will shine.

  • Funny Cide Makes Pimlico Plans; 6 Confirmed

    It appears that Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide will van down to Pimlico from New York on May 14, a day after the New York-bred puts in his final Preakness work. Owner Jack Knowlton informed Maryland Jockey Club officials of his horse's plans for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Wednesday afternoon.

  • 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.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Big Yellow Taxi

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- To most people, it looked like a big, old school bus. But to Dave Mahan and his partners in Sackatoga Stable, along with the four dozen or so family and friends who accompanied them to the Kentucky Derby, it was a "yellow stretch limousine."

  • Funny Cide, drawing off to win the Derby.

    The Morning After: No Excuses, On to Baltimore

    One day after Funny Cide upset the Kentucky Derby at odds of nearly 13-1, his trainer said the New York-bred gelding came out of the race unscathed and will move on to Baltimore, Md. to contest the Preakness Stakes on May 17.

  • Overlooked gelding becomes first NY Bred to win Derby.

    Move Over, Clyde!

    Funny Cide, who was beaten just a half-length by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Empire Maker in the Wood Memorial (gr. I), sprung the upset Saturday at Churchill Downs. He became the first New York-bred to ever win the Derby and the first gelding to take the roses since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.

  • Funny Cide Works at Belmont Park

    Sackatoga Stable's Wood Memorial runner-up Funny Cide posted a sharp workout at Belmont Park Tuesday in preparation for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

  • 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.

  • Wood, Carter Contenders Roll Into Aqueduct

    Empire Maker arrived Wednesday in New York, along with Aldebaran, Congaree, Senor Swinger, and others planning to battle Saturday in the Wood and the Carter.

  • Wood Memorial contender New York Hero, winning the Lane&#39;s End Stakes.

    Kissin Saint Added to Wood Mix as Other Contenders Work

    Paraneck Stable's New York Hero, scheduled to take on current Kentucky Derby favorite Empire Maker in Saturday's grade I, $750,000 Wood Memorial at nine furlongs, breezed five furlongs in :59 3/5 over Aqueduct's "fast" main track Monday morning.