Keyword: Sackatoga Stable

  • Trainer Barclay Tagg

    Tagg Takes 'Cides' with California Chrome

    Barclay Tagg, trainer of 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, discusses the distractions and pitfalls of Belmont week as California Chrome nears his run to become racing's 12th winner of the Triple Crown.

  • New Owners Luncheon Set for Aug. 18

    Trainers Gary Contessa and Linda Rice will be among the industry speakers participating in the New York Racing Association's next "New Owners Luncheon" at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18.

  • Old Friends at Cabin Creek Summer Events

    Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the New York division of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky., will be hosting two special events this summer to coincide with the Saratoga Race Course meet.

  • David Mahan, Co-owned Funny Cide, Dies

    David Mahan, a member of Sackatoga Stable that raced 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide, died Jan. 14 of brain cancer in Waterbury, Conn.

  • Funny Cide is presented to his fans at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Funny Cide Heats Up Horse Park

    Kentucky Derby winner and champion Funny Cide was welcomed to his new home at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions by several hundred fans and managing partner Jack Knowlton Dec. 5.

  • Inside Track: Fandom

    Michael Amo's innovative idea for Thoroughbred racing's first organization dedicated solely to fans started innocently enough.

  • August 10 is Funny Cide Day at the Spa.

    Funny Cide to Have His Day at the Spa

    Funny Cide, the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both grade I), and who captivated fans with his pursuit of the 2003 Triple Crown, will be celebrated with a retirement party Aug. 10 at Saratoga.

  • Funny Cide Adds Bang to Finger Lakes Holiday Card

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), figures to draw a large holiday crowd to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack July 4 when he competes in the $100,000 Wadsworth Memorial Handicap at the upstate New York track.

  • Jack Knowlton to be Keynote Speaker at TTA Banquet

    Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2007 annual conference and awards banquet. The event is set for Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.

  • Funny Cide Crosses Border to Win Dominion Day

    Dual Classic winner Funny Cide made his first race outside of the United States a winning one, taking Saturday's $200,000 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • Knowlton Resigns as 'Friends' Director in New York

    Due to his appointment to the Committee on the Future of Racing in New York, Jack Knowlton, managing partner of Sackatoga Stable, has resigned from the board of directors of Friends of New York Racing.

  • Funny Cide in Brilliant Saratoga Drill

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide turned heads at Saratoga Thursday morning when he put in a powerful one-mile workout in 1:37 4/5 on the main track with jockey Edgar Prado aboard.

  • Funny Cide Breezes Toward Met Mile

    Last year's Triple Crown Hopeful, Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 beneath exercise rider and assistant trainer Robin Smullen Tuesday morning at Belmont Park. The work was the fastest of 18 at that distance.

  • Funny Cide pulls ahead of Evening Attire to win the Excelsior Breeders' Cup Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Funny Cide Reigns in New York's Excelsior

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide made his return to New York successful with a half-length win over Evening Attire in the $196,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Funny Cide Returns to New York

    Funny Cide, the New York-bred winner of last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I), returns to his native state Saturday for a start in the Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Sackatoga Signing Scheduled in Saratoga

    The Sackatoga team will sign a the book on their favorite subject--Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Funny Cide--on April 25 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • Donn Handicap Kicks Off Race for Leading Older Horse

    The race for 2004's leading older horse gets underway with the Feb. 7 $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park. The Donn Handicap is expected to lure a field of six or seven of the top handicap horses in the nation, led by Sackatoga Stable's classic winning champion Funny Cide.

  • Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, with Jose Santos aboard, runs to an easy victory in his 2004 debut, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Funny Cide Easy Allowance Winner in 2004 Debut

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide made an auspicious return to the races at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 11, drawing off for an impressive five-length win over American Style in a seven-furlong money allowance race.

  • Brisk Drill for Funny Cide

    Dual Classic winner Funny Cide worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 in easy fashion Thursday morning at Palm Beach Downs. Funny Cide, a leading contender for an Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old, is being pointed for the Feb. 7, $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Funny Cide Now a Florida Resident

    New York's favorite gelding has headed south for the winter. Dual classic winner Funny Cide arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning.

  • Funny Cide, with trainer Barclay Tagg.

    Funny Cide to Face Older Horses in Empire Classic

    Sackatoga Stable's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Funny Cide will likely make his next start in the $250,000, nine-furlong Empire Classic as part of Belmont Park's "New York Showcase Fall Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Sky Mesa, to be ridden by Robby Albarado in the Haskell Invitational.

    Saratoga Notebook: Albarado on Sky Mesa; Favorites Rule; No Decision on Congrats; Sackatoga Stable Grows

    Jockey Robby Albarado has picked up the mount on Sky Mesa for the Haskell Invitational and trainer Shug McGaughey is undecided on whether to run Congrats in the Haskell or the Jiim Dandy. Also, favorites are having a good Spa meet, Kissin Saint may make his next start on grass, Sackatoga Stable has expanded, and the Dogwood Dominion Award goes to a backstretch "community leader."

  • 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.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Captivating Crown

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- A Travers with Funny Cide and Empire Maker is almost certain to attract a record crowd to Saratoga.

  • Lenny Shulman arrives at Belmont aboard Funny Cide fan bus.

    On the Bus

    <i>By Lenny Shulman </i> -- We met them as their magical journey began in the box seats of Churchill Downs, and said goodbye for now in the boxes of Belmont Park, 800 miles east.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, being fed a carrot by jockey Jerry Bailey, may face Funny Cide in the Travers Stakes.

    No Joke: Travers Day at Spa Has Huge Potential

    Having just completed a very successful Belmont Stakes Day despite very unfavorable weather conditions, the New York Racing Association is looking forward to a potentially huge day Aug. 23 when the grade I Travers Stakes is run at Saratoga.

  • Sackatoga Stable&#39;s Jack Knowlton is met by a media barrage upon his arrival at Belmont Park Saturday.

    Sackatoga Magic Busses Arrive at Belmont

    Four yellow school busses carrying Funny Cide's owners (who comprise Sackatoga Stable) and their friends arrived at Belmont Park at 11:30 a.m. today after a short but eventful journey from the Sheraton Hotel near John F. Kennedy Airport.

  • 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."

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

    Headline News

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Whether he wins or loses in New York, Funny Cide has helped give racing new exposure.

  • Media Blitz Under Way With Triple Crown on Line

    With the buzz growing ever louder over another potential Triple Crown winner, the racing industry is marshalling its marketing forces to make sure the public at large becomes aware of what's at stake at Belmont Park June 7.