GSW DR. EDGAR adds a G2 stakes placing in the Knickerbocker 10/15/2019
GSW DR. EDGAR 3rd in the G2 Knickerbocker Stakes having led in hand for most of the trip. He finished willingly but could not keep the closers at bay. DR EDGAR is owned by Eloise and Peter Canzone, Sr. He has earned $358,505.
KELLEYCANRUN graduates in a MSW at Belmont 10/15/2019
Courtesy of the TDN
Belmont, $75,000, Msw, 10-14, 3yo/up, f/m, 7fT, 1:21.72, fm.
KELLEYCANRUN (f, 3, Cairo Prince--Tempest Storm, by Malibu Moon), off the board in a pair of dirt starts to open her career, perked up with a runner-up finish at 37-1 Aug. 24 at Saratoga and dropped a spot here Sept. 21. Made the 3-1 second choice cutting back to a sprint in this spot, the gray traveled in fifth along the rail behind splits of :22.61 and :45.17. Picking it up some approaching the eighth pole, she found her beststride in deep stretch and rallied to nail favored Smack (Super Saver) by a nose on the wire.
Lifetime Record: 5-1-1-1, $77,250.
O-Hayward R. & John R. Murrell
B-John R. Murrell (KY)
The Champagne winner receives a free berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and earns 10 points toward a spot in a 20-horse field as part of the 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby series.
Tiz the Law, who garnered a field-best 97 Speed rating posting an impressive debut tally at Saratoga on August 8, looks like the main rival. By Constitution, the second-leading freshman sire to date, Tiz the Law overcame being stuck behind a wall of horses with a sizzling turn of foot in the stretch, drawing off to win by a widening 4 ¼-length margin. Barclay Tagg trains and the New York-bred colt picks up a new pilot in Manny Franco after being ridden by Alvarado.
HIGHLAND SKY in the Japan Turf Cup Stakes at Laurel 09/29/2019
JAPAN TURF CUP STAKES
3yo and up, $100,000 purse, 1 1/2 miles on the turf
Barclay Tagg, trainer of Highland Sky (9-2), who’ll have Forest Boyce up: “He’s a real nice horse. He comes from a good family, and I’ve been training that family for the owner for probably 30 years now. They were all hard knockers with a few group stakes winners and a couple of Grade 1 winners in there. It’s always been a good family.”
REALM 3rd in the Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational Stakes at Belmont. 09/10/2019
Stakes winner and also multiple Graded Stakes Placed, REALM (Haynesfield) added other stakes placing running 3rd in the Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational Stakes at Belmont. Bred in Virginia by Morgan’s Ford Farm, Realm was selected by Tagg from the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale, paying $75,000. He’s earned just over half a million dollars.
Va Bred FERDINANDA airs in the Brookmeade Stakes at Colonia 09/08/2019
At Colonial Downs FERDINANDA (Giant's Causeway) won the Brookmeade Stakes - drawing off to score by 6 lengths. She has won or been placed in all but 2 of her last 16 starts, Saratoga shipper Ferdinanda, who races in the silks of Ann Backer made easy work disposing of her rivals, coasting to a six-length victory.
“I knew I was on a pretty nice horse when I looked in the program and saw the name Barclay Tagg,” Boyce said. “The first part (of the race) I just let her find her own position, find her own way. I just waited as long as I could (before making her move to the lead).”
NIKO'S DREAM takes allowance at Saratoga 08/31/2019
Since February at Gulfstream, NIKO'S DREAM has won or been on the board in every one of her 6 starts including two seconds in the New York Stallion Series Stakes, one at Belmont and one at Saratoga. Today racing a mile on the turf, she got bumped and pinched off early but edged away for the win by 1 1/2. NIKO'S DREAM is owned by Sackatoga Stable. She has earned over $169,000
NIKO'S DREAM has this to say about the success of barn-mate TIZ THE LAW 08/10/2019
2 yo TIZ THE LAW graduates at Saratoga 1st out 08/08/2019
2-year-old TIZ THE LAW (by Constitution - Tizfiz, by Tiznow), owned by Sackatoga Stable, won Saratoga's 5th race by 4 1/4 wrapped up. It was the New York-bred's first start. He raced 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt.
NIKO'S DREAM stakes placed in the NYSSS Statue of Liberty 08/01/2019
In May, NIKO'S DREAM (Central Banker) graduated in a MSW for Sackatoga Stable racing a mile on the grass at Belmont. In June, trying stakes company for the first time in the NYSSS Cupecoy's Joy, she saved ground initially and then moved out under a hand ride and finally came charging 5 wide but had to settle for the place by a neck. Today on the last day of July, she added another stakes placing in the NYSSS Statue of Liberty going a mile on the turf at Sartoga. She raced 3 wide throughout and mounted a challenge to the leader in the stretch. but again had to settle for second. She has now earned over$125,000.
NIKO'S DREAM stakes placed in the NYSSS Cupecoy's Joy 06/24/2019
Last month, NIKO'S DREAM (Central Banker) graduated in a MSW for Sackatoga Stable racing a mile on the grass at Belmont. Trying stakes company for the first time in the NYSSS Cupecoy's Joy, she saved ground initially and then moved out under a hand ride and finally came charging 5 wide but had to settle for the place by a neck. None-the-less, she now has added black type to her pedigree and raised her earnings over $95,000.
DR EDGAR 4th in the G3 Poker S - by 3 noses 06/17/2019
Dr. Edgar, the Barclay Tagg-trainee who won his graded stakes debut with the Grade 3 Appleton on March 29 at Gulfstream Park, edged out Cullum Road by a nose for second in the Grade 3, $150,000 Fort Marcy. Today he had to settle for 4th in the Poker S G3 but it was a thrilling blanket finihs and he lost by 3 noses! DR EDGAR is owned by Eloise and Peter Canzone, Sr. He has earned $331,505. DR. EDGAR keeps moving forward in each start, including a win in the Grade III Appleton, since being trained by Barclay Tagg.
Stakes winner of the Alydar S and also a multiple Graded Stakes Placed, REALM (Haynesfield) added another G2 stakes placing n the G2 Brooklyn Invitational at 12 furlongs on the Belmont Stakes card. He ran close to the pace and in a blanket finish only missed by a 1/2 and a neck.
Bred in Virginia by Morgan’s Ford Farm, Realm was selected by Tagg from the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale, paying $75,000. He’s earned just over $421,000.
“Harry and I have had a couple of horses together,” Dattner said, “but this is the first with Barclay. He said he’d like to own a horse but couldn’t afford one, so I paid for the horse and he paid for the upkeep until he caught up.”
Multiple Graded Stakes Placed HIGHLAND SKY added to his resume running 3rd in the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational G2. He saved ground on the rail early running behind the field then swung out and rallied for third. He is owned by his breeder Bonner Young and Gerald and Jerrie Stewart McManis.
Lifetime: 23 4-3-5 $668,422,00
NIKO'S DREAM graduates in a MSW at Belmont 05/19/2019
NIKO'S DREA graduated in a MSW for Sackatoga Stable racing a mile on the grass at Belmont. She raced towards the rear of the pack and then surged 6 wide to the wire to win by 1 1/2 lenghts. She had been second and third in her last 2 starts and has already earned over $65,000. CLICK HERE TO SEE RACE PHOTOS
Congratulations from the Tagg Barn to Kelly Rubley 05/15/2019
We are proud to have been part of the backstory which has ended up helping Kelly Rubley have Alwaysmining entered in the Preakness for Runnymede Racing. To read more please CLICK HERE. Kelly gives credit throughout for lessons learned from Barclay Tagg,
CASSIE'S DREAMER takes allowance at Belmont - getting her 2019 campaign under way 05/06/2019
CASSIE'S DREAMER has proved to be a very astute claim by Barclay and has added greatly to her value as a broodmare. As a 2 year old she jumped from the maiden claiming ranks to run 3rd in the Spinaway Stakes (Gr. 1) and again in the Frizette (G1) . Making her 2nd start at 3 she had no trouble winning a small but salty allowance race at Belmont. CASSIE'S DREAMER is owned by Turf Stable Racing (Rusty Jones) & Hayward R Pressman and was bred by Santucket Stables & Indian Creek (KY). She has earned $224,250.
DR EDGAR 2nd in the Grade 3, $150,000 Fort Marcy, 05/05/2019
Dr. Edgar, the Barclay Tagg-trainee who won his graded stakes debut with the Grade 3 Appleton on March 29 at Gulfstream Park, edged out Cullum Road by a nose for second in the Grade 3, $150,000 Fort Marcy.
“He's a hard-fighting horse and any battle that comes up he gives it a 110 percent,” said Dr. Edgar jockey Dylan Davis. “The favorite [Robert Bruce] went by me but he dug right back in down the lane. I thought I was going to get it, but a late closer came and got him. I thought he ran his 'A' game today.”
FERDINANDA scores in a Gulfstream allowance going away 04/21/2019
Placed in her last 4 starts FERDINANDA (Giant's Causeway) headed to the winner's circle for the 3rd time today. Racing about 7 1/2 furlongs on the Gulfstream grass, she waited patiently until she found an inside seam and burst to the wire under a hand ride to win going away. She is owned and was bred by the William M. Backer and has earned over $171,000 for her connections.
Dr. EDGAR: Win #5 in allowance company at Gulfstream 02/23/2019
DR EDGAR pressed the pace in second and then challenged and bested the leader to win by 2 lengths racing 1 1/16 on the Gulfstream turf. The Lookin At Lucky 6-year-old gelding is owned by Peter J.and Eloise Canzone, Sr. Lifetime record:18 starts: 5 - 4 - 2 $223,985
BRUCIA LA TERRA was named Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly 02/21/2019
We are very proud to announce that BRUCIA LA TERRA was named Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly. BRUCIA LA TERRA was bred by Sallyellen M. Hurst and Hugh H. Hurst and is owned by William M. Ferrone. She won her first outing and followed that up with a 2nd in the Frizette G1.
LOLLI graduates at Aqueduct 11/08/2018
The wonderfully named LOLLI (Candy Ride (ARG)raced 6 furlongs at Aqueduct. She pressed the pace in second and then dueled to hold her spot and gradually drew away for the win by 2 lengths. The three-year-old filly is a homebred for J. Bonner Young.
NIKO'S DREAM misses graduation by a neck 10/25/2018
2 year old NIKO'S DREAM (Central Banker) was unhurried early and then swung out into the 6 path to drive to the wire, She missed by a neck. The NY Bred filly is owned by Sackatoga Stable. Watch for her next time!
BRUCIA LA TERRA and CASSIE'S DREAMER 2 -3 in the Frizette G1 10/07/2018
Two-year-old BRUCIA LA TERRA (El Padrino) pressed the pace and the edged clear for the win by 3 3/4 widening lengths going 7 furlongs at Saratoga to break her maiden. She was selected by Barclay for owner William M. Ferrone. The $20,000 Timonium yearling purchase tore up the salty Saratoga competition! Stepping up into G1 stakes company in the Frizette, she rallied from last to nab second and added G1 black-type to her pedigree. Talk about instant return on investment.
Following her across the wire was stablemate CASSIE'S DREAMER (Flatter) who overcame a bobble at the start CASSIE'S DREAMER was already G1 stakes-placed, and added more black type in the Frizette. She has proved to be a very astute claim by Barclay and has added greatly to her value as a broodmare. CASSIE'S DREAMER is owned by Turf Stable Racing (Rusty Jones) & Hayward R Pressman and was bred by Santucket Stables & Indian Creek (KY).
VERVE'S TALE 3rd in the Beldame G1 10/06/2018
VERVE'S TALE (Tale of Ekati) was carried wide in the Beldame G1, but got the show position to add her first G1 black-type. Recently in a blanket photo finish, she had to settle for 3rd in the Shuvee G3 at Saratoga. Last year she won the Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga and followed that with a second in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (Gr. 3) then third in the Go For Wand G 3.and again third in the Royal Delta (Gr.3) in 2018. Most recently she raced wide to be third again, this time in the Top Flight Invitational Stakes at Aqueduct. The Charles Fipke homebred has earned $616,400.
TAGG BARN ON A ROLL: 2 winners in 2 days! 09/28/2018
Sackatoga Stable's SPA JAZZ (Graydar) was never far off the pace and when asked. moved 3 wide to clear the field and go on to break his maiden by 4 1/4 lengths. He went off the favorite racing a mile on the dirt in a race originally scheduled to go at the same distance on the turf. The three-year-old NYBred was bred by Milfer Farm.
GOLDEN VALE graduates at Belmont 09/27/2018
GOLDEN VALE (Jersey Town) got the job done and broke her maiden racing 6 furlongs at Belmont. She went off the favorite and whittled down the competition to gain the lead and win by 1/2 a length. The 3-year-old filly is owned by Rookie TB Racing Stable, Inc. and Brigade Stable. It has to be interesting for Barclay to work with the offspring of Jersey Town who he campaigned to a MGSW of over $800,000.
MOHANIE graduates by 6 -second time out of the gate 09/23/2018
Exciting win for 3-year-old filly MOHANIE (Frost Giant) in her second-lifetime start. Off the favorite based on a strong first start, at Saratoga, the chestnut filly kept tabs on the leaders and then when cued, fanned 6 wide to challenge and clear the field. She won going away by 6 widening lengths. MOHANIE is a homebred for Henry Oak.
Dr. EDGAR cruises to 5 length win in Belmont Allowance 09/17/2018
DR. EDGAR (Lookin at Lucky) drafted along close to the leaders and then effortlessly left them behind to go on to a 5 length win in a 2X Allowance. He raced a mile on the turf and the win, his 4th, raised his earnings over $196,000. DR. EDGAR is owned by Peter and Eloise Canzone, Sr. and was bred by Frederick M. Allor & Michael T. Barnett. The 5-year-old gelding came into the Tagg barn this spring and in 3 starts, has two seconds and a win.
One of Five Key Takeaways from Woodward Stakes Day 2018 09/03/2018
Courtesy of THE SPORT
By Frank Angst
One to Watch: Veteran trainer Barclay Tagg made two great moves when it comes to Cassies Dreamer, a 2-year-old Flatter filly. First, the trainer who is not often involved in the claiming game claimed her for $50,000 from Loooch Racing Stables and trainer Anthony Quartarolo when she made a successful debut on Aug. 3 at Saratoga. Then Tagg thought so highly of his new acquisition that he started her in the Grade 1 Spinaway. She justified the faith he showed in her for the second time when she rallied to be third with Junior Alvarado aboard.
CASSIE'S DREAMER - third in the Spinaway G1 09/02/2018
CASSIE'S DREAMER (Flatter) proved to be a very astute claim by Barclay despite the fact that the claiming game has not exactly been his "thing". Off at 68 to 1, she hit the gate at the start and was away last. Never free of the kickback, she came on gamely and closed well to gain the show position. She now has G1 black type beside her name and her value as a potential broodmare has rocketed. CASSIE'S DREAMER is owned by Turf Stable Racing (Rusty Jones) & Hayward R Pressman and was bred by Santucket Stables & Indian Creek (KY).
CASSIE'S DREAMER - recent claim will contest Saturday's GI Spinaway S. 08/31/2018
Cassies Dreamer (Flatter) was claimed by Barclay Tagg for $50,000 on behalf of Rusty Jones’s Turf Stable Racing and Hayward Pressman. The filly won that race in the Saratoga mud by 2 1/4 lengths before being haltered and headed to her new barn. After scratching as a main-track-only entrant from Thursday’s P.G. Johnson S., the dark bay will contest Saturday’s GI Spinaway S.
We are very pleased to welcome new owners Eloise and Peter Canzone owners of Dr Edgar
Richard Pressman and Turf Stable owners of Cassie's Dreamer
DR EDGAR 2nd on DQ at Saratoga - on board in last 11 starts! 08/27/2018
DR EDGAR won in allowance company at Saratoga going 1 116 on the turf but was disqualified and placed 2nd due to a rough stretch run. DR EDGAR (Lookin at Lucky) has been on the board in his last 11 starts and has earned over $150,000, He is owned by Peter and Eloise Canzone.
2 yo BRUCIA LA TERRA wins first out! 08/13/2018
Two-year-old BRUCIA LA TERRA (El Padrino)not only won the "Saratoga Special" Name of the Day Award, she won her race as well. Starting for the first time, she pressed the pace and the edged clear for the win by 3 3/4 widening lengths going 7 furlongs at Saratoga. BRUCIA LA TERRA was selected by Barclay for owner William M. Ferrone. The $20,000 Timonium yearling purchase tore up the salty Saratoga competition!
We welcome a new purchase by SACKATOGA STABLE 08/13/2018
SACKATOGA STABLE purchased a Constitution colt out of G2 SW TizFiz by TizNow. We look forward greatly to getting him in the barn. He sold as hip 311 at the FASIG TIPTON New York Bred Preferred Sale.
WHAT A DAY FOR THE TAGG BARN! TWO IN A ROW 08/06/2018
The 9th race at Saratoga, s $90,000 Allowance race at 1 3/8 on the turf, saw I'M A CAPTAIN NOW wait trailing the field until it was time to go and then swing out to inhale the field and win by 1 3/4 lengths. He is owned by Sure Thing Stables and upped his earnings to $196,750.
Having found the way to the winner's circle already in the prior race, the Tagg team visited it again when multiple graded stakes-placed REALM won the 10th race, the Alydar S. He bided his time on the rail and then tipped out to surge down the stretch for the win. He has earned multiple stakes placings, but this is his first stakes win. REALM is owned by his trainer Barclay Tagg, Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita and has earned over $350,000 for his connections.
VERVE'S TALE 3rd in the SHUVEE G3 07/30/2018
In a blanket photo finish, VERVE'S TALE (Tale of Ekati) had to settle for the show position in the Shuvee G3 at Saratoga. Last year she won the Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga and followed that with a second in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (Gr. 3) then third in the Go For Wand G 3.and again third in the Royal Delta (Gr.3) in 2018. Most recently she raced wide to be third again, this time in the Top Flight Invitational Stakes at Aqueduct. The Charles Fipke homebred has earned $568,400.
FROSTY GAL takes allowance for Sakatoga 07/16/2018
Sackatoga Stable's FROSTY GAL swung 4 wide and edged clear to capture an allowance race at on closing day at Belmont. The 4-year-old filly was stakes-placed at 3 and has been consistently on the board in her last 7 starts. She has earned over $128,000 for her connections.
Multiple graded stakes placed REALM scores in allowance company at Belmont 06/30/2018
Multiple graded stakes placed Realm (Haynesfield cruised to a win in allowance company at Belmont. He raced just off the pace going 1 1/16 on the dirt,cleared the field when it counted and dug in for the win. Realm is owned by his trainer Barclay Tagg , Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita and has earned over $295,000 for his connections.
EXCITING WIN BY HIGHLAND SKY 06/25/2018
Racing 1 3/8m on the Belmont grass, HIGHLAND SKY was dead last early, then came up into the fray on the turn. He found a clear spot late and fought to a win by 3/4 lengths.
Lifetime Record: SW & GISP, 17-4-3-4, $529,222.
O-Joyce Young & Gerald McManis and Jerrie Stewart McManis;
B-Bonner Young (KY)
HIGHLAND SKY just missed in exciting allowance at Belmont 05/26/2018
Talk about a "nail biter". HIGHLAND SKY came from behind with a rush and got into battle with 2 front runners who ended in a dead-heat. He missed by a neck. HIGHLAND SKY is owned by Joyce B Young, Gerald McManis, and Jerry Stewart McManis, He was bred by Bonner Young
IM THE CAPTIN NOW graduates in a MSW 05/07/2018
IM THE CAPTAIN NOW (Trappe Shot) hit the board multiple times last year, but made his first 2018 start count, graduating in a MSW at Belmont going 1 1/4 on the turf. He settled behind horses and then made a wide sweeping move to gain the lead and inch clear for the win. He is owned by Sure Thing Stables LLC and was selected by Barclay out of the Fasig Tipton October Yearling Sale in 2015. He has already bankrolled $133,750 .
VERVE'S TALE third in the Top Flight Invitational 04/15/2018
The Charles Fipke homebred VERVE'S TALE (Tale of Ekati) won the Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga and last year followed that with a second in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (Gr. 3) then third in the Go For Wand G 3.and again third in the Royal Delta (Gr.3) in 2018. Most recently she raced wide to be third again, this time in the Top Flight Invitational Stakes at Aqueduct. She has earned $539,900.
FERDINANDA wins her 2nd in a row 03/02/2018
A winner a month ago, FERDINANDA (Giant's Causeway) learned the way to the winner's circle and won for the second time in a row with a burst of speed on the far turn to clear the field going a mile on the grass at Gulfstream. She is owned and was bred by the William M. Backer.
SW VERVE'S TALE adds G3 black type in the ROYAL DELTA 02/20/2018
VERVE'S TALE (Tale of Ekati) won the Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga and followed that with a second in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (Gr. 3) and then third in the Go For Wand G 3. The Charles Fipke homebred added to her laurels running third in the Royal Delta despite her pilot dropping his whip. She has earned over 1/2 a million dollars.
TALE OF SILENCE 3rd in the G3 Fred W. Hooper 01/28/2018
The Charles Fipke homebred TALE OF SILENCE came through the field to get up for the show in the Fred W. Hooper S. G3 going a mile on the dirt on the Pegasus World Cup undercard. The 4-year-old colt has garnered multiple stakes placings and has earned over $250,000.
FERDINANDA graduates at Gulfstream 01/18/2018
FERDINANDA (Giant's Causeway) settled well and then drove clear in the stretch to break her maiden at Gulfstream in her third start She is owned and was bred by the William M. Backer. She raced a mile on the turf course.
RAGING TOWN graduates at Gulfstream 01/15/2018
The Charles Fipke homebred RAGING TOWN (Jersey Town) took the lead out of the gate, lost it on the turn when a rival came through on the inside, but she fought back and won going away, She raced 7 furlongs on the dirt to the victory.
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