Barclay Tagg Racing Stable
  • 2 in a row at Saratoga!
    07/29/2017

    Barclay and Robin could just as well as waited in the Winner's Circle. FLATTERMEFABULOUS wired the field to win the 6th going 1 1/16 on the turf. She broke on top, angled to the rail and never looked back. She ran for Sackatoga Stable and was bred by  Dr. Jerry Bilinski & Harry Patten. FLATTERMEFABULOUS has earned over $136,000. She was claimed out of the race and we will miss her but wish her new connections the best of luck. In the 7th, Multiple Graded Stakes Placed TALE OF S'AVAL  won in allowance company going 7 furlongs on the dirt for owner/breeder Charles Fipke. He won his 4th and raised his earnings over $337,000. TALE OF S'AVAL was never far off the pace and then cut the corner to grab the rail and as the chart said, "scraped the paint" rallying to take the lead for the win by 2 3/4 lengths.

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
    07/22/2017

    Courtesy of the Saratoga Special

     A couple of Saratoga updates from owner/breeder Bonner Young. Sky Blazer, who ran here six times (and finished third in the 2012 Bernard Baruch) is a show horse in Virginia. Caroline Thomas, who won the 2013 Lake Placid, has a foal by City Zip and is in foal to Pioneerof The Nile.

  • GUY TO WATCH AT SARATOGA
    07/21/2017

    Courtesy of GetMoreSportsNews.com

    "One of the guys to watch is Barclay Tagg. This trainer knows what to do with a good horse as he won the Kentucky Derby with Funny Cide. Last year at Saratoga, Tagg sent out 19 starters and seven returned to the winner’s circle."

  • TALE OF SILENCE exciting 2nd in the DWYER
    07/09/2017

    TALE OF SILENCE brushed the side of the gate at the break and settled at the rear of the pack in the Dwyer S G3. He moved outside, cleared the field and fought gamely to be a willing second to Practical Joke. TAKE OF SILENCE is a homebred for  Charles Fipke and has added his first graded stakes placing. 

  • SOPHIA'S CHOICE graduates at Belmont
    05/29/2017

    SOPHIA'S CHOICE ( Regal Ransom) graduated at Belmont traveling 7 furlongs on the turf, She had to dig down deep when challenged in the stretch,  but she did to give her owners Steven L Simon and Jay Rosenfeld the win. She was bred by Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Landry, Howard C. Scheffer & Scott C. Kemp. With her on the board finishes, she has earned over $67,000.

  • ​TALE OF SILENCE takes allowance at Belmont
    04/29/2017

    Going a mile on the Belmont dirt track, TALE OF SILENCE, a full-brother to MGISW, $1,182,992 earner TALE OF EKATI, waited behind a fast early pace.  The Fipke homebred split horses on the turn to race just behind the leaders entering the stretch. Swinging to the outside TALE OF SILENCE  hit the lead a furlong from home and stayed on to take it by 2 3/4 lengths. Lifetime  8-2-1-0, $103,772. 

  • FROSTY GAL gains stakes placing
    04/23/2017

     

    Winner of a MSW last out, FROSTY GAL stepped up into stakes company in the New York Stallion Stakes going 6 1/2 on the dirt. She rated well inside and the cut the corner for a drive through the stretch. She had to settle for the show position, but just missed the place by a neck. FROSTY GAL is owned by Sackatoga Stable and was bred by James Lamonica, Lee Sacks & Soave Stables.

  • MY SWEET GIRL third in the Plenty of Grace S
    04/16/2017

    Bonner Young's homebred MY SWEET GIRL, out of BIT OF WHIMSY, made a strong run at the leaders in the Plenty of Grace S going a mile on the turf at Aqueduct but had to settle for the show - she just missed second.

    Here is a "bit" of history. BIT OF WHIMSY, a graded SW  herself of the G1 QEII at Keenland, is already the dam of G2 SW CAROLINE THOMAS. BIT OF WHIMSY is out Kristi B who is out of blue hen mare Highland Mills. Although she hated the race track, Highland Mills became the dam of 2 G1 winners, 2 G3 winners, 2 stakes placed horses, and the granddam of another G1 winner, and 2 G3 placers. This is an amazing female family and it is so exciting to see it continue to blossom for breeder Bonner Young. 

     

  • VERVE'S TALE 2nd in the op Flight Invitational Stakes G3
    04/03/2017

    Charles Fipke's  homebred VERVE'S TALE pulled off a huge upset in the G3 Comely S. at Aqueduct. Coming back in the Top Flight Invitational Stakes - Gr. 3 also at Aqueduct, she was bounced around some and was in contention throughout. She finished strongly but could not withstand the stretch run of the winner. VERVE'S TALE has earned well over $300,000.

  • Barclay Tagg trained horses run 2 -3 in the G3 Hooper S
    03/05/2017

    Multiple graded stakes placed Realm (Haynesfield) added another placing in the Fred W. Hooper Stakes - Gr. 3 at Gulfstream to make it 3 on the board finishes in graded company. Realm is owned by his trainer Barclay Tagg , Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita and has earned over $220,000 for his connections.

    Follwoing him in the show position was Charles Fipke homebred multiple graded stakes placed Tale of S'avall. Watch for these two, both horses finished well their day will come!

  • Graded stakes placed HIGHLAND SKY won at Gulfstream to get his 2017 campaign off with a bang
    02/26/2017

    Multiple Graded stakes placed Highland Sky owned by Joyce B Young, Gerald McManis and Jerrie Stewart McManis made his first 2017 start a winning one in allowance company at Gulfstream. Starting the heavy favorite going a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, he angled inside, had to steady, rated and then found his way far outside to close for the win. He has earned $429,100 in his 8 starts lifetime.

  • SW TALE FOR RUBY annexes her 3rd win
    02/25/2017

    TALE FOR RUBY  nicely rated until it was time for her to circle to the field and run off with the win in the 7 furlong Safely Kept S at Laurel last fall. The  Charles Fipke homebred .repeated in allowance company at Gulfstream going a mile on the dirt. She rated behind the front running trio and came on the outside when it counted. She has earned over $171,000.

  • REALM adds another graded stakes placing
    01/15/2017

    Realm (Haynesfield) had moved up from a allowance win to third in the G1 Cigar Mile, to add a graded stakes placing to his credentials in his last start. He added to that today running third in the Hal's Hope G3. He was bothered at the start, settled into stride on the rail, inched up and the came on outside to the third. Realm  is owned by his trainer Barclay Tagg , Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita and has earned over $200,000 for his connections.

  • Tale of S'avall gets the year off right
    01/08/2017

    Charles Fipke homebred nultiple graded stakes placed Tale of S'avall got the New Year off to a winning start. He was brushed at the start but got into a rating position off a blistering pace and then came on to dig in and edge clear of a stubborn rival for an allowance win at Gulfstream. He raced 7 furlongs. 

  • VERVE'S TALE fine after her Comely win
    11/28/2016

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    "It's the effort we were waiting for," trainer Barclay Tagg said. "We'll run her down in Florida now before coming back up here."

  • Tagg Barn is on a roll!
    11/27/2016

    Charles Fipke's  homebred VERVE'S TALE pulled off a huge upset in the G3 Comely S. at Aqueduct. She broke a bit slowly, but recovered to stalk in fourth. Initially stuck between horses, she finally got clear and advanced 3 wide to move into second at the top of the lane, and close to wear down the favorite and claim victory.
     

    "I wasn't quite sure she was where she should be for these type of horses, but she was doing so well, I couldn't hold her down, so I put her in there," said winning trainer Barclay Tagg. "She loves to run. She's nice and sound. She's gone through all kinds of stuff, but she's been doing quite well. I wasn't afraid to bring her over." 
     

    To add to the excitment. Realm (Haynesfield) moved up from a allowance win and ran third in the G1 Cigar Mile, to add a graded stakes placing to his credentials. He is owned by his trainer Barclay Tagg , Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita.

  • EXCTING stakes win for TALE FOR RUBY
    11/20/2016

    Three year old filly TALE FOR RUBY had to overcome bumping at the start, but she regrouped and raced nicely rated until it was time for her to circle to the field and run off with the win in the 7 furlong Safely Kept S at Laurel. She won as she pleased. This was her first stakes win. She is a homebred for Charles Fipke. 

  • FROSTY GAL takes MSW at Aqueduct
    11/14/2016

    FROSTY GAL broke her maiden convincingly in a MSW at Aqueduct for Sackatoga Stable. Racing 7 furlongs on the dirt, she brushed the gate at the start and then moved to the inside, chased in second and cleared to win by 3 lengths. She was bred by  James Lamonica, Lee Sacks & Soave Stables.

    Sackatoga also had a nice allowance company third with FLATTERMEFABULOUS!

  • ROYAL EKATI rolls to a win to break his maiden
    11/10/2016

    Sackatoga Stable's lhree year old gelding ROYAL EKATI broke well, remained fowardly placed three wide, dueled for the lead and drew away when it counted, He was bred by Patricia Staskowski Purdy.

  • REALM wins with ease!
    11/06/2016



    Finally REALM got a trip without traffic and trouble and he won off by over 5 lengths with total ease. He is partially owned by his trainer and alos by Eric Dattner and  Harry Astarita, He has earned over $135,000 for his connections.
     

  • VERVE'S TALE graduates in a MSW at Keeneland
    10/17/2016

    VERVE'S TALE has had her share of "issues" in her races which caused her to check in second, but this time she overcame being blocked and steadied and once clear simply sailed to the wire in the lead. She is a Charles Fipke homebred and has already earned over $118,000.

  • CHARLES FIPKE homebred TALE OF S'AVALL captures Allowance at Belmont
    10/11/2016


     

    Three year old colt, TALE OF S'AVALL was awarded a TDN Rising Star breaking his maiden at Saratoga last year. He rallied earn a second in the the  Gold Fever S. at Belmont and added a  third in the G3 Dwyer S.  Today, Tale of S'Avall was eager coming out of the gate but was taken back to track the pace inside of horses through a half-mile in :46.38.  He pushed through a narrow opening and  cleared to win by 1 3/4 lengths. He has earned $244,167 for  O/B-Charles E. Fipke.

  • CHARLES FIPKE homebred TALE OF MIST graduates at Belmont
    09/26/2016

    TALE OF MIST has been on the board and knocking on the door, but graduated today in a MSW going a mile on the dirt. He broke slowly came outside full of run at the turn and had to duel for the win with two rivals. He has earned over $99,000 already with his win and on the board finishes.

     

  • 2 YO TALE OF SILENCE graduates at second asking
    09/25/2016

    2 year old full brother to Tale of Ekati ( MGISW, $1,182,992), TALE OF SILENCE, trailed early but then wore down a stubborn rival to win by a neck in his second start. He is a homebred for Charles Fipke. Photos will be coming soon.

  • Good day at the races for the Tagg Barn
    09/24/2016

    FLATTERMEFABULOUS sailed to a win in allowance company at Belmont going 1 1/16 on the turf. She was never challenged and won as she pleased for owner Sackatoga Stable and breeder Dr. Jerry Bilinski & Harry Patten. She has already won over $83,000 for her connections.

    On the same card at Belmont, TALE OF RUBY, who broke her maiden last out in Saratoga,  had to settle for second in a 1X allowance after overcoming a bump in which her jockey had to alter course. The Charles Fipke homebred has earned over $71,000.

     

  • REALM deserved to win 2 times over
    09/17/2016

    This makes it two in a row that the most deserving horse got trapped in traffic and could not find a way out of a blind switch to get to the wire first. REALM was trapped at least twice during the running of an allowance race at Belmont, but once free, he sailed up for second place. REALM is owned by Eric Dattner, Barclay Tagg  and Harry Astarita, and was bred by Morgan's Ford Farm.

  • TALE OF MIST 2nd in MSW at Saratoga despite a very tough trip
    09/02/2016

    TALE OF MIST, a Charles Fipke homebred 3 year old Tale of Ekati colt, was bumped, impeded, carried wide, stopped and started and still got up to be second by a head in a MSW at Saratoga. He has been knocking on the door to graduation and has already earned over $54,000. Watch for him next time.

  • TALE FOR RUBY draws off under a hand ride to win a MSW at Saratoga
    07/28/2016

    TALE FOR RUBY, a Charles Fipke homebred three year old filly, had no trouble at all breaking her maiden at Saratoga. Going 7 furlongs on the dirt, she stalked the pace and then drew clear on the turn and came down the stretch under a  hand ride to win by 4 1/2 lengths. 

  • VERVE'S TALE 2nd in MSW at Saratoga - 13 lengths ahead of the filly in 3rd
    07/26/2016

    Charles Fipke's homebred filly VERVE'S TALE fought on gamely through the stretch in a MSW at Saratoga  going 1 1/8 on the dirt.  She was a scant length off the winner and 13 lengths ahead of the filly who finished in third.  She has not been off the board in 7 starts with 5 seconds and 2 starts and has already earned $82,100. 

  • TALE OF FANCY wires the field to win an $80,000 allowance race at Belmont
    07/10/2016

    Going 1 1/4 on the turf, TALE OF FANCY put himself in his preferred position on the lead, while kept in hand, and led from wire to wire to capture this $80,000 allowance race at Belmont. He is a Charles Fipke homebred and is closing in on $175,000 in earnings.

  • 2 big (but frustrating) stakes placings today
    07/09/2016

    Charles Fipke homebred Tale of S'avall closed strongly to finish 3rd in the G3 Dwyer S, at Belmont and add graded black type to his pedigree. Graded stakes placed Highland Sky was making a HUGE move on the outside in the G1 $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational and lost by a dimishing neck in the shadow of the wire. He is owned by Bonner Young. and Gerald McManis. 

  • MY SWEET GIRL wins the Perfect Sting S. For her first stakes win
    07/04/2016

    Bonner Young's homebred MY SWEET GIRL, out of BIT OF WHIMSY, bided her time at the back of the pack on the rail and then swung wide to score her first stakes win in the perfect Sting S. at Belmont going a mile on the turf.

    Here is a "bit" of history. BIT OF WHIMSY. a graded SW  herself, is already the dam of SW CAROLINE THOMAS. BIT OF WHIMSY is out Kristi B who is out of blue hen mare Highland Mills. Although she hated the race track, Highland Mills became the dam of 2 G1 winners, 2 G3 winners, 2 stakes placed horses, and the granddam of another G1 winner, and 2 G3 placers. This is an amazing female family and it is so exciting to see it continue to blossom for breeder Bonner Young. 

  • First 2 year old starter of the year 2nd first out
    07/04/2016

    Charles Fipke homebred RAGING TOWN pressed the pace and then ran on to be second in her first start. The filly is by Charles Fipke's MSW JERSEY TOWN who was also trained by Barclay. They must feel like proud parents.

  • VERVE'S TALE second in MSW in big effort
    06/27/2016

    Charles Fipke's homebred filly VERVE'S TALE was a closing second in a MSW at Belmont going 1 1/16 on the dirt despite a rough start. She has not been off the board in 6 starts with 4 seconds and 2 starts and has already earned $65,500.
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  • Kitzys Rocket 2nd by a nose and watch for Tale of S'avall in the Woody Stephens S. (Gr 2)
    06/11/2016

    KITZYS ROCKET just missed by a nostril in allowance company at Belmont. She made a determined stretch run and most likely thinks she won. She has now earned over $164,000. KITZYS ROCKET is owned by Julia Sears and was bred by June Glenn Thoroughbreds LLC & Stelly Stables LLC.

    Watch for Tale of S'avall in the Woody Stephens S. (Gr 2) on the BELMONT S. undercard.

  • Good day at the races for the Tagg Barn
    06/05/2016

    SW HIGHLAND SKY gained graded black type running second in the Pennine Ridge Stakes - Gr. 3. He closed very well coming wide and lost  by only a short neck going 1 1/8 on the turf.  He has earned over $174,000 for his connections owner/breeder  Bonner Young  and Gerald McManis, 

    On the same dat LOTTA GOLD broke his maiden going 1 1/16 on the inner turf at Belmont. He came around horses and dueled gamely down the stretch for the win. It was his second start. LOTTA GOLD is owned by Sackatoga Stable and was bred by Kathy Herbert & Mary Jo Herbert.

  • MY SWEET GIRL aiming for the Miss Liberty S
    05/29/2016

    Recent Bonner Young winner MY SWEET GIRL is going after her first black type in the one mile Miss Liberty S at Monmouth today. Starting from psot 2, her morning line odds are 12/1 and she has Victor LeBron up. Best of luck and a safe trip!

  • TALE OF FANCY wires the field in allowance company at Belmont
    05/29/2016

    Charles Fipke's homebred TALE OF FANCY broke his maiden earlier this year at Gulfstream. Unlike many of Barclay's runners, TALE OF FANCY likes to free wheel on the lead. That was his style again today and he was at the lead before leaving the backstretch going 1 1/16 on the turf and although pressured held on for the win. He has earned over $124,000.
     


    Tale of Fancy galloping last month

  • NEW WORK PHOTOS POSTED
    05/14/2016

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  • Lani settles in
    05/13/2016

    Courtesy of the Paulick Report

     

  • MY SWEET GIRL wins again for Bonner Young and her Blue Hen mare Highland Mills
    05/07/2016

    Bonner Young's homebred MY SWEET GIRL, out of BIT OF WHIMSY, powered on her own to win in allowance company for the third time, this one at Belmont. Here is a "bit" of history. BIT OF WHIMSY. a graded SW  herself, is already the dam of SW CAROLINE THOMAS. BIT OF WHIMSY is out Kristi B who is out of blue hen mare Highland Mills. Although she hated the race track, Highland Mills became the dam of 2 G1 winners, 2 G3 winners, 2 stakes placed horses, and the granddam of another G1 winner, and 2 G3 placers. This is an amazing female family and it is so exciting to see it continue to blossom for breeder Bonner Young. 

  • Tale of S'avall second in the Gold Fever S. at Belmont
    05/07/2016

    Charles Fipke homebred Tale of S'avall closed with good energy 7 wide to finish 2nd in the Gold Fever S, at Belmont and add black type to his pedigree. Watch for him!

  • Highland Sky takes the Woodhaven S at Aqueduct
    04/24/2016

    Courtesy of the TDN

  • FLATTERMEFABULOUS wires the field in a MSW at Aqueduct
    04/18/2016

    NY Bred FLATTERMEFABULOUS timed it perfectly running second at Gulfstream and waiting to break her maiden in NY. From her inside post she hopped out of the gate to establish the lead under a hand ride. When challenged in the stretch, she fought back gamely to wire the field.  FLATTERMEFABULOUS is owned by  Sackatoga Stable and was bred by  Dr. Jerry Bilinski & Harry Patten. She was handled with patience after a single start at 2 and that is paying off now that she is 4.

  • Good day at the races: A winner, One second and One third
    04/16/2016

    Charles Fipke homebred TALE OF FANCY broke his maiden at Gulfstream and liked the winner's circle so much he won back at Aqueduct. This time he wired the field and won as he pleased by over 6 lengths. Also at Aqueduct REALM owned by  Eric Dattner Barclay Tagg and Harry Astarita rallied to be third in allowance company.

    At Keeneland, another Charles Fipke homebred VERVE'S TALE was just outkicked at the wire to be second in a MSW. Watch for her next time out.

  • Tale of S'avall pointing to the G1 Wood Memorial
    04/04/2016

    Charles Fipke homebred Tale of S'avall hopes to make his 4th start lifetime count in the Grade 1 $1 million Wood Memorial on April 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack. We wish him the best.

  • Highland Sky 2nd in the Cutler Bay at Gulfstream
    03/27/2016

    In his first start in 2016, Highland Sky added black type to his pedigree runnung a strong second in the Cutler Bay S. at Gulfstream. He was off a bit slowly and raced wide, but finished with good energy for the place. He is owned by breeder Bonner Young and Gerald McManis. 

  • Homespun Hero wins at Gulfstream
    03/19/2016

    Going off the favorite, William Ferrone's Homespun Hero, tracked the pace in second and then swung out to motor past his rival and hit the wire with plenty still in hand. He won by 2 1/2 sprinting 6 furlongs. This was his second win in 4 starts: 50% in the winner's circle!

  • Tale of Fancy graduates at Gulfstream in a romp
    03/05/2016

    Charles Fipke homebred TALE OF FANCY raced close to the pace well within himself and when it was time, surged to the lead to win with consummate ease by over 5 lengths - going 1 1/16 on the turf.

     

  • First Embrace graduates in a MSW at Gulfstream in her second start
    02/21/2016

    A homebred for  Robert and Lynda Lail, FIRST EMBRACE just lost to be second in her first start, after clipping heels early, and launching a late run.  Coming back in a MSW going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf, she ran far back on the inside behind a fast pace. From her inside postion, First Embrace had to contend with traffic but slipped through a tight spot late to hit the wire for the win. Congratulations to her connections.

  • Confrontation wins G3 in Dubai
    02/05/2016

    Last July Godolphin purchased multiple stakes placed  Confrontation privately to aim for the Godolphin Mile. It looks like they are on their way as he just won his first prep race - the Firebreak Stakes Sponsored By EGA - Gr. 3. We congratulate the McLaughlin Stable and wish them Good Luck in the Mile! 

  • Homespun Hero graduates at Gulfstream
    02/04/2016

    HOMESPUN HERO found the winner's circle at Gulfstream in his third outiing. He recovered from a bobble at the start then stalked the pace three wide until clearing the field and winning confidently. He is owned by William M. Ferrone and was bred by Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin.

    Charles Fipke's homebred BEAUKATI was third in the same race. He has been knocking on the door. 


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