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.
Great start to the winter at Gufstream - A WIN 12/16/2017
3-year-old KULIN ROCK (Lonhro (AUS) was third at Belmont in his second start, He made his third start a winning one racing a mile on the turf at Gulfstream. Breaking from the 7 hole, he took his time early and then when asked picked up rivals and then dueled through the stretch to get his nose on the wire first. He is a homebred for J. Bonner Young who shares ownership with Gerald and Jerrie McManis.
KULIN ROCK gets his name from his Australian sire and Kulin, the bush track and the Tin Horse Highway sound like a fun visit. Fun also was a great start to the winter season at Gulfstream!
VERVE'S TALE adds G3 black type in the Go for Wand 12/05/2017
VERVE'S TALE (Tale of Ekati) was eager early and then came wide to get up for the show position in the Go For Wand G 3. This summer at Saratoga, she won the Summer Colony Stakes and followed that with a second in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (Gr. 3) at Belmont. The Charles Fipke homebred has earned over 1/2 a million dollars.
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