SPEIGHGAL (Speightstown) was held off the early pace and was full of run on the turn, but had to circle wide. She dueled strongly to the wire and graduatted in a MSW by 1 1/2 going 1 1/16 on the Belmont inner turf. The 3 year old filly is owned by Eric Dattner & Harry Astarita and was bred by Brookdale, Jack Swain III, Double K LLC & Ted Folkerth (KY).
On the same card, HIGHLAND SKY closed with a flourish to be third in allowance company and only missed by a length and a head. He is a stakes winner with multiple graded stakes placings and has earned $456,472 for owners Joyce B Young, Gerald and McManis and Stewart Jerrie. He was bred by Joyce B Young.
VERVE'S TALE takes the SUMMER COLONY S at Saratoga 08/21/2017
Courtesy of the TDN
Charles Fiple homebred Verve's Tale ... was away well from her rail draw and tracked the speed from third through splits of :24.71 and :49.34. Blue Prize, who was sitting second, took over from the pacesetter nearing the turn for home, but wasimmediately set upon by Verve's Tale, and those two threw down in an entertaining stretch battle, with the favorite getting her nose down in the nick of time to get the money.
"I thought the fractions were a little slow," said winning trainer Barclay Tagg. "Maybe it wasjust a little deeper than she liked, I'm not sure. She didn't seem to skip across the top of it as easily as she does other times. She got the job done. She tries hard. She's probably a step away from being a really, really good horse. You can't be mad if they try hard."
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.
EXCTING stakes win for TALE FOR RUBY 11/20/2016
Three year oldfilly 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.
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