Making her third start, HIGHLAND GLORY (Sky Mesa) answered her cue and closed when asked to draw away for the victory. In her first outing, she was 2nd at Saratoga and she hot the board in 4th at Belmont next time out of the gate. HIGHLAND GLORY is owned by Steadfast Stable and was bred by Bonner Young. The 3 year old filly raced a mile on the turf.
TALE OF SILENCE 2nd in the G3 Bold Ruler 10/27/2019
Charles Fipke’s TALE OF SILENCE made a strong stretch-drive move up the rail, capturing a thrilling blanket finish with three challengers by a head in Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester. He tried the same strategy in the Bold Ruler G3 but could not catch Maximum Security and had to settle for 2nd. He has earned over a half a million dollars.
Trainer Barclay Tagg — Tale of Silence (2nd):
“That’s the way he likes to run. He likes to be right on the rail,” Tagg said. “I thought there was plenty of speed in here and that worked out. I wanted to use this as a prep for the Cigar Mile and we can move forward from here.”
Tiz the Law works for Kentucky Jockey Club 10/19/2019
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However, Tiz the Law is pointing to the Grade 2, $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill on Nov. 30. On Friday morning, Tiz the Law worked four furlongs in 47.87 seconds over Belmont’s main track.
Tiz the Law, under jockey Manny Franco, began the work about three lengths behind a pair of stablemates – Im the Captain Now and L’Indiscret. Franco let Tiz the Law take plenty of dirt before tipping him outside inside the eighth pole. Tiz the Law went by his stablemates, finishing two to three lengths in front. He galloped out five furlongs in 1:01.05.
“We tucked him in behind some horses to slow him down a little bit and let him get dirt in his face,” trainer Barclay Tagg said. “Manny just said he does it so easy you can’t tell how fast he’s going.”
Tagg said Tiz the Law would do all his major work at Belmont before shipping to Churchill Downs the week of the Kentucky Jockey Club.
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
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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
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.
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