Sackatoga Stable

Vibrant Opener to Fasig Midlantic Sale

TIMONIUM, MD - The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale opened Monday in Timonium with the specter of uncertainty in the industry caused by the pandemic and the havoc it has wreaked on the global economy hanging over all participants, but the session was punctuated by vibrant bidding across the board and concluded with a sparkling 20% buy-back rate. A colt by Uncle Mo brought the day's highest price when selling to Michael Lund Peterson for $1.1 million. "I don't think anybody really knew what to expect, including us," Fasig-Tipton...

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Tiz the Law 7-2 ML Favorite in Pool 5 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Sackatoga Stable's GI Belmont S. winner Tiz the Law (Constitution) has been made the 7-2 morning-line favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager that will run Friday-Sunday. With the postponement of the GI Kentucky Derby to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs has announced three additional pools for the KDFW and an extra pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. In addition to this weekend's Future Wager, Pool 6 of the KDFW will span Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 while Pool 7...

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Law and Order

ELMONT, NY -- Manny Franco let out a yell in celebration that echoed through the massive empty grandstand as Tiz the Law (Constitution) came streaking under the line a dominating 3 3/4-length winner of a most unique renewal of Saturday's GI Belmont Stakes. Dr Post (Quality Road), a last out winner of Gulfstream's Unbridled S. Apr. 25, and GIII Withers S. hero Max Player (Honor Code) rallied from the back to collect second and third honors, respectively. Although positioned as the first leg of this year's upside down Triple Crown...

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Belmont Stakes Kicks Off Upside Down 2020 Triple Crown

ELMONT, NY -- Shortened to 1 1/8 miles and to be contested free of spectators, the 152nd renewal of the GI Belmont S. kicks off a reshuffled Triple Crown Saturday. The winner will have to wait until the first Saturday in September for the GI Kentucky Derby, however, to continue a bid for what would have to go down as the most unique of sweeps if able to join the legendary previous 13 to do so. The series concludes with the GI Preakness S. at Pimlico Oct. 3. Welcome to...

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Knowlton Implores NYRA to Move Travers

The New York Racing Association has yet to announce if it will move the date of the GI Runhappy Travers S., but at least one owner of a top 3-year-old has weighed in. Jack Knowlton, whose Sackatoga Stable owns GI Curlin Florida Derby winner Tiz the Law (Constitution), said it would be "suicidal" to run the race on its scheduled date of Aug. 29. An Aug. 29 Travers would mean that it would be run one week before a rescheduled GI Kentucky Derby Sept. 5. Considering that top horses very...

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Jack Knowlton Joins TDN Writers’ Room to Talk Tiz the Law, Funny Cide

Seventeen years ago, Jack Knowlton's band-of-buddies Sackatoga Stable took the racing world by storm when their "gutsy gelding" Funny Cide (Distorted Humor) upset the GI Kentucky Derby before adding the GI Preakness S. and becoming one of the most popular horses of his generation. Things look much different for Sackatoga these days, with almost all new faces, but Knowlton remains the constant, and now he and his partners have another top Kentucky Derby contender to get excited about in GI Curlin Florida Derby victor Tiz the Law (Constitution). Knowlton joined...

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Constitution Colt Tiz Too Good in Curlin Florida Derby

Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law (Constitution) dominated a full and talented field in Saturday's GI Curlin Florida Derby to cement his status as one of the top contenders for the GI Kentucky Derby, which was recently moved to the First Saturday in September. With many of what was supposed to be the final round of Derby preps canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 track closures, Gulfstream's marquee race attracted 13 colts, but only nine remained by post time. Favored at 7-5 off his success in the GIII Holy Bull S....

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Iron ‘Constitution’ In Florida Derby

With racing already halted at several venues around the country, Gulfstream Park forges ahead with it's season anchoring marquee test for 3-year-olds, the GI Florida Derby. Highlighting the nine-furlong test is Grade I-winner Tiz the Law (Constitution), one of three runners by the young stallion in Saturday's race. The colt was last seen winning the Feb. 1 GIII Holy Bull S. at the Hallandale oval. "It really hasn't changed anything," said Sackatoga Operating Manager Jack Knowlton of the effect of the colt's training regime due to the Coronavirus pandemic. "We...

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Tiz the Law Confirmed for Florida Derby

Tiz the Law (Constitution), an impressive return winner of the GIII Holy Bull S. last Saturday, will remain in Florida leading up to the GI Kentucky Derby and will next contest the GI Florida Derby at Gulfstream Mar. 28, owner Sackatoga Stable announced Friday. The Barclay Tagg trainee, who won last year's GI Champagne S. before finishing a close third in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S., was also being considered for the GII Louisiana Derby. "There really are a number of factors, starting with how well he ran in...

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Tiz The Law Back To His Best in Holy Bull

While it briefly looked like he was finding similar traffic trouble to what he faced when a disappointing third in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. Nov. 30, last year's leading juvenile colt Tiz the Law (Constitution) kicked off his sophomore season Saturday with an impressive tally in Gulfstream's GIII Holy Bull S. Drifting up to 6-5 at the off as well-connected Toledo (Into Mischief) took late action, the blaze-faced bay broke like a shot but rider Manny Franco took a hard hold of him to concede the early advantage...

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Tiz the Law Starts Anew in Holy Bull

The last time Sackatoga Stable and Barclay Tagg were on the GI Kentucky Derby trail together, it was with a relative no-name, at least until the First Saturday in May, when the entire racing world became aware of their future superstar Funny Cide (Distorted Humor). This time around, 17 years and some gray hairs later, all eyes will be on them and their charge from the jump, as Grade I winner Tiz the Law (Constitution) gets his highly-anticipated 3-year-old campaign underway as a heavy favorite in Saturday's GIII Holy Bull...

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