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Barclay Tagg

Barclay Tagg
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Occupation Horse trainer
Birthplace Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth date 30, 1937 (1937-12-30) (age 78)
Career wins Ongoing
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Alabama Stakes (2003)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (2004)
Coolmore Lexington Stakes (2006)
Colonial Turf Cup (2006)
Secretariat Stakes (2006)
Jamaica Breeders' Cup Handicap (2006)
Hollywood Derby (2006)
Remsen Stakes (2006)
Holy Bull Stakes (2007)
Wood Memorial Stakes (2007, 2008)
Red Smith Handicap (2007)
Mrs. Revere Stakes (2007)
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (2007)
Futurity Stakes (2007)
U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (2007)
Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (2007)
Jamaica Handicap (2007)
Tampa Bay Derby (2008)
Suburban Handicap (2009)

American Classics
Kentucky Derby (2003)
Preakness Stakes (2003)
Significant horses
Funny Cide, Nobiz Like Shobiz, Showing Up
Bit of Whimsy
Big Truck, Tale of Ekati

Barclay Tagg (born December 30, 1937 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is an American thoroughbred horse trainer. A 1961 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Animal Husbandry, he is best known for conditioning Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Funny Cide. Horses in Tagg's current stable include Showing Up and Nobiz Like Shobiz. Barclay trains horses year round, spending spring in New York and winter in Florida.

Formerly a steeplechase jockey, Tagg won his first race in 1972 at Old Liberty Park. He has been a journeyman trainer for many years, and with Funny Cide became the first trainer to win the Kentucky Derby in his first attempt since Cam Gambolati with Spend a Buck in 1985.

Quotations

Q - "You enabled a New York-bred gelding to transcend the Sport of Kings and infiltrate mainstream America like no other horse in the last 30 years." ---Steve Haskin

A - "That's all I do. I don't play golf. I don't go bowling. I don't go to Disneyland. I just take good care of the horses and wait for something good to happen. It took me 30-some years but this lovely thing came along." ---Barclay Tagg on Funny Cide

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