How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took On
the Sheiks and Bluebloods ... and Won
Usually, winning the Kentucky Derby is a pleasure reserved for the richest
owners, the top trainers, and the most pedigreed Thoroughbreds available.
But not always ...
Funny Cide tells about the unlikely journey of an inexpensive New
York-bred gelding to the 2003 Kentucky Derby winner's circle. It's the
story of an old-fashioned trainer and a hard-knocks jockey looking for a little
luck, and a group of friends from tiny Sackets Harbor, New York, looking for one
of the cherished elements of racing: Fun.
You'll be regaled with tales of pre-Derby lives, from young Barclay Tagg's
first horse experience to the teenage antics of the Sackatoga owners. And,
of course, the birth and training of Funny Cide himself.
It may not be centuries-old history, but you'll sure relish this fairytale
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