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Kentucky Horse Park - January 2009


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Funny Cide
Funny Cide at the Kentucky Horse Park

Funny Cide at the Kentucky Horse Park in January 2009

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Funny Cide, the newest resident of the Hall of Champions, is best known as the only New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby, as well as the first gelding since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929 to wear the garland of roses. He also won the Preakness, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Massachusetts Handicap, and the Dominion Day. At the age of six, he shipped to Finger Lakes to take the Wadsworth Memorial Handicap in what was his final start, ending a career where he won 11 of 38 races and earned $3,529,412 for owners Sackatoga Stable, a group of high school buddies from Sackets Harbor, New York. Trainer Barclay Tagg kept Funny Cide as his stable pony for over a year, before moving to the Hall of Champions in December 2008.

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