Niko's Dream won her New York Bred 1st level Allowance race at Saratoga on August 30. In a courageous effort in which she was bumped at the start and split horses in tight quarters in the stretch before finishing strongly, she showed a new dimension. Instead of racing outside horses in the stretch, she split horses in tight quarters and finished strongly. She earned $ 44,000 and now has lifetime earnings of $169,270.
X-rays taken recently on Dearly Declared’s front knees revealed a long hairline fracture of the third carpel bone of the right front knee. Unfortunately, while she could recover from this injury and go back into training in a few months, Barclay and Robin are doubtful that with the arthritis in her knees she could withstand the rigors of the training that would be necessary to prepare her for a race.
As a result, the decision has been made to retire her. He retirement plans have been finalized and she will return to Joanne Nielsen's Sunnyfield Farm which consists of 240 acres near Bedford, New York. She was Bred at Sunnyfield Farm and will join its small band of broodmares. Joanne Nielsen is a highly respected breeder who serves on the Board of Directors of New York Thoroughbred Breeders.
Following several weeks of rehab for her knee injury, Dearly Declared will return to her birthplace and begin her broodmare career in 2020.
Tiz the Law began his career in a spectacular fashion at Saratoga Race Course on August 8th when he won his Maiden race against 2-year-old New York Breds by 4 1/4 lengths under a hand ride by jockey Junior Alvarado wrapped up the final 1/16th of a mile. The Beyer speed figure received was 90. Tiz the Law will be pointed to the Bertram E. Bongard, a 7 Furlong stakes race for New York Breds at Belmont Park on September 20th which has a purse of $150,000.
Niko’s Dream finished 2nd in the New York Stallion Stake Statue of Liberty Division at Saratoga Race Course on July 31st. As in her previous Stallion Stake race at Belmont, she was beaten by Kid is Frosty who enjoyed a ground saving trip on the lead and still had the ability to repel Niko’s late charge. She earned $ 30,000 in purse money. She is being pointed to a allowance race for New York Bred fillies and mares who are non-winners of 2 races at Saratoga on August 30th.
Adriatic Holiday finished 4th in the 7 Furlong New York Bred Maiden Special Weight race for fillies at Saratoga on July 24th in a race originally scheduled for 1 1/16 Miles on the turf. She earned $4,680 for her 4th place finish. A turf race for New York Bred fillies near the end of the Saratoga is the target for her next race.
Niko’s Dream finished 2nd beaten by only a neck in her stakes debut on June 23rd in the Cupecoy's Joy Stallion Series race at Belmont Park. Her usual closing kick fell just short in the 7 Furlong race which arguably is not her best distance. Jockey Junior Alvarado said following the race that the relatively slow pace combined with the cut back to a 7 Furlong race kept her from the Winner's Circle. She earned $30,000 in purse money and received a career high 75 Beyer speed figure.
Niko's Dream overcame the outside post 12 to win her Maiden race at Belmont Park on May 19th. The Maiden Special Weight race for New York Bred Fillies and Mares was 1 Mile on the turf with a purse of $62,000. She earned $34,100 for the win and now has lifetime earnings of $65,270 in lifetime earnings.
The New York Stallion Stakes-Cupecoy's Joy Division at Belmont Park on June 23rd is her anticipated the next race. It is 7 Furlongs on the turf with a purse of $150,000.
Spa Jazz finished 2nd in his 1 Mile Race at Gulfstream Park on February 17th in his final race for Sackatoga Stable. He was claimed for $6,250 and ended his Sackatoga Stable career with one win, one 2nd, one 3rd in 11 races with earnings of $34,815.
Niko's Dream finished second in her 1 Mile Maiden Special Weight turf race at Gulfstream Park on February 9th. She was beaten by 1 ¼ lengths by a Chad Brown trained filly sired by Medaglia d'Oro that was purchased for $625,000. The horse that finished behind her in third was a filly sired by Scat Daddy that sold for $650,000. For her second place finish on February 9th, Niko earned $8,170 and received a lifetime high Beyer speed figure of 70.
Dearly Declared’s initial race on the turf at Gulfstream Park on January 6th in which she finished third beaten by four lengths earned her a lifetime high Beyer speed figure of 68. Her effort clearly showed that turf is her preferred surface as she broke alertly from the gate and led until the top of the stretch in quick fractions. She battled gamely through the stretch to finish third to an even money Chad Brown trained horse. Her third place finish resulted in purse earning of $4,300.
Niko’s Dream finished a fast closing second beaten by a neck in her race on October 24th at Belmont Park. She received a 54 Beyer speed figure for the race and earned $12,400 in purse money.
Spa Jazz won his initial race at Belmont Park on September 27, 2018 in an off-the-turf $40,000 Maiden Claiming race for New York-Breds. He won by 4 1/4 lengths in the 1 Mile race on the Belmont dirt track under jockey Dylan Davis. He earned $22,550 in purse money for the win.
Frosty Gal won her first level Allowance race for New York-Bred fillies and Mares at Belmont Park on July 15, 2018 in a 7 Furlong race on the turf. Her Beyer speed figure of 74 was her second lifetime best. She earned $39,000 in purse money and has lifetime earnings of $128,309.
Sackatoga Stable recently retired its 6 year-old mare Flattermefabulous due to a left front leg condition that was not conducive to racing.
She provided a lot of racing enjoyment as she earned over $140,000 in purse money. In 16 lifetime starts, she had three wins, two seconds, and two thirds. She is the only Sackatoga Stable horse to win a race at all three NYRA tracks, a feat even Funny Cide did not accomplish.
Sackatoga Stable has arranged for her initial retirement placement to be at Rerun in East Greenbush, New York that is in New York State’s Capital District. A contribution of $1,000 will be made to Rerun to support its operation. Following her time there, she will be placed appropriately in safe hands for her second career.
Sackatoga Stable LLC purchased a 2 year old chestnut filly sired by Central Banker out of the mare Adriatic Dream sired by Wild Desert. The Filly is a registered New York-Bred and eligible for New York Stallion Stakes races. She was purchased from Tony Everard at New Episode Training Center in Ocala, Florida.
Frosty Gal placed in her 6 Furlong allowance race at Aqueduct on December 7, 2017.
Frosty Gal placed in her 6 1/2 Furlong allowance race at Aqueduct on November 16, 2017.
On October 6, 2017 Sackatoga Stable claimed Flattermefabulous at Belmont Park for $25,000. She previously was claimed from Sackatoga Stable on July 28, 2017 in a $35,000 claiming race at Saratoga Race Course. She has been nominated for The Tiara which is a race at Gulfstream Park that is part of the Claiming Crown 2017 series of races on December 2, 2017. The race is 1 1/16 Miles on the turf for fillies and mares that have run for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since January 1, 2016 with a purse of $125,000.
On August 12, 2017 Sackatoga Stable purchased a yearling filly for$90,000 at the Fasig-Tipton NY Bred Yearlings Sale.
The Bay filly is by Declaration of War out of the dam Near and Dear. Declaration of War is a multiple Grade 1 winner in Europe and finished third in the 2013 Breeders Cup Classic. He is a son of War Front who was the 2016 #1 North American sire by stakes winners (12%) and has sired 16 Grade 1 winners, 35 Graded stakes winners and 62 stakes winners. Declaration of War's first foals are 2 year olds in 2017. He has had 18 horses run so far with 5 winners including a Graded winner. The filly is a registered New York-bred.
Near and Dear was sired by Red Ransom out of the dam Deputy Dear. She is the dam of 5 fools to race, all winners, including Saratoga Snacks that is a multiple stakes winner of $693,500.
Following his 6th place finish at Saratoga Race Course, Sackatoga Stable announced the retirement of a sound 4 year old Royal Ekati. With the assistance of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) Take the Lead program he was placed with ReRun which will evaluate his appropriate placement for a career after racing. Royal Ekati had 8 starts with earnings of $43,965.