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KY Derby 2020: Jack Knowlton on Holy Bull-bound Tiz the LawSackatoga Stable is back on the Triple Crown trail with Tiz the Law running in the Feb. 1 Holy Bull Stakes, 17 years after Funny Cide finished a troubled fifth in the Gulfstream Park race on his way to winning the 2003 Kentucky Derby. Sackatoga principal Jack Knowlton speaks Mike Kane for this Thoroughbred News Service video, which is available free for media use in any appropriate fashion.
For your convenience, here's the video loosely broken down by topic:
00: Knowlton on running in the Holy Bull and memory of Funny Cide running in it; 1:25: Funny Cide coming in under the radar while Tiz the Law became Derby favorite after winning Champagne Stakes off a New York-bred maiden race; 2:38: On Tiz the Law's third in Kentucky Jockey Club; 3:20: Likely to go in Louisiana Derby next; 3:50: When they first saw promise in Tiz the Law; 4:29: Decision to run in Belmont Park's Grade 1 Champagne off New York-bred maiden race; 5:16: What attracted him to buy Tiz the Law; 6:00: Long connection with trainer Barclay Tagg; 6:53: On ownership of Tiz the Law (26 shares held by 32 people, with more than 60 people coming to Gulfstream for the Holy Bull); 7:13: Sackatoga's current composition, owning four horses .
Oui! Quebec takes Marie G. Krantz MemorialConnie and Richard Snyder's Quebec, purchased for $105,00 at Keeneland's November sale, won the Fair Grounds' Marie G. Krantz Memorial in a tight finish over Don't Tell Marge and Stave in her second start for her new owners and trainer Joe Sharp, with jockey Adam Beschizza up. We speak with Sharp afterward.
Dontblamerocket wins Colonel ER BradleyAJ Suited Racing's Dontblame capture the Fair Grounds' Colonel ER Bradley for his third straight win and first stakes since being claimed for $50,000. We speak with jockey Julien Leparoux and trainer Norm Casse.