Happy Homecoming for Tagg in the Safely Kept

He doesn’t come home very often, but the trip down I-95 was worth it for Barclay Tagg when his three-year-old filly Tale for Ruby won the Safely Kept Stakes at Laurel Park on November 19.

A native of Philadelphia who graduated from Penn State with a degree in animal science, Tagg started his racing career at Pimlico, where he showed up, he said, “with a rope shank and a borrowed horse.”

Now based in New York for most of the year, Tagg seldom enters horses in Maryland—though there was that 2003 Preakness winner—but the allure of a $100,000 purse and a race for straight three-year-olds induced him to head south.

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