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Chestnut Gelding
Foaled April 20, 2000 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbred Farm in New York
By Distorted Humor out of Belle’s Good Cide, by Slewacide
Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC.
Owner: Sackatoga Stable
Trainer: Barclay Tagg


New York Breeders’ Award for Champion 2-Year-Old (2002)
U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Male (2003)
Champion New York Horse of the Year (2003, 2004)
First gelding to win the Kentucky Derby since 1929
Won the Eclipse Award for 3 Year Old Male of the Year, the first New York-bred to do so

Notable Wins

Bertram F. Bongard Stakes
Sleepy Hollow Stakes
Kentucky Derby (G1)
Preakness Stakes (G1)
Excelsior Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)
Kings Point Handicap
Dominion Day Stakes (G3)
Wadsworth Memorial Handicap

Life at the Hall of Champions

Resident of the Hall of Champions since December 2008

Funny Cide is known to be a little bit grumpy. He loves to be scratched in the right spot and he loves naps. If his handlers have to wake him up from a nap, they usually bribe him with a carrot which is his favorite treat. Funny doesn’t like to be hot and will gladly be sprayed with a hose in his paddock on a hot summer day. He is a great traveler, so he periodically makes appearances at Saratoga, Churchill Downs, and Keeneland racetracks.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is the most popular form of horse racing in the world. Thoroughbreds were developed in England by crossing three foundation sires from the Middle East with native English mares. These horses race on dirt, turf or synthetic surfaces.