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The Owners
  • Jackson Knowlton
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Owns a health care consulting firm
  • Gus Williams
    Delmar, NY
    Retired building contractor
  • Dave Mahan
    Watertown, CT
    Owns a catering company
  • Lewis Titterton
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Owns health care facilities, entrepreneur
  • Eric Dattner
    Retired mechanical engineer
  • Harold Cring
    Sackets Harbor, NY
    Owns a construction company
  • Jon Constance
    Sackets Harbor, NY
    Optician and former mayor of Sackets Harbor
  • Mark Phillips 
    Sackets Harbor, NY
    Retired math teacher and active high school baseball umpire
  • Pete Phillips
    Sackets Harbor, NY
    Retired utility company worker
  • Larry Reinhardt
    Sackets Harbor, NY
    Construction project manager
The History
  • Sackatoga Stable was first conceptualized Memorial Day Weekend, 1995 in Sackets Harbor, NY when six high school buddies talked about putting in $5,000 each and taking a crack with thoroughbreds for fun.
  • Sackets Harbor is a town of 1,386 on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, about an hour north of Syracuse.  It is best know for making warships for the American side in the War of 1812.
  • "Sackatoga" combines Sackets Harbor with Saratoga (Springs) where managing partner Jack Knowlton lives.
  • Sackatoga silks reflect the colors of the Sackets Harbor Central School Patriots.
  • Sackatoga Stable focused on owning New York breds and currently owns three New York breds.
  • Preferred mode of transportation: yellow school bus aka "big yellow stretch limo" stocked with Funny Cide Light and Bloody Marys.
New York Bred Trivia
  • Kentucky Derby
    Funny Cide is the first New York bred to win the Kentucky Derby.
    - Since DRF started keeping birth records in 1966 only eight New York breds have
      run in the Kentucky Derby.
2003Funny Cide1st12.80 - 1
2002Private Emblem14th22.40 - 1
1996Victory Speech10th*24.80 - 1
1984At The Threshold3rd37.70 - 1
1982Cupecoy's Joy10th**8.90 - 1
1982Royal Roberto14th9.30 - 1
1979Sir Ivor Again7th*11.10 - 1
1970Silent Screen5th5.70 - 1
*part of entry **part of mutuel field
  • Belmont Stakes
    Ruthless, a filly, captured the inaugural Belmont Stakes in 1867 and also
      captured the Travers Stakes that year.
    - Fenian won in 1869.
    - Forester in 1882.

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