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Recurring back problem to blame

Updated: September 22, 2005, 5:43 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ELMONT, N.Y. - Funny Cide's troubled 5-year-old season is over.

A recurring back problem has forced trainer Barclay Tagg to pull Funny Cide out of training for a minimum of 30 days. He will be pointed to a 6-year-old campaign.

Funny Cide, the champion 3-year-old of 2003, went winless in three starts this year, including a sixth-place finish in the Suburban Handicap, his last start, on July 2. According to Robin Smullen, Tagg's assistant and Funny Cide's regular exercise rider, Funny ...

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