Tiz the Law to Stand at Ashford Stud Upon Retirement

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

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Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tiz The Law will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud upon his retirement, it was announced June 25. The son of Constitution  will continue to run for owners Sackatoga Stable throughout his racing career.

“Tiz The Law is the outstanding colt of his generation so we are obviously delighted he’ll be coming here,” said Coolmore America manager Dermot Ryan. “From day one when he broke his maiden at Saratoga, we have been watching him closely, and he has everything one looks for in a stallion prospect. We are grateful to Jack Knowlton and his partners in Sackatoga Stable for letting us be a part of such an exciting horse, and also to (trainer) Barclay Tagg, Robin Smullen, and their team who have done a tremendous job with him. He’s a grade 1-winning juvenile and is now a classic winner. Combined with his near perfect race record, he’s very good-looking and is a very well-bred individual.”

Constitution was second only to American Pharoah  on the freshman sire table last year and leads the way in 2020, while Tiz The Law’s dam Tizfiz was the winner of seven races, including the 2008 San Gorgonio Handicap (G2) carrying top weight of 118 pounds.

Bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, Tiz the Law was a $110,000 purchase by Knowlton from Sequel New York’s consignment to Fasig-Tipton’s New York-Bred Yearling Sale in 2018. He broke his maiden at first asking Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course and went on to race exclusively in graded stakes company, with a victory in the Oct. 5 Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park next out. His lone loss, a third in the Nov. 30 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, was followed by a three-race win streak: the Feb. 1 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) and the March 28 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, and the June 20 Belmont Stakes in his most recent start.

Sackatoga Stable plans for Tiz the Law to run in the Aug. 8 Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), and the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) en route to the Nov. 7 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland.

“Tiz The Law is such a pleasure to be around. He impresses me every day with how easy he does everything; nothing is out of reach for him,” Tagg said of the grade 1 winner at 2 and classic winner at 3. “I have been training horses for such a long time, and I have never had a horse like him. He makes my life very easy. We are looking forward to running him in the Travers then on to the Derby and Preakness. He has achieved so much already and is a very exciting horse for the future, I wouldn’t change him for the world.”

“Sackatoga Stable is pleased that Tiz The Law will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud,” said Knowlton, operating manager of Sackatoga Stables. “It is an honor that he will become a part of the world’s largest breeding operation of Thoroughbred racehorses. We are excited to see what Tiz The Law has in store on the track for the remainder of his 3-year-old year and beyond, and then look forward to his career as a stallion at Ashford.”

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