Travers Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Florida Derby and Champagne Stakes winner Tiz The Law has been retired from racing on veterinary advice and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for the 2021 breeding season.
“From day one when he broke his maiden at Saratoga we have been watching Tiz The Law closely and he has everything you look for in a stallion prospect,” said Coolmore America manager Dermot Ryan. “He has an outstanding race record, he’s a very good-looking individual and he boasts a strong pedigree. Barclay Tagg, Robin Smullen and their team have done a fantastic job with him and we are also grateful to Jack Knowlton and his partners in Sackatoga Stable for letting us be a part of him.”
“The entire Tiz The Law team is deeply disappointed that Tiz The Law will be unable to race as a four-year-old as planned,” stated Jack Knowlton, Operating Manager of Sackatoga Stable. “He has provided the 35 owners a unique opportunity to compete and succeed at the highest level of thoroughbred racing. His impressive victory in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga Race Course was particularly rewarding for the Saratoga based stable. Sackatoga Stable is looking forward to the next chapter of his career as a stallion.”
“While it is unfortunate that Tiz’s racing career has been cut short, we have been extremely fortunate and blessed to have had him in our lives”, said Barclay Tagg. “Robin and I were able to pick him out and train him to win the Grade 1 Champagne as a 2-year-old and three Grade 1 races (Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes and Travers) as well as run 2nd in the Kentucky Derby this year. He has taken his owners and Barclay Tagg Racing Stable to places that most owners and trainers only dream about. We look forward to his career as a stallion with Ashford Stud.”
But for Ashford stallion American Pharoah, Tiz The Law’s sire Constitution would have been Champion Freshman Sire and Champion Second Crop Sire. Off the back of this success, Constitution’s fee has risen from $25,000 to $85,000 for the coming season. On the distaff side, Tiz The Law’s dam Tizfiz was the winner of seven races including the Grade 2 San Gorgonio Handicap at Santa Anita (now named the Robert J. Frankel Stakes) carrying top weight of 118 pounds.
Tiz The Law’s fee will be announced shortly and he will be available for inspection at Ashford starting Monday, 4th January.
Press Release: Coolmore