GI Belmont S. winner Tiz the Law (Constitution–Tizfiz, by Tiznow) will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud upon his retirement, but will continue to race for owners Sackatoga Stable throughout his racing career, Coolmore announced Thursday morning. The colt, by the current leading second-crop sire Constitution, has won five of his six lifetime starts, including his impressive classic win last Saturday.
“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 Barclay Tagg, Robin Smullen and their team, who have done a tremendous job with him. He’s a Grade I-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 Coolmore’s American Pharoah on the 2019 first-crop sire list, and Thursday’s announcement means that Coolmore America will now stand three of the past five Belmont S. winners, as Tiz the Law will join Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify at the Versailles, Kentucky, nursery. Tiz the Law’s dam, Tizfiz, was the winner of seven races including the GII San Gorgonio H. carrying the top weight of 118 pounds.
“Tiz the Law is such a pleasure to be around,” said his trainer, Barclay Tagg. “He impresses me every day with how easy he does everything. Nothing is out of reach for him. 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 GI (Runhappy) Travers (Aug. 8 at Saratoga), 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.”
After breaking his maiden in his two-year-old debut at Saratoga Aug. 8, 2019, Tiz the Law won the GI Champagne at Belmont by four lengths. He suffered a narrow loss in the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S., but has reeled off three straight graded stakes wins in 2020, including the GIII Holy Bull and the GI Florida Derby prior to the Belmont.
Jack Knowlton, operating manager of Sackatoga Stables, said: “Sackatoga Stable is pleased that Tiz the Law will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud. 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.”