July 19, 2024


Equality opinion

Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Legislation is retired

Tiz the Legislation, winner of the Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes, has been retired primarily based on the guidance of veterinarians. No harm or issue was announced.

The 3-year-outdated colt was remaining talked about as the future Triple Crown winner this summer and drop immediately after convincing wins, 1 in Florida and two in New York. He went into the Kentucky Derby as the 7-10 beloved and completed a very well-crushed second although getting rid of to Genuine. The Southern California-centered Genuine, who went on to get the Breeders’ Cup Basic, was also retired this calendar year, leaving Swiss Skydiver, winner of the Preakness, as the only Triple Crown winner nonetheless jogging.

Tiz the Legislation will begin a job as a stallion at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., upcoming month. No stud charge has been announced.

“The whole Tiz the Law team is deeply let down that Tiz the Regulation will be not able to race as a 4-year-outdated as prepared,” reported Jack Knowlton, functioning manager of Sackatoga Secure, who owned the horse. “He has offered the 35 homeowners a unique prospect to compete and triumph at the maximum level of thoroughbred racing. His outstanding victory in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga Race Program was significantly rewarding for the Saratoga-primarily based secure.”

Tiz the Legislation gained six of nine races and $2,735,300 in purses. Hs very last race was a sixth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Traditional at Keeneland. At 1 issue, it was assumed he would return to racing in the Pegasus Planet Cup following thirty day period at Gulfstream Park before campaigning as a 4-year-previous.

“From Day One particular, when he broke his maiden at Saratoga, we have been observing Tiz the Legislation intently, and he has every little thing you glimpse for in a stallion prospect,” explained Dermot Ryan, Coolmore The us manager. Ashford Stud is owned by Coolmore.

“He has an superb race report, he’s a pretty excellent-wanting unique, and he features a sturdy pedigree. [Trainer] Barclay Tagg, Robin Smullen and their group have carried out a excellent work with him, and we are also grateful to Jack Knowlton and his companions in Sackatoga Secure for allowing us be a component of him.”

The colt will be available for inspection at Ashford on Jan. 4. The breeding period normally starts in February.