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Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law to stand at Coolmore America upon retirement

Sackatoga Stables will continue as the owners of the colt through racing career

Jockey Manuel Franco celebrates Tiz The Law's Belmont win
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Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud upon his retirement, it was announced on Thursday. 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 Grade 2 San Gorgonio Handicap carrying top weight.

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 the first time of asking on August 8 at Saratoga and went on to race exclusively in graded stakes company, with a victory in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park next time out.

His lone loss, a third in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs, was followed by a three-race win streak: the Grade  3 Holy Bull Stakes, the Grade 1 Florida Derby and the Belmont. 

Sackatoga Stable plans for Tiz the Law to run in the Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga on August 8, the Kentucky Derby on September 5, and the Preakness Stakes on October 3, en route to the Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland.  

Tagg said: "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.

"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."

Knowlton, operating manager of Sackatoga Stables, added: "Sackatoga Stable is pleased that Tiz The Law will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud. It is an honour 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 three-year-old year and beyond, and then look forward to his career as a stallion at Ashford."

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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

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