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Tizway to retire to Spendthrift Farm

SHORTLY after TIZWAY (Tiznow) won the Whitney Handicap (G1) yesterday, Spendthrift announced that it had acquired the breeding rights to the son of Tiznow, and that he would retire there for the 2012 season

"Tizway is a huge addition to the Spendthrift stallion ranks and we could not be more excited to be able to stand a horse of his caliber,"  said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift' s general manager to the TDN.

"For him to follow up his stellar Met Mile victory with a win today over another great field in the Whitney, one would have to say there is no finer older horse in the country."

Tizway, a six-year-old,  is the first horse to complete the Met Mile/Whitney double since In Excess20 years ago. He is out of the Dayjur mare Bethany, who was bought by breeder Mandy Pope for $135,000 at the Keeneland January sale in 2002.

She produced the stakes-winning filly TIcket To Seattle in 2004 and has a yearling filly by Elusive Quality and a brother to Tizway at foot.

The plan now for Tizway is a run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) before having a shot at the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs in November.

His sire Tiznow stands at Winstar Farm and at a fee in 2011 of $75,000. He has had eight Grade 1 winners.

Spendthrift has also recently bought DUBLIN, winner of the 2009 Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes. He will stand the 2012 season at Keane Stud in New York.

 

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