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Tiznow(right) beats Sakhee Belmont 27.10.01

Tiznow (pink colours) defeats Sakhee in the Breeders' Cup Classic: Gemologist is his ninth Grade 1 winner

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

Wood hero another Tiznow ace for WinStar

Aqueduct; Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial Stakes (Grade 1), dirt, 3yo, 1m1f

GEMOLOGIST (c Tiznow - Crystal Shard by Mr Prospector)

Bred by G. Watts Humphrey Jr and Lousie Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust

KENNY Troutt's WinStar Farm is heading to Churchill Downs next month with another live shot of winning the Kentucky Derby with a son of Tiznow after Gemologist punched his ticket with a game victory over Alpha (by Bernardini) in Saturday's Wood Memorial.

Should the Todd Pletcher-trained colt line up at Churchill Downs next month, it will mark the fourth occasion in five years that the WinStar colours have been carried in the race by a son of Tiznow following American Lion (2010), Mr. Hot Stuff (2009) and Colonel John (2008).

 

Gemologist, who won last year's Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, is the ninth Grade 1 winner sired by champion Tiznow, who is the only horse ever to record back-to-back victories in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

The son of Cee's Tizzy made animmediate impact at stud when siring champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Folklore in his first crop. He has since tasted Classic success through Da'Tara, winner of the 2008 Belmont Stakes.

Tiznow stands at WinStar Farm in Kentucky for $75,000.

Purchased for $310,000 by Maverick Racing at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale, Gemologist is a half-brother to minor stakes winner Clear Destiny and the Listed-placed Perfect Cut. They are out of Crystal Shard, an unraced Mr Prospector sister to Grade 2 winner Withallprobability.

Crystal Shard has a two-year-old filly by Bluegrass Cat named Catbird Seat and a yearling colt by Tiznow's Grade 1-winning son Colonel John.

 

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