Tizway rolls to three length win in Grade 1 Whitney
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Tizway took control coming into the stretch en route to a comfortable three-length victory in the $750,000 Whitney H. (G1) Aug. 6 at Saratoga. The son of Tiznow notched his second consecutive Grade 1 win and posted the second highest Beyer of the year beyond a mile, moving him to the head of the older horse division.

Tizway got the ideal trip just behind the leaders in the nine furlong Whitney. Facing a solid group of the best older horses on the East Coast, Tizway was third for the first six furlongs before moving quickly to the front just as he straightened for the stretch. Suburban H. (G2) winner Flat Out came from far back to get the place spot, but was no threat to the winner.

“It was an ideal trip,” Maragh said. “I was always close to the pace, where I wanted to be. I just trusted the horse that he could get the distance. I just rode him the same way I have always ridden him. He really picked it up at the three-eighths pole. He was definitely overpowering in the middle of the turn and he kept on going.”

As a Win and You’re In race, Tizway earned a guaranteed berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).

“He will run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) (Oct. 1 at Belmont) and then the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs). I’m as confident going 1 1/4 miles as I was going 1 1/8 miles coming here today,” winning trainer H. James Bond said.

A 6-year-old Kentucky bred, Tizway won the $500,000 Metropiolitan H. (G1) in his last outing, and now has three graded stakes to his credit, including the 2010 Kelso H. (G2). With the Whitney's $450,000 payday, Tizway became his sire's fifth millionaire, with lifetime total standing at $1,359,274.

Owner William Clifton, Jr. and Bond teamed up to win their second Whitney, the first coming in 1997 with Will's Way. Bethany, the dam of Tizway, is a half-sister to Will's Way and to the multiple Grade 1 winning filly Willa on the Move.

WinStar News
Super Saver #1 freshman sire of Experimental Handicap horses
Super Saver

Super Saver #1 freshman sire of Experimental Handicap horses

Already boasting the best start at stud by any Kentucky Derby (G1) winner since Seattle Slew, Super Saver further bolstered the quality of his first crop by placing four runners on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap...

[read more]

Four by Congrats are weighted on the Experimental
Congrats

Four by Congrats are weighted on the Experimental

Champion Sire Congrats remains the standard-bearer among all juvenile sires from the A.P. Indy line, with more runners ranked on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap than any stallion from his famed sire line...

[read more]

American Pharoah co-high weight on Experimental Free Handicap
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah co-high weight on Experimental Free Handicap

Pioneer of the Nile’s American Pharoah, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and the FrontRunner S. (G1), shared the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap...

[read more]

Barbados captures second straight stakes in Hutcheson S. (G3)
Speightstown

Barbados captures second straight stakes in Hutcheson S. (G3)

Barbados became Speightstown’s latest graded stakes winner on Saturday with a thrilling half-length victory in the $150,000 Hutcheson S. (G3)...

[read more]

Grade 3 Sweetest Chant S. goes to More Than Ready filly
More Than Ready

Grade 3 Sweetest Chant S. goes to More Than Ready filly

Consumer Credit captured her third straight win with an impressive performance in Saturday's Sweetest Chant S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

Regally-bred Khozan a Distorted Humor ‘Rising Star’
Distorted Humor

Regally-bred Khozan a Distorted Humor ‘Rising Star’

Khozan came home the easiest of winners in his debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park, besting Wisecracker by 3 ¾-lengths to head a Distorted Humor “exacta”...

[read more]

G1-winning millionaire Overanalyze’s first foal is a filly

G1-winning millionaire Overanalyze’s first foal is a filly

WinStar Farm’s Overanalyze, the Grade 1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, sired his first foal early Sunday, Jan. 18th when a filly was born at Red River Farm in Coushatta, LA...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile’s American Pharoah wins Eclipse Award
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile’s American Pharoah wins Eclipse Award

Zayat Stables’ brilliant 2-year-old colt American Pharoah became Pioneerof the Nile’s first Eclipse Award winner when he was named 2014 2-year-old Champion Male at Saturday night’s Eclipse Awards...

[read more]

Pink Poppy blooms in Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf
Tiznow

Pink Poppy blooms in Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf

Tiznow got his first stakes winner of 2015 Saturday at Gulfstream Park when Pink Poppy strode to a 1 ½-length score in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf S...

[read more]

Speightstown racks up third stakes winner of the month
Speightstown

Speightstown racks up third stakes winner of the month

Weekend Hideaway surpassed the half-million dollar earnings mark with a four-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint S...

[read more]