Constitution's Tiz the Law powers to historic Belmont S. (G1) victory
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Tiz the Law's perfect season continued on Saturday when the 3-year-old Constitution colt rolled to a near four-length victory in the $1 million Belmont S. (G1). 

Constitution is the leading Second-Crop sire of 2020 with more than $2.5 million in progeny earnings and five graded stakes horse to date this year.

Already in possession of wins in the Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull S. (G3) this year, Tiz the Law became racing's newest millionaire with Saturday's win in the rescheduled first leg of the Triple Crown.

Run at 1 1/8-miles for the first time since 1894, the Belmont went postward with a field of 10, with Tiz the Law the 4-5 favorite. Ridden very patiently by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law stalked the pace in the three path for the first six furlongs. As he closed in on the leaders, Franco looked back for any pursuers, but with no serious threats coming, he took over the lead in upper stretch, then drew off for the win, stopping the timer in 1:46.53, just a second off the track record.

“You’re never sure if you’ve got them exactly right, and this guy [Tiz the Law] makes it easy for you,” said Tiz the Law's trainer Barclay Tagg, who won the 2003 Derby and Preakness (G1) with Distorted Humor's son Funny Cide

Tiz the Law's next stop will come seven weeks from now in the 1 1/4-mile Travers S. (G1) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course, and after that the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby (G1), according to Sackatoga Stables principal Jack Knowlton.

“I'm very excited about seeing hm go a mile-and-a-quarter in the Travers,” said Knowlton. “He certainly looked like a horse who can handle it today.” 

Out of the Tiznow mare Tizfiz, he was purchased by Knowlton for $110,000 from the Sequel New York consignment at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga Preferred New York Bred-Yearlings Sale. Tizfiz is also the dam of the stakes-placed Awestruck.

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