Tiznow TDN Rising Star Kentuckian dominates Grade 3 Laz Barrera S.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
One day after My Sweet Addiction won the Vanity S. (G1), Tiznow got his second graded stakes winner of the weekend when the up-and-coming Kentuckian rolled to victory in Sunday’s Laz Barrera S. (G3) at Santa Anita Park.

Tabbed a “TDN Rising Star” after an 11-length debut victory at Golden Gate March 7, Kentuckian came into the Barrera off a troubled third in the April 12 San Pedro S. Bet down to the even-money favorite for Sunday’s seven-furlong affair, Kentuckian tracked three wide down the backstretch, a few lengths off Yiannis’ torrid half-mile in :43.64.

With Mike Smith sitting basically motionless, Kentuckian rolled to the front before the top of the stretch while about four paths off the rail. The last quarter-mile looked like a one-horse race as Kentuckian left the field of 3-year-olds further behind with each stride. The final margin was officially 6 ¼-lengths in a very rapid 1:20.97 on a fast track.

“He reminds me of Holy Bull,” said Smith while comparing Kentuckian to the Hall of Fame champion he rode. “He has an unbelievably high cruising speed and stride. The last furlong I pulled my stick up just because I heard Trevor (Denman) saying someone was coming but, when I looked on the big screen (in the infield), I put it back down.”

Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, Kentuckian is 2-0-1 in three starts and has earned $85,080. He was bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings from the Unbridled’s Song mare Forest Music, a two-time graded stakes winner.

Hollendorfer contemplated the possibility of a route race for the gray colt’s next start.

“If we do decide to go two turns, we’re looking at the mile and a sixteenth race here on June 7 (Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed S.),” said the trainer.
Visit Tiznow's Page Tiznow
Undefeated Paynter filly zips by five lengths at Oaklawn Park title=
Paynter

Undefeated Paynter filly zips by five lengths at Oaklawn Park

Ring Leader turned in a very impressive race on Jan. 24, her first start of 2020, rolling to a 5 1/4-length victory...

[read more]

More Than Ready's Uni (GB) named Champion Female Turf Horse of 2019 title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Uni (GB) named Champion Female Turf Horse of 2019

More Than Ready's Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) winner was named the Champion Female Turf Horse of 2019 at Thursday night's Eclipse Awards ceremony...

[read more]

Speightstown's Sharing named top Midlantic-bred of 2019 title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Sharing named top Midlantic-bred of 2019

Sharing, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) in November, was recently named the top Midlantic-bred of 2019...

[read more]

Ms Peintour powers to victory in $100,000 Astra S. (G3) title=
Paynter

Ms Peintour powers to victory in $100,000 Astra S. (G3)

Ms Peintour stretched out to 1 1/2-miles for the first time in her career in Sunday's $100,000 Astra S. (G3) and the 5-year-old Paynter mare came home a 2 1/2-length winner...

[read more]

Carpe Diem colt wins thriller on Gulfstream Park turf title=
Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem colt wins thriller on Gulfstream Park turf

Life On Top, making just his second lifetime start, scored a dramatic maiden special weight win over Gulfstream Park's turf course on Saturday...

[read more]

Echo Town is Speightstown's latest TDN Rising Star title=
Speightstown

Echo Town is Speightstown's latest TDN Rising Star

Echo Town capped off a big Saturday for Speightstown that also included the stakes winners Victim of Love and Bobby's Wicked One both getting their second career black type victories...

[read more]

Victim of Love scores easily in $100,000 What A Summer S. title=
Speightstown

Victim of Love scores easily in $100,000 What A Summer S.

Victim of Love became one of Speightstown's two stakes winners on Saturday when she defeated multiple stakes winner Needs Supervision by nearly four lengths...

[read more]

Speightstown's Bobby's Wicked One scores second straight Fair Grounds stakes win title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Bobby's Wicked One scores second straight Fair Grounds stakes win

Bobby's Wicked One started 2020 like he ended 2019, with a stakes win at Fair Grounds...

[read more]

First foal is a filly for WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan title=
Good Samaritan

First foal is a filly for WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan

WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan, a versatile millionaire son of Harlan’s Holiday and a Graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 15...

[read more]

Fed Biz colt kicks off 2020 with Aqueduct stakes win title=
Fed Biz

Fed Biz colt kicks off 2020 with Aqueduct stakes win

Scilly Cay began his 3-year-old campaign Jan. 12 at Aqueduct with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Rego Park S...

[read more]