Belmont winner Tiz the Law will stud at Ashford

Posted By Kimberly French on June 25, 2020

Ashford Stud purchased the breeding rights to Belmont Stakes (Grade 1) winner Tiz the Law on Thursday, June 25. Sired by Constitution, the handsome bay will continue competing for Sackatoga Stable for the remainder of his career.

“Tiz the Law is the outstanding colt of his generation, so we are obviously delighted he’ll be coming here,” Ashford Stud manager Dermot Ryan said. “From day one when he broke his maiden at Saratoga, we have been watching him closely, and he has everything one looks for in a stallion prospect.

“We are grateful to Jack Knowlton and his partners in Sackatoga Stable for letting us be a part of such an exciting horse, and also to (trainer) Barclay Tagg, Robin Smullen, and their team who have done a tremendous job with him. He’s a Grade 1 winning juvenile and is now a classic winner. Combined with his near perfect race record, he’s very good-looking and is a very well-bred individual,” Ryan said.

Tiz the Law’s sire, Constitution, only finished second to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. He also leads the sire rankings with 2-year-olds in his second crop, as his progeny have earned more than $2.4 million.

Ashford Stud is owned by Coolmore America, the American division of Coolmore Stud.

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Kimberly French is an award winning freelance journalist specializing in horse racing and horse health living in Louisville, KY. Her work has appeared in more than 25 national and international publications. She is currently the editor of Hoof Beats magazine, the official publication of the U.S. Trotting Association and the special assistant to the president for the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

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