Spendthrift Farm stallion Tiz Wonderful sired the first winner from his debut crop when 2-year-old filly Scammony earned an impressive debut victory in a $57,000 maiden special weight June 21 at Churchill Downs (VIDEO).
In a 10-horse field of debutantes, Scammony broke sharply and flashed good early speed while stalking the early pacesetters. The attractive bay filly ranged up to the leaders in the stretch before powering past and proving best by a length on the wire. She finished five furlongs in :59.31 over a fast main track.
Scammony took plenty of betting action, going off as the third choice for trainer Tom Amoss and owner Gold Mark Farm. Gold Mark purchased the filly for $85,000 as a yearling at last year's Keeneland September sale. Scammony, who was bred in Kentucky by Tim Hamlin from the Pembroke mare Scammer, earned $34,380 for her connections.
Tiz Wonderful, by leading sire Tiznow , was undefeated as a 2-year-old with victories including the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) and Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. Like Scammony, Tiz Wonderful was impressive at first asking, breaking his maiden by 12 ½ lengths at Saratoga Race Course for Stonestreet Stable. He wrapped up his juvenile campaign weighted 120 pounds on the Experimental Free Handicap, and was one of the winter-book favorites for the Kentucky Derby.
Tiz Wonderful stands at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington for a fee of $12,500. His first crop runners have been well-received in the sales ring, including a pair of colts that sold for $525,000 and $310,000 at the 2-year-olds in training sales earlier this year.