Cecilia Straub-Rubens, Owner of Tiznow, Dies
California breeder-owner Cecilia Straub-Rubens, whose colt Tiznow took a major step toward Horse of the Year honors with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died the night of Nov. 7 at a Newport Beach hospital. Straub-Rubens, who was battling inoperable cancer, was admitted to the hospital the previous day. Straub-Rubens witnessed the Nov. 4 Classic with her partner in Tiznow, Michael Cooper, who managed her bloodstock affairs and served as family trustee. She would have been 84 in December."I'm so happy for Cecilia Straub-Rubens," Cooper told The Blood-Horse after the Classic about the woman who liked to be called Cee. "We've been doing this for 20 years."
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 11/8/2000 10:22:38 AM
Last Updated: 11/8/2000 11:11:27 AM
Tiznow, whose sire and dam, Cee's Tizzy's and Cee's Song, were bought by Straub-Rubens as yearlings, bred Tiznow's full brother, Budroyale, in a trust. Claimed in his first start, Budroyale finished second in the 1999 Classic, and has career earnings of $2.8 million. Straub-Rubens was voted California Breeder of the Year for 1999.Straub-Rubens and Cooper paid $360,000 to supplement Tiznow to the Classic, and collected first-place earnings of $2,438,800. Unraced as 2-year-old, Tiznow has won four stakes and earned $3,404,350.
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