Tiznow, who was California's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2000, was voted the top older male of 2001 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. He also is the leading candidate to pick up another Cal-bred Horse of the Year title.
The 2001 California-bred champions will be honored Feb. 9 at Golden Gate Fields Turf Club. The Horse of the Year winner also will be announced.
The complete list of 2001 California champions:
Top older male - Tiznow; Cecilia Straub-Rubens, breeder; Cee's Stable, owner; Jay Robbins, trainer
Top older female - Gourmet Girl; Carl & Olivia Cannata, breeders; Gary Tanaka, owner; Pico Perdomo, trainer
Top 2-year-old male - Officer; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod, breeders; The Thoroughbred Corp., owner; Bob Baffert, trainer
Top 3-year-old female - Golden Ballet; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dutton and Vladimir Popovich, breeders; Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and Team Valor, owners; Jenine Sahadi, trainer
Top 3-year-old male - Romanceishope; Shigehiro Hatake, breeder; Nisimura and Swan Equine Co., owners; Jenine Sahadi, trainer
Top sprinter - Go Go; Chris Ray, breeder; Thomas & Thomas Racing, owner; Warren Stute, trainer
Top turf horse - Native Desert; Fred Watarida, breeder; Miguel Rubio, owner; Juan Garcia, trainer
Top 2-year-old female - Lady George; Bedford Stables and Stonehenge Stables, breeders; Gordon Severson, owner; Tony Locke, trainer
Leading sire of Cal-conceived foals by total 2001 earnings - Cee's Tizzy, Cee's Stable LLC
Leading sire of Cal-conceived 2-year-olds by 2001 earnings - Bertrando, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod.
Leading sire of Cal-conceived foals by number of 2001 winners - Flying Continental, Nancy Yearsley and Ross Harris
Leading freshman sire of Cal-conceived foals by 2001 earnings - Illinois Storm, Dr. Cliff Noretto
Leading breeders of Cal-foaled thoroughbreds by 2001 earnings - Mr. and Mrs. John Mabee
Outstanding trainer - Warren Stute