Tiznow Sires First Winner for Lewises

Back-to-back Breeders' Cup Classic champion Tiznow sired his first winner June 3 when the 2-year-old filly Folklore romped to a four-length victory at Belmont Park.

Bred in Kentucky by owners Robert and Beverly Lewis and trained by D. Wayne Lukas, the victory came in the second start for Folklore, who was produced by the unraced Storm Cat mare Contrive. Folklore earned $25,800 for her maiden special weight win.

Sent off as the narrow 3-2 second choice in the field of six that lined up for the second race at Belmont, Folklore drew clear inside the furlong pole when roused by jockey Cornelio Velasquez. After breaking well from the rail, she stalked the leaders along the inside into the stretch, where she angled out for the drive. The dark bay completed the five-furlong distance in :57 4/5 and paid $5.10 to win.

Folklore finished second in her career debut, a five-furlong maiden special weight race May 18 at Belmont.

Tiznow, who stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., as the property of a Taylor Made/Winstar Venture, was the Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old in 2000 after winning his first Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the Super Derby (gr. I). He repeated in the Classic in 2001, the only horse to win America's richest race twice, and also won the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to be named champion older male.

The California-bred son of Cee's Tizzy-Cee's Song (Seattle Song) retired with eight wins in 15 starts and career earnings of $6,427,830.

(Chart, Equibase)

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