Grade I winner Bullsbay , one of Tiznow ’s best runners and the stallion’s first son to enter stud in the Mid-Atlantic region, has been retired from racing to stand at Richard Golden and Dr. Tom Bowman’s Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., in 2011. A fee will be announced later.
Winner of last year’s Whitney Handicap (gr. I), Bullsbay consistently faced top runers in some of the country’s most important events. He captured the Whitney over Macho Again, with two-time Whitney winner Commentator finishing third, and earned a 107 Beyer Speed Figure in the process. Bullsbay also earned a 106 Beyer in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) when third to Rachel Alexandra.
Bullsbay won or placed in six stakes in 2009, including additional scores in the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) and the Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Handicap. In 2008, he set a track record at a mile at Del Mar.
In what was his last start, Bullsbay finished second in the July 10 Sussex Stakes at Delaware Park for owners Mitchell Ranch, Frank Lewkowitz, and Joe Rice. He retired with seven wins and eight placings from 25 starts and earnings $923,245.
Bred in Kentucky by Brad Anderson, Bullsbay is out of the stakes-placed Lord Carson mare The Hess Express and is a half brother to stakes winners Our Khrysty and Hidden Expression. Bullsbay’s third dam, stakes winner Grecian Comedy, is a half-sister to grade I winner and millionaire Grecian Flight.