Prominent Florida stallion Rizzi is being transferred from Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., to Sez Who North near Stillwater, N.Y. Ten-year-old Rizzi, who ranks among the nation's leading third-crop sires by career progeny earnings, will stand in 2002 for $10,000, up from his 2001 fee of $7,000.
Rizzi (Afleet--Top Wish, by Topsider) is represented by the earners of $2.3 million this year from his current lifetime total of $5.3 million. Five of his nine stakes winner are added-money winners this year, including Richly Blended, victor in both the Gotham (gr. III) and Withers (gr. III) Stakes in New York this spring. Rizzi also was a graded stakes winner in New York, taking the Best Turn Stakes (gr. III) and Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) in separate years.