Tiznow Mare Brings $600K at Keeneland

By Esther Marr and Frank Angst

Big Tiz, a grade I stakes-placed daughter of Tiznow  , brought $600,000 during the later portion of the Jan. 7 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Consigned by Greenfield Farm for B.D. Gibbs Farm, agent as Hip No. 299, she was bought by Charlotte Weber's Ocala-based Live Oak Stud.

Five-year-old Big Tiz, who holds a career record of 2-4-4 from 12 starts and has earnings of $239,650, was runner-up in the 2010 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) and the 2010 Railbird Stakes (gr. II). She has been trained in all her starts by Mark Glatt for Allen and Susan Branch and Corey Wagner.

Out of the stakes-winning Carson City mare Squall City, Big Tiz is a full sister to stakes winner Lady Chace and a half sister to stakes winner Vindy City (by Vindication). Among Squall City's siblings is grade III winner Apriority (by Grand Slam).

Bred in Kentucky by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Big Tiz was sold as a broodmare prospect.

Bruce Hill, general manager of Live Oak, said Big Tiz impressed both on and off the track.

"She has a real good physical, plenty of pedigree, and an active family," he explained. "She had some serious racing ability. (The market) has been very, very strong. We gave way more than we thought we'd have to give."

But Hill said Weber was willing to step up to the bidding challenge.

"Mrs. Weber is just strong and she wanted her," Hill said.

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