Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding interest in Tizway, winner of the Aug. 6 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. The multiple grade I winner and racing's newest millionaire will stand at the Lexington-based farm for the 2012 breeding season.
“Tizway is a huge addition to the Spendthrift stallion ranks and we could not be more excited to be able to stand a horse of his caliber,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm general manager, in a release. “For him to follow up his stellar Met Mile (gr. I) victory with a win today over another great field in the Whitney, one would have to say there is no finer older horse in the country.”
Tizway's Whitney victory comes on the heels of his fast and decisive 2 3/4-length victory in the Met Mile at Belmont, where he earned a career best 113 Beyer Speed Figure. The son of Tiznow also impressively captured the Kelso (gr. II) last fall at the New York track.
Bred in Kentucky by Whisper Hill Farm, Tizway is out of the Dayjur mare Bethany. He owns a record of 7-1-5 from 20 starts and earnings of $1,359,274.
Tizway, campaigned by trainer James Bond and owner William Clifton Jr., will be pointed toward the Breeders' Cup before retiring to Spendthrift.