Tough Tiz's Sis

Tough Tiz's Sis


Tough Tiz's Sis Retired Due to Fracture

The 4-year-old Tiznow filly was coming off the best race of career in Ruffian win.

Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) winner Tough Tiz's Sis was scheduled to undergo surgery Sept. 21 after she suffered a career ending injury during a workout at Belmont Park a morning earlier.

Tonja Terranova, who oversees trainer Bob Baffert’s horses in New York, said Tough Tiz's Sis sustained what appears to be the beginning of a condylar fracture to her right front leg. The injury occurred near the end of a five-furlong workout when she took a bad step.

“Dr. Patti Hogan (New Jersey Equine Center) will put in a screw,” said Terranova. “She is going to be fine.”

While horses often return from such an injury, owners Karl Watson and Paul Weitman and Baffert elected to retire the 4-year-old daughter of Tiznow , who won eight of 20 starts for earnings of $903,792.

Tough Tiz's Sis ran the best race of her career in the Sept. 6 Ruffian, a 12 1/4-length victory over a sloppy track. It was her second grade  I victory, the other coming in the Lady's Secret at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meet last fall.

Seventh in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) after being supplemented for $180,000 following the Lady's Secret, she had been scheduled to return to Southern California this week.