This time of year all it takes is a big win by a stallion's runner(s) to move him up considerably on the leading sire list. Take for example California stallion Cee's Tizzy, whose son Tiznow earned $600,000 in winning the March 3 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I). Cee's Tizzy advanced from ninth to first, and now has 2001 progeny earnings of $1,234,158.
Cee's Tizzy not only was represented that afternoon by Tiznow, who was 2000 Horse of the Year, but by Gourmet Girl. Six-year-old Gourmet Girl, a grade I winner in 2000, captured the Sacramento Handicap. Cee's Tizzy (Relaunch--Tizly, by Lyphard) stands at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga.
Moving up from fifth to the runner-up spot was Broad Brush, whose son Include won the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) for his second stakes triumph of the year. Broad Brush has progeny earnings of $911,793, and his other stakes winners include Japanese group I winner Nobo True and grade III winner Pompeii. Broad Brush (Ack Ack -- Hay Patcher, by Hoist the Flag) stands at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Gilded Time, who headed last week's sire list, dropped to No. 3. He has progeny earnings of $807,177 and his runners include two graded stakes winners. Gilded Time (Timeless Moment -- Gilded Lilly, by What a Pleasure) stands at Vinery Kentucky near Lexington.
The next two stallions on the list, Carson City and Mt. Livermore, dropped from second and third, respectively. Carson City (Mr. Prospector -- Blushing Promise, by Blushing Groom) has progeny earnings of $716,294 and stands at William T. Young's Overbrook Farm near Lexington. Mt. Livermore (Blushing Groom--Flama Ardiente, by Crimson Satan) is represented by the earners of $671,471. He stands at Gainesway.
Registering a big move from the previous week was Crafty Prospector, whose son Crafty C. T. won the March 3 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II). Crafty Prospector jumped from No. 16 to sixth. He has progeny earnings of $654,391. Crafty Prospector (Mr. Prospector -- Real Crafty Lady, by In Reality) stands at Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky.