Keyword: Tiznow

  • Tiznow nosed out Sakhee for his second Breeders' Cup Classic.<br>

    Steve Haskin's Classic Story: All-American Win

    It was happening all over again. America was a heartbeat away from being conquered in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time, however, a defeat would have been an ignominious end to the 2001 World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Veterans Invited to Japan Cup

    The top three finishers from the Breeders' Cup Turf and Classic winner Tiznow head a list of horses invited to the Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt that will be run at Tokyo Racecourse the weekend of Nov. 24-25.

  • Tiznow (right), who nosed out Sakhee to win the Breeders' Cup Classic, will race in 2002.

    Dual Classic Winner Tiznow to Race in 2002

    A roar of approval went up from the gathering of media following the Breeders' Cup Classic when Tiznow's owner Michael Cooper announced that the son of Cee's Tizzy would race again next year. The announcement also brought a loud "whoop" from jockey Chris McCarron, who pumped his fist in the air.

  • Last year's Classic winner Tiznow (right) noses out Sakhee to win this year's running of the same race.

    Tiznow...Again; Victory Before 52,987 Fans at Belmont Park.

    In true classic fashion and eerily similar to last year's victory, Tiznow rallied stoutly in the lane to defeat Sakhee by a nose in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). This time however, he had to run down his rival, whereas a year ago he held off Giant's Causeway at Churchill Downs. He becomes the first horse in history to win back-to-back Classics.

  • Godolphin Racing's Sakhee worked over the Belmont track Tuesday morning.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Fantastic Sees the Light

    Unlike his non-work last Friday, Fantastic Light lit up the Belmont track Tuesday, as he blazed five furlongs in :59 4/5 with jockey Frankie Dettori aboard, flying home his final quarter in :23 2/5 and galloping out a strong six furlongs in 1:12 3/5. Private clockers caught him a tick faster in :59 3/5. About an hour and a half later, Godolphin's other star, Sakhee, also showed more life, working his five furlongs in 1:01, with regular exercise rider Lee Roebuck up.

  • Tiznow was on his best behavior as he  worked over the Belmont track Monday morning in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report -- Oct. 22

    Jay Robbins didn't have to say a word following <b>Tiznow's</b> gallop Monday morning. He looked up at Pam York, aboard Andy the pony, and gave her a double thumbs up. This sure wasn't the same obstinate, cantankerous Tiznow we saw on Sunday.

  • Tiznow, winning the Santa Anita Handicap under Chris McCarron.

    Another Wild Morning for Tiznow

    A change of scenery for Tiznow has not made life any easier for trainer Jay Robbins, as the defending Horse of Year had another of his eventful mornings Sunday, balking, kicking, backpeddling, and sidestepping his way around the track.

  • Tiznow worked a mile in 1:35 3/5 Thursday.

    Tiznow Turns in Wild Work at Santa Anita

    It took a while, but after 30 minutes of stopping, starting, wheeling, and ducking, Tiznow finally turned in a brilliant mile work in 1:35 3/5 at Santa Anita Thursday morning. Jockey Chris McCarron, who was aboard the defending Horse of the Year, timed him going seven-eighths from the three-eighths pole to a half-mile past the wire in 1:22.71, while Robbins and the clockers picked him up at the half-mile pole.

  • Cup Contenders Busy on West Coast

    Workouts on West Coast in preparation for Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Racing Championships in New York.

  • Juveniles Work on West Coast

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile hope Came Home and Juvenile Fillies contender Habibti worked at Santa Anita Thursday.

  • Aptitude&#39;s Gold Cup &quot;was a break-out race that catapulted the son of A.P. Indy right up to the head of the class.&quot;

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: One Step Forward, Two Backward

    It seems for every step forward the Classic takes, it takes two steps backward. Last weekend, it took three steps backward, with the defeats of Albert the Great, Tiznow, and Skimming, the last two at the hands of 39-1 shot Freedom Crest. On the other hand, Aptitude's 10-length tour-de-force in the Jockey Club Gold Cup was a break-out race that catapulted the son of A.P. Indy right up to the head of the class.

  • Skimming&#39;s Breeders&#39; Cup chances rest with his performance in the Goodwood on Sunday.

    Skimming Needs Goodwood Victory To Move To Breeders' Cup

    Two-time Pacific Classic winner Skimming must win Sunday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita in order to move on to the Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park on Oct. 27, trainer Bobby Frankel said from New York Wednesday morning.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Classic winner Tiznow worked Monday in preparation for the Goodwood Handicap.

    Feisty Tiznow in Sharp Work for Goodwood

    Defending Horse of the Year Tiznow turned in a sharp five furlong work in :59 2/5 at Santa Anita Monday morning, and will run in Sunday's Goodwood Handicap, trainer Jay Robbins said following the work. Robbins said he was very happy with the work and the way the son of Cee's Tizzy galloped out afterward, but wishes the colt would get his act together around the pony.

  • Guided Tour winning the 2001 Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Breeders' Cup Classic Report, Sept. 25, 2001

    The results of this past weekend only further confused the Classic picture. Guided Tour showed a new dimension in the Kentucky Cup Classic, stalking the front-running Balto Star the entire way before wearing him down. But trainer Niall O'Callaghan doesn't seem too excited about throwing him in with tougher company at Belmont Park. O'Callaghan will discuss the options with the gelding's group of owners before committing one way or the other.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow returns in Saturday&#39;s Strub Stakes.

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  • Horse of the Year Tiznow contests Saturday&#39;s Woodward Stakes.

    Woodward Brings Stars To Belmont

    Five runners will take the post in Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park. The field might seem small, but the qualifications the five runners bring into the 1 1/8 mile event have championship status written all over them.

  • Belmont Ready To Begin

    A lot will be on the line when Belmont Park opens its fall season this weekend. The meet offically opens Friday, but things get rolling Saturday when three grade I events will be contested, and all figure to have implications on Belmont's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 27.

  • Tiznow Works Toward Return to Competition

    Tiznow, last year's Horse of the Year and Breeders' Cup Classic winner, worked seven furlongs on the fast main track at Del Mar this morning in 1:25 4/5. Trainer Jay Robbins plans to ship the horse tomorrow to Belmont Park, where he will run in the grade I, $500,000 Woodward at nine furlongs on "Super Saturday," September 8.

  • Tiznow On Target For Return

    Trainer Jay Robbins is ecstatic about Tiznows return to the track in the $500,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 8 at Belmont.

  • Tiznow -- He's Baaaaack

    Tiznow, trying to regain the form that made him 2000 Horse of the Year, turned in a sizzling five-furlong workout Thursday caught by clockers in 59 1/5. Chris McCarron, injured during a spill in New York last week, nevertheless was aboard the son of Cee's Tizzy for the spin around the Del Mar oval.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow, posted a sharp workout Friday.

    Tiznow Sharp in Latest Workout

    Tiznow clocked a sharp :48.60 for four furlongs Friday morning over Del Mar's main track in his preparation that trainer Jay Robbins hopes will lead to a run in the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap at a mile on Sunday, September 2.

  • 'NTRA Champions' Series to Begin on CBS

    More than $5 million in purses and more than $100,000 in bonus money will be available through the 11-race "NTRA Champions" series on CBS in June and July. The network will air five hours of programming during four programs.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow, winning the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Horse of the Year Tiznow Sidelined 60 Days

    2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow sustained an injury during a workout last Friday, and a nuclear-imaging test conducted Monday revealed a problem with his lumbar vertebrae. "The prognosis is good, but we're going to have to walk him for 60 days before resuming training with him," said conditioner Jay Robbins Tuesday morning from his Santa Anita barn. The injury knocks Tiznow out of the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I).

  • Chris McCarron guides Horse of the Year Tiznow to a five length win in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Santa Anita Report: Tiznow Overcomes Problems

    The great ones find a way to get past it all. Enough commotion had swirled around Tiznow and his preparation for the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) that by the time the actual race rolled around, some were wondering why he was even there to begin with. As if his drab effort in last month's Strub Stakes (gr. II) wasn't reminder enough, Tiznow's days leading up to the Big 'Cap were like a roll call of mishaps, evil vibes, and plain bad karma. Lest we forget, this is the same horse who was a no-name last spring and Horse of the Year five months later, and the same animal whose grueling fall campaign left fans and hardboots alike in awe. No, he's not impervious to pain or the elements, but there may just be nothing that can stop him

  • Wooden Phone, defeating Tiznow in the Strub, seeks another upset over the champion in the Big &#39;Cap.

    Tiznow Heads Large Field in Big 'Cap

    Breeders' Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Tiznow drew post position No. 5 Thursday for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap this weekend. The 4-year-old colt is the 8-5 morning line favorite, followed by the Bob Baffert-trained Wooden Phone, who upset Tiznow in the Strub Stakes, at 5-1. Wooden Phone drew the No. 2 hole. Thirteen horses have been entered in the prestigious race, including turf champion Bienamado and grade II winner Guided Tour.

  • Hollywood Turf Cup winner Bienamado breezed three furlongs in :38.20 over a muddy track Wednesday.

    Beat All Makes Main Track Debut in Big 'Cap

    While much ado has been made about Bienamado making his first start on the dirt in Saturday's $1-million Santa Anita Handicap, Neil Drysdale has a Kentucky-bred, Beat All, that will also be making his main track debut. "He works on the dirt over here and seems to handle it well," said Drysdale assistant John O'Donahue about Drysdale's decision to go in the Big 'Cap.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow continues to be bothered by hoof problems.

    Tiznow Questionable for Santa Anita Handicap

    Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year who was upset in his last start, is questionable for Saturday's $1-million Santa Anita Handicap. According to the Los Angeles <i>Times</i>, the colt is still being plagued by foot problems. "It's better than even money that he'll be able to run," trainer Jay Robbins said Monday night. "A lot will depend on how he comes out of a gallop [today]."

  • Wooden Phone, shown winning the Strub Stakes, worked Thursday in preparation for the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Jorrocks On For Santa Anita Handicap

    European import Jorrocks cleared quarantine and arrived at trainer Bob Hess Jr.'s barn Wednesday ready to roll in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap on March 3. "We bought him specifically to run in this race," said Hess. In other Big 'Cap developments, Horse of the Year Tiznow was among those working Thursday in preparation for the grade I test.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow, seeks to rebound from Strub loss in Santa Anita Handicap.

    Tiznow, Others On Track For Big 'Cap

    With the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap only 11 days away, a star-studded field is rounding into shape, with Horse of the Year Tiznow, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes runner-up Aptitude and turf star Bienamado all likely to make the starting gate for the 64th running of the 1 1/4-mile event. Also scheduled for Big 'Cap day is the $400,000 Kilroe Mile on the Camino Real turf course for older horses while Santa Anita Derby hopefuls will traverse two turns in the one-mile, $200,000 San Rafael Stakes.

  • Weight Will Determine Tiznow's Big 'Cap Status

    Horse of the Year Tiznow worked five furlongs in :59.60 under regular rider Chris Mc Carron on Friday at Santa Anita. Both McCarron and trainer Jay Robbins were pleased with the drill after the 4-year-old Cee's Tizzy colt lost as the odds-on favorite to Wooden Phone in the Strub Stakes.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow, who finished second in the Strub Stakes.

    Trainer Robbins Puzzled by Tiznow's Strub Loss

    Horse of the Year Tiznow was enjoying another walk day today at Barn 37 at Santa Anita, his second in-a-row following his loss as the odds-on favorite to Wooden Phone in Saturday's Strub Stakes. Trainer Jay Robbins was at a loss to explain the colt's dull performance in the Strub but said the Breeders' Cup Classic champ will continue to train into the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap March 3.

  • Jockey Corey Nakatani celebrates after winning the Strub Stakes with Wooden Phone.

    Santa Anita Report: Robbins on Other Side of Upset Fence

    So much being horse of the year. Tiznow found out the Eclipse Award he received Tuesday for last year's exploits didn't mean much in Saturday's Strub Stakes at Santa Anita. Wooden Phone led most of the way in upsetting Tiznow by two lengths, giving trainer Bob Baffert a coast-to-coast sweep of the day's $500,000 races.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow returns in Saturday&#39;s Strub Stakes.

    Horse of the Year Tiznow in Saturday's Strub Stakes

    Tiznow will face a similar cast of characters as he did while winning the Jan. 13 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) in Saturday's grade II Strub Stakes at Santa Anita. The nine-furlong Strub will be Tiznow's first start since adding the Horse of the Year title to his 2000 resume. The Strub will be televised on the ESPN2 network at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

  • Eclipse Awards: Tiznow and the Mayne Event

    On a night of comedic one-liners, most of them from the hilarious emcee, Kenny Mayne, National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith said the single phrase most of the 500 people attending Tuesday's 30th annual Eclipse Awards dinner at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, La., were waiting to hear. When he opened the envelope containing the name of the Horse of the Year for 2000, Smith said simply: "Congratulations California, it's Tiznow."

  • Tiznow, Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male Eclipse Award winner.

    Champion 3-Year-Old Male: Tiznow

    Sometimes, it is a fine line that separates a championship season from merely a good, solid campaign. Sometimes, it comes down to a simple "yes" or "no" decision. In the case of Tiznow, that simple "yes" from owners Michael Cooper and Cecilia Straub-Rubens changed the course of racing history.

  • NTRA commissioner Tim Smith (left) presents Horse of the Year trophy to Tiznow owner Michael Cooper.

    Tiznow Is Horse of the Year; Complete Eclipse Rundown

    Horse of the Year titles come in all sizes, from a year's worth of heroics to a single moment of glory. In 2000, it came in the size of Tiznow's neck. That's all it took to turn the name of Tiznow from a faint whisper before the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) to a deafening roar after it.

  • Eclipse Award Winners Announced

    HORSE OF THE YEAR: Tiznow<p>Two-Year-Old Colt or Gelding: Macho Uno<br>Two-Year-Old Filly: Caressing<br>Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding: Tiznow<br>Three-Year-Old Filly: Surfside<br>Older Colt, Horse or Gelding: Lemon Drop Kid<br>Older Filly or Mare: Riboletta (BRZ)<br>Sprinter: Kona Gold<br>Male Turf Horse: Kalanisi (IRE)<br>Female Turf Horse: Perfect Sting<br>Steeplechase: All Gong (GB)<p>Owner: Frank Stronach/Stronach Stable<br>Breeder: Frank Stronach/Adena Springs<p>Jockey: Jerry Bailey<br>Apprentice Jockey: Tyler Baze <br>Trainer: Robert Frankel

  • Tiznow Works Toward Strub; Stevens to Ride Tribunal

    Regular rider Chris McCarron was up as Tiznow breezed six furlongs over a muddy Santa Anita track Saturday morning for trainer Jay Robbins. Officially Tiznow covered the six furlongs in 1:12.20 and, according to McCarron, galloped out strong, completing one mile in 1:40 as he prepped for Saturday's Strub Stakes.