Goodwood Breeders' Cup H. (gr. II)

(gr. II , 9f ,)

TIZNOW (B h, 116 lb) $240,000
Cee's Tizzy —Cee's Song , by Seattle Song
B—Cecilia Straub Rubens, CA.; O—Cooper, Michael and Straub-Rubens, Cecilia; T—Jay M. Robbins

Captain Steve (CH h, 117 lb) $80,000
Fly So Free —Sparkling Delite , by Vice Regent
B—Roger Laubach, KY.; O—Michael E. Pegram; T—Bob Baffert

Euchre (B g, 115 lb) $60,000
Personal Flag —Solid Eight , by Fit to Fight
B—Adena Springs, ON.; O—Stronach Stables; T—Robert J. Frankel

Margins: ½, 1½, 4. Others: Sir Bear 117($30,000) , Big Ten (CHI) 116($8,000) , River Keen (IRE) 118 , Bagshot 115 . Winning Jockey, Chris J. McCarron.

Back in 1972, when Nice Dancer was named champion 3-year-old colt in Canada, his sire, Northern Dancer, had sired 24 stakes winners. Of course he went on to sire a total of 146 and leave a lasting impression on the Thoroughbred breed.

Tiznow, who has rocketed to prominence among the 3-year-olds this year, is inbred, 4x4, to Northern Dancer. On the sire side of his pedigree, Northern Dancer is the sire of Lyphard, whose daughter, Tizly, is the dam of Tiznow’s sire, Cee’s Tizzy. On the dam side of his pedigree, Northern Dancer’s son Nice Dancer is the sire of Tiznow’s second dam, Lonely Dancer.

Though both are by Northern Dancer, Lyphard and Nice Dancer were far apart on the sire scale. Lyphard went on to became a major sire, with 115 stakes winners to his credit; Nice Dancer sired just 18 stakes winners.

Together, however, they have combined to help shape the genetic makeup of Tiznow, who in just eight starts has earned nearly $1 million and won two consecutive graded races.

Tiznow was bred in California by Cecelia Straub-Rubens and races for her in partnership with Michael Cooper, who manages the Straub-Rubens family trust.

Cee’s Song, by Seattle Song, the dam of Tiznow, has produced all of her foals to the cover of Cee’s Tizzy, who raced for Straub-Rubens and finished third in the 1990 Super Derby (gr. I), won 10 years later by Tiznow.

The 1990 Super Derby was Cee’s Tizzy’s last race. He fractured a knee in the race and was retired.

Tiznow is a full brother to Budroyale, a graded stakes winner of more than $2.8 million who originally raced for Straub-Rubens. Tiznow’s juvenile full sister, Tizsweet, finished third in her first start at Del Mar on Aug. 19. Cee’s Song has a yearling Cee’s Tizzy filly and is in foal to the same sire. She was not bred for 2000.

Cee’s Tizzy has sired six stakes winners, four of whom have won added-money races this year: Tiznow (gr. I), Budroyale (gr. II), Theresa’s Tizzy (gr. III), and Rebuild Trust. He stands at John Harris’ Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.—D.M.L.