Constitution, Tonalist Lead Second-Crop Sires Into The Summer

No one could have predicted at the beginning of the year what the 3-year-old racing calendar would have looked like at this point in 2020, and even though much of the schedule was decimated by the COVID-19 shutdown, there was still plenty of room for stars to emerge in a deep class of second-crop sires. […]

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Tiz The Law In The Belmont? Tagg ‘Wouldn’t Mind Going A Mile And One-Half With Him Right Now’

Florida Derby winner Tiz the Law has been waiting out the coronavirus pandemic at Palm Meadows in South Florida, while trainer Barclay Tagg has anxiously awaited news on the resumption of racing in his home base of New York. That news came this weekend, with racing scheduled to begin at Belmont on June 1. An […]

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Hyperfocus Gets Constitution’s Second Crop Off To Fast Start

Repole Stable’s Hyperfocus debuted victoriously Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., providing red hot sire Constitution with his first winner from his second foal crop. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Hyperfocus rated behind a hotly contested pace set by Breakthrough and pressed by Peppi in the 4 ½-dash for 2-year-olds. After racing somewhat greenly […]

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Belmont, Travers, Derby? Tiz The Law’s Connections Pondering Unconventional Schedule

Nothing is set in stone in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the Triple Crown schedule, but connections of promising contender Tiz the Law have penciled in a series of races that could lead their colt to the first Saturday in September. Rather than send the Florida Derby winner […]

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Handal Predicts Kansas Kis ‘Will Make A Lot Of Noise’ In Fantasy

Perrine Time Thoroughbreds’ Kansas Kis, who earned 20 Kentucky Oaks qualifying points for her runner-up effort in the Busher Invitational on March 7 at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., will return to action in the Grade 3, $400,000 Fantasy slated for May 1 at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. The 1 1/16-mile test, offering 100-40-20-10 Kentucky […]

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After Florida Derby Loss, Connections To Focus On One-Turn Races With Independence Hall

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables and RKV Racing’s Grade 3 winner Independence Hall, fifth last out in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28 at Gulfstream Park, has likely been taken off the Triple Crown trail and returned to his Maryland home. Eclipse managing partner Aron Wellman said Independence Hall rejoined trainer Mike […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Tiz The Law A Local Triumph For Sequel New York

The road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby has been historically amorphous, both in its schedule and the horses at the top of the division, but one pillar of consistency throughout the process has been Tiz the Law. The Constitution colt further cemented that notion with an assertive victory in the Grade 1 Florida Derby on […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Tiz The Law Forwards Constitution’s Bid As Tapit’s Best Son At Stud

When Tiz the Law (by Constitution) put away the competition and strode home a winner in the 2020 Florida Derby, the white-faced bay placed himself at the top of the classic prospects in the East and at the top of all racers for his sire, a son of Tapit whose first crop is three. Now […]

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Barclay Tagg’s Druthers: A Preakness, Belmont, Travers, Kentucky Derby Sequence For Tiz The Law

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, surged to the top of the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard with an emphatic score in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Trained by Barclay Tagg, who trained New York-bred Funny Cide to victories in the 2003 […]

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