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Edited NYRA Release — Sackatoga Stable’s New York-bred hero Tiz the Law breezed a bullet five-furlongs in 57.87 seconds on Friday morning at Belmont Park.
Piloted by exercise rider Heather Smullen over the fast main track, the four-time Grade 1-winning son of Constitution worked under overcast skies and light rain in preparation for his next engagement, which is scheduled to take place in the Grade 1, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 7 at Keeneland.
“I didn’t want to see him go that fast, but he came out of the work well,” Tagg said. “He scoped well and everything is going good with him.”
Trained by Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law has put together a notable sophomore campaign which includes victories in the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 28 at Gulfstream Park, the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 20, where he became the first Empire State-bred to win the American Classic in 138 years, and the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers on August 8 at Saratoga Race Course.
Tiz the Law was a last-out second in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on September 5 at Churchill Downs, which Tagg and Sackatoga won in 2003 with New York-bred Funny Cide.  
Tagg said Tiz the Law would likely work back either next Friday or Saturday.
During his juvenile campaign, Tiz the Law was a first-out winner against his New York-bred counterpart exactly one calendar year prior to his Runhappy Travers triumph en route to a score in the Grade 1 Champagne last October at Belmont Park. A $110,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Yearling Sale, Tiz the Law has amassed $2,615,300 in purse earnings.
Bred in the Empire State by Twin Creeks Farm, Tiz the Law is out of the Tiznow broodmare Tizfiz.

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  1. Saratoga is a beautiful place to be stabled I’m sure, but Tiz really really loves Belmont. In a perfect world, Honor A.P. would have been sent out East after his maiden breaker last October to stable and run on this track which is so well suited for him as well.

    Have you seen any photos of the Frosted 2yo filly, Frosteria? She is one of the most beautiful creatures I’ve ever seen in my life. Check “@ZenyattaMafia” on twitter- she posted a great one on Oct 4th. and click on the full photo – from her hooves to the top of her head, Frosteria is just magnificent – you can get emotional just looking at the horse. I’m not a religious person, but she looks like a miracle sent directly from God.

    1. Will check Twitter photo first chance I get–probably not anytime soon.

      You are probably right about Honor A P and Belmont Park but it’s academic now.

      Sheriffs had a plan and it just didn’t work out; neither did the Derby rough-housing at the gate, which probably caused his early retirement. Too bad, very nice horse.

  2. Yeah Sheriffs has made many fantastic decisions over the years, so it’s no mark against him. It’s just circumstances that AP didn’t end up in a barn like Pletcher, Cox, Terranova, Shug – where he’d be stabled here. It’s just one of those things, and hopefully we will enjoy seeing some Honor AP babies down the road.

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