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Tiz Wonderful

Tiznow / Evil, by Hennessy
2004, b - Entered Stud: 2009 | Fee: $7,500 Stands and Nurses | Nominated to: The Breeders' Cup, KTDF
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A Wondeful Sire of 2YOs and Graded SWs

  • Highest rated two-year-old colt of all-time by Champion Juvenile Sire Tiznow
  • The 2nd-leading sire of GSWs in his siring crop 
  • 2014 2YOs in Training are averaging $113,571
  • $4.8 million, 9 SHs, 3 GSWS in two crops, including 2014 Santa Monica (G2) winner SCHERZINGER ($245,374), Futurity (G2) winner IN TROUBLE, Tempted (G3) winner/triple G1 placed MY HAPPY FACE ($540,600), $100,000 SW BOURBONIZE
  • Also: Grade 2 filly Tiz Tremendous ($369,981); $100,000 sp Scammony;  $75,000 sp Tiz Fitting; 2014 multiple sp Tiz Kissable; 2014 sp Silver Lining John
  • Progeny have sold for $525,000, $310,000, $250,000, $230,000, $210,000, $210,000$200,000.
  • The leading juvenile sire of 2013 in his siring crop (21 2YO winners)
  • Purchasers include Stonestreet, Ken Ramsey, Kinsman, Sagamore, Jay Em Ess, Repole Stable, Dogwood, Narvick Int'l, Dennis O'Neill, Eoin Harty, Nick de Meric, Spendthrift.
  • Won Saratoga debut by 12 1/2-lengths - won Iroquois S. (G3) by 6 ¾ in his 2nd start.
  • Bred at least 135 mares in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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Tiz Wonderful News

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bourbonize charges home to take the Northern Spur S.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Tiz Wonderful's Bourbonize stamped himself as an up-and-coming 3-year-old with a come from behind victory in the $100,000 Northern Spur S. April 12 at Oaklawn Park...

Tiz Wonderful filly wins G2 Santa Monica in stakes debut

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Scherzinger proved she was up to the task of taking on stakes-caliber fillies for the first time in Saturday's $200,000 Santa Monica S. (G2)...

Tiz Wonderful sophomore smooth in 2013 debut

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Three-year-old Bourbonize remained perfect with a sharp four-length win Friday at Oaklawn Park, making the son of Tiz Wonderful 2-for-2...

Spendthrift sets 2014 fees, Malibu Moon to $95,000

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee moves to $95,000 S&N. The following are all Spendthrift stallions and locations for 2014, including stands and nurses fees...

$525,000 Tiz Wonderful colt impresses at Belmont

Friday, October 04, 2013
Tiz Chris, Tiz Wonderful’s $525,000 2-year-old purchase by Stonestreet, scored a promising Maiden Special Weight victory at short odds on Oct. 4, rolling home by 2 ½ lengths at Belmont Park.

In Trouble tops Spendthrift stallion exacta in G2 Futurity S.

Sunday, September 29, 2013
In Trouble (Tiz Wonderful) hit the wire first in the $200,000 Futurity S. Sunday at Belmont Park, followed soonafter by Corfu (Malibu Moon) for a Spendthrift stallion 1-2 finish...

Tiz Wonderful 2YO kicks off Santa Anita meet

Friday, September 27, 2013
The 2-year-old Tiz Wonderful filly Georgia rolled to a four-length victory in the first race of the Santa Anita Fall meet on Friday afternoon...

Amazing 22-length win for Tiz Wonderful 2yo

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Give No Quarter certainly gave his foes no chance with an incredible 22 1/2-length win in a one-mile maiden special weight affair...

Tiz Wonderful filly steps up in Del Mar MSW

Sunday, September 01, 2013
Scherzinger's wide move into the Del Mar stretch carried the 3-year-old Tiz Wonderful filly into the winner's circle of Saturday's maiden special weight finale...

Tiz Wonderful 2yo premiers a winner at Saratoga

Saturday, August 10, 2013
In Trouble made his career debut a winning one Saturday at Saratoga, with the 2-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful taking a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight affair by nearly a length...

“Sliver” slices way to sharp maiden score at the Spa

Friday, July 26, 2013
Tiz Wonderful continued to rack up winners on Friday when Sliver and Onions rolled to a four-length win...

Tiz Wonderful juvy debuts a Belmont winner

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Jake's Magic Hat overcame a three-wide trip to go on to a 2 1/4-length winner at first asking...

My Happy Face smiles again at Belmont

Thursday, June 13, 2013
My Happy Face, a 3-year-old filly from the first crop of Tiz Wonderful, made a triumphant comeback on Thursday, June 13th, winning the $90,000 Lotka S. at Belmont Park...

Barretts sale yields six-figure Tiz Wonderful colt

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Top-10 second crop sire Tiz Wonderful's streak of $100,000-plus auction yearlings continued at the Barretts May 2-year-olds in training sale...

Tiz Molly still perfect after Hollywood score

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tiz Molly came away with a sharp 2 1/4-length score April 28 at Hollywood Park...

Cone of Light radiant in career debut

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tiz Wonderful added to his impressive list of sophomore winners Thursday at Keeneland...

$150K for Tiz Wonderful 2YO at Palm Meadows

Monday, March 25, 2013
Leading second-crop sire Tiz Wonderful continues to make a big splash in the sales ring as well...

Tiz Wonderful colt lights up board at OBS sale

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The second day of the March 12-13 OBS Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale saw a colt by Tiz Wonderful bring a resounding bid of $250,000...

Tiz Wonderful colt earns diploma at Gulfstream

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Acclaim, a 3-year-old Tiz Wonderful colt, overcame a few anxious moments in the stretch to break his maiden Sunday at Gulfstream Park...

Tiz Wonderful filly opens eyes with sharp Tampa score

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wide Eyed Wonder looked like a seasoned pro in her debut Jan. 24 at Tampa Bay Downs, using a powerful middle move to draw clear...

Tiz Wonderful's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 3 3 (2) 0 0 $228,792
3 2 0 1 (1) 0 $25,880
Totals 5 3 (2) 1 (1) 0 $254,672

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Kentucky Jockey Club S (gr. II, 1 1/16 miles, defeating Any Given Saturday, Dominican, Going Ballistic, Joe Got Even, Starbase, What a Tale, U D Ghetto, Mr Blackstone).
  • Iroquois S (gr. III, 1 mile, by 63/4, defeating What a Tale, Starbase, Incriminate, Officer Rocket, Passport, Shore).
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6 1/2 furlongs, equal top weight, by 121/2, defeating Diamond Fever, Mint Slewlep, Southernconference, Tale of Treasure, Tater Tutt, Tiz a Wizard, Shipmate, Esperamos).

2nd at 3

Tiz Wonderful Pedigree / Analysis

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Dosage Profile: DP = 6-0-7-0-1 (14) DI = 2.11 CD = 0.71
courtesy of Pedigree Query
b. 1997
gr/r. 1987
gr. 1976
IN REALITY (USA)b. 1964 [BC]
FOGGY NOTE (USA)gr. 1965
b. 1981
LYPHARD (USA)b. 1969 [C]
TIZNA (CHI)br. 1969
dkb/br. 1986
b. 1981
b. 1975
SLEEP LONELY (USA)dkb/br. 1970
ch. 1998
ch. 1993
br. 1983
ch. 1976
HAWAII (SAF)b. 1964
T.C. KITTEN (USA)ch. 1969 *
ch. 1987
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)ch. 1961 [B]
b. 1978
TOM ROLFE (USA)b. 1962 [CP]

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Tiz Wonderful

Tiz Wonderful is an outstanding, undefeated juvenile, by major stallion force Tiznow. A 12½ lengths winner at Saratoga on his debut, Tiz Wonderful captured the Iroquois Stakes by 6¾ lengths, and completed his juvenile campaign by defeating grade one winners Any Given Saturday and Dominican in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2). Tiz Wonderful’s sire, Tiznow was a Horse of the Year and the only two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Leading Freshman Sire, Tiznow first three crops have already produced Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Folklore, classic winner Da’Tara, and other grade one winners Colonel John, Tough Tiz’s Sis and Well Armed.

Tiz Wonderful is out of a mare by Hennessy a son of Storm Cat, from the Northern Dancer line. Storm Cat is a genetic relative to Tiznow’s granddam, Lonely Dancer, and it could be worth considering crossing Tiz Wonderful back over mares from the Storm Cat line. Tiz Wonderful’s dam is a Storm Cat/Mr. Prospector cross, so it could we worth emulating that through Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot, Storm Creek or Sea of Secrets, or though other Storm Cat/Raise a Native crosses such as Forest Wildcat or Cat Thief. Mares by Forestry would give linebreeding to the dam of Mr. Prospector and a three-parts-sister. Stormy Atlantic or Stormin Fever, giving a double of Seattle Slew, should also be interesting, and Tiznow has a multiple graded stakes winner out of a mare by Tabasco Cat. In addition, Tiznow has also sired stakes winners out of Northern Dancer line mares by Dixie Brass (by Dixieland Band), and Salt Lake and Dehere (both by Deputy Minister). Dixieland Band would also be attractive through Dixie Union, and among the appealing sources of Deputy Minister are Awesome Again and Touch Gold . It should also be worth trying Tiz Wonderful with mares bred on the Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, or by mares sired by stallions bred on that cross, such as Dayjur (broodmare sire of Tiznow’s grade one winner Tizway).

Out of mares from the Mr. Prospector line Tiznow has sired 2012 classic prospect, Gemologist, out of a mare by Mr. Prospector. He has three stakes winners out of mares from the Gone West branch, suggesting testing Tiz Wonderful with mares by such asElusive Quality, Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley, Speightstown, and Proud Citizen. Tiznow’s grade one winner Bullsbay is out of a mare by Lord Carson, and Tiznow also has a stakes winner out of that horse’s sire, Carson City (which suggests trying daughters of Cuvee and City Zip). Tiznow is sire of stakes winners out of mares by Woodman and Seeking the Gold (sire of Petionville, Mutakddim and Cape Town), who are both products of the Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross, which is also found in Miswaki. Considering the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, we can note that Tiznow has a graded stakes winner by Pentelicus, and that the second dam of his Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Folklore was by Fappiano himself. This suggests trying mares descending from Fappiano through Unbridled (sire of Unbridled’s Song, who would give a double of the dam of Tiznow’s broodmare sire, Seattle Song, and Broken Vow) and Cahill Road – both three-parts-brothers to PentelicusRubiano (whose granddam is a sister to Relaunch, the grandsire of Tiznow) and Quiet American.  Another Fappiano son, Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop), is a Mr. Prospector/Tom Rolfe cross, like the granddam of Tiz Wonderful. Another similarly-bred Mr. Prospector line horse is Forty Niner (who has numerous sons who could be brought in as broodmare sires, among them Distorted Humor).

Tiz Wonderful might also benefit from mares by stallions bred on a Mr. Prospector/Northern Dancer cross, which in addition to some of those mentioned above, include Thunder Gulch (giving inbreeding to Storm Bird), Fusaichi Pegasus, Kingmambo, Northern Afleet, and Marquetry. Crafty Prospector, a genetic relative to the dam of Tiz Wonderful’s male line ancestor, Relaunch, might also work well. We can note that Tiznow has also sired stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native, through Alydar (out of a mare by Turkoman), and this line might also do well through Saratoga Six) and Majestic Prince.

Tiznow is out of a mare by a son of Seattle Slew, but has worked well with mares giving a duplication of that strain, siring grade one winner Morning Line out of a mare by A.P Indy,  and two stakes winners, including graded scorer Slew’s Tizzy out of a mare by Slewpy.  The A.P. Indy line could be brought in through Pulpit (sire of Sky Mesa and Tapit, who brings in a sister to Tiznow’s grandsire, Relaunch), Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Old Trieste, Stephen Got Even, and Jump Start. Other Seattle Slew sources include Capote (sire of a stakes winning half-sister to Tizway, and available through Boston Harbor, and Matty G), Vindication, Slew o’Gold, Septieme Ciel and Doneraile Court. Seattle Slew is a Bold Ruler (by Nasrullah) line horse, and Tiznow is also sire of Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed, who is out of a mare by Notebook (from the Raja Baba branch of Bold Ruler) and with a second dam by a son of Seattle Slew. From the Caro branch of the Nasrullah line comes graded winner Bear Now (out of a mare by In Excess, the sire of Indian Charlie). Bold Ruler though Secretariat also appears to be a strain that works very well with Tiznow.

Tiznow is an In Reality line sire, but is responsible for grade one winner Tough Tiz’s Sister out of a mare by In Reality son Taylor’s Falls. He might also work over mares from the Valid Appeal branch of In Reality. Tiznow’s sire, Cee's Tizzy, is sire of a stakes winner out of a mare by Great Above (who is bred on the reverse cross to In Reality). Great Above can also be brought in as the sire of Holy Bull and the broodmare sire of Housebuster. It would also be worth considering Housebuster’s sire, Mt. Livermore. He is a son of Blushing Groom, and Tiznow also has a grade one performer out of a mare by Blushing Groom son Rahy.

Like most In Reality line sires, Relaunch has done well over, Turn-to, this cross producing more than 30 stakes winners. Good sources are Roberto (whose son, Kris S. is broodmare sire of Tiznow’s juvenile graded winner Tizahit), Halo (who would be particularly good through Saint Ballado and Devil’s Bag), Drone, Mr. Leader, Cyane and his son Smarten, Lord Gaylord and his son Lord Avie.

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