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Tiznow standing at Winstar Farms, Kentucky
Sire Cees' Tizzy
Dam Cees' Song
Grandsire Relaunch
Damsire Seattle Song
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1997
Country United States
Color Brown
Breeder Cecilia Straub-Rubens
Owner Michael Cooper
Cecilia Straub-Rubens
Trainer Jay M. Robbins
Record 15:8-4-2
Earnings $6,427,830
Tiznow is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Cees' Song by Cees' Tizzy. He was born around 1997 in the United States, and was bred by Cecilia Straub-Rubens.
Major wins
Breeders' Cup Classic (2000 & 2001)
Super Derby (2000)
Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (2000)
Affirmed Handicap (2000)
Santa Anita Handicap (2001)
San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (2001)
American Champion 3-Year-Old Male Horse (2000)
California Horse of the Year (2000, 2001)
American Horse of the Year (2000)
NTRA "Moment of the Year" (2000, 2001)
American Champion Older Male Horse (2001)
U.S. Racing Hall of Fame (2009)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Tiznow (foaled March 12, 1997 in California) is an American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse owned by Michael L. Cooper and Cee's Stable.



Tiznow, bred by the late Cecelia Straub Rubens, is out of the Seattle Song mare Cee's Song. His sire is Cee's Tizzy. He was trained by Jay Robbins and ridden by Chris McCarron.


Tiznow was noted for his toughness on the dirt. In fifteen starts, Tiznow won 8 times, placed 4 times, and came in third twice. Over his career he won $6,427,830.

At 3, he won the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), beating Irish champion Giant's Causeway, Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, and Lemon Drop Kid. He also won the Super Derby (G1), Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (G2), and Affirmed Handicap (G3), and was second in the Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) and Swaps Stakes (G1).

When he was 4, he again won the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), beating Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sakhee. He also won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), and the San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (G2), placed in the Strub Stakes (G2), and was third in the Woodward Stakes (G1) and the Goodwood Breeders' Cup (G2).

Tiznow is the only racehorse to date to have won the Breeders' Cup Classic twice. He was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame in 2009.

At stud

At stud his fee is relatively low in 2008 ($75,000 for a live foal) as his pedigree is unusual for a great horse; he is one of the few modern Thoroughbreds whose sire line does not end at the Darley Arabian. A direct male line descendant of Man O' War, his sire line ends instead at the Godolphin Arabian. (A full brother, Budroyale, also finished second in the Breeders' Cup Classic.) Tiznow nonetheless has made a reasonably promising start to his career as a stallion. As a freshman sire, Tiznow sired 2005 Eclipse Award champion juvenile filly Folklore, who won the 2005 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Tiznow is the sire of 2008 Belmont Stakes champion Da'Tara. The bay colt scored a gate-to-wire upset over Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown, who was eased in the stretch and finished last. He is also the sire of Well Armed, the winner of the 2009 Dubai World Cup.

Other top performers include Bullsbay, Tough Tiz’s Sis, Da'Tara, Slew's Tizzy, Colonel John, Miss Tizzynow, Liquidity, Sweet Sugaree, Informed, Outrageous Limit, Bear Now, Tizthen, Sure Why Not, Tis a Man, Tizaqueena, etc.

In 2006, Champion sire Tiznow's 2-year-olds sold for $350,000-500,000. His yearlings sold for $200,000-300,000. Mares in foal sold for $300,000-1,600,000.

Tiznow is the #1 First-crop covering sire and #1 first-crop weanling sire.

Tiznow stands at Winstar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. [1]

Follow Tiznow's offspring and their race results.

Peppers Pride, the undefeated winner of 19 consecutive races and the 2007 and 2008 New Mexican champion, has been bred to Tiznow and is in foal as of May 2009.

Horsemen rank Tiznow as the top 7th stallion currently at stud. The order is A.P. Indy (b.1989), Distorted Humor (b.1985), Smart Strike (b.1992), Dynaformer (b.1985), Awesome Again (b.1994), and finally the "to be pensioned" stallion (as of 2009), Dixieland Band.[citation needed]


Pedigree of Tiznow
Cee's Tizzy
In Reality Intentionally
My Dear Girl
Foggy Note The Axe
Silver Song
Lyphard Northern Dancer
Tizna Trevieres
Cee's Song
Seattle Song
Seattle Slew Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Incantation Prince Blessed
Magic Spell
Lonely Dancer
Nice Dancer Northern Dancer
Nice Princess
Sleep Lonely Pia Star
Sulenan (F-No.26)



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