06/28/2017 12:10PM

Grade 1 winners Tizway, Archarcharch sold to stand in Korea

Barbara D. Livingston
Tizway has sired 85 winners, who have earned more than $4.3 million.

Grade 1 winners Tizway and Archarcharch have been sold to stand in Korea and will debut there for the 2018 breeding season.

Both stallions previously resided at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., with Tizway standing for an advertised fee of $7,500 in 2017 and Archarcharch for $6,000. They both debuted at stud in 2012.

Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm’s general manager, said the terms of the sale allow Spendthrift the right of first refusal if the new owners wish to sell either of the stallions in the future. The contract also includes provisions to return the horses to the U.S. upon being pensioned from stud duty.

“We sold Tiz Wonderful to the [Korean Racing Authority] several years ago, and they have communicated with us each year on the horse, and they take their horse care very seriously,” Toffey said. “We have taken steps to ensure that the horses have a good retirement. When they’re done, it’s all provided for them to come back to Kentucky.”

Tizway, a 12-year-old son of Tiznow, has sired three crops of racing age, with 85 winners and progeny earnings of more than $4.3 million. His best runner is Coasted, a stakes winner who finished second in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. He is also the sire of Grade 3-placed stakes winners Our Way and Bear’sway and stakes winners Tiz Imaginary, The Critical Way, Prados Way, Tiz a Melody, and Away We Go.

Tizway won seven of 20 starts for earnings of $1,359,274. His biggest wins came in the Grade 1 Whitney, Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, and Grade 2 Kelso Handicap.

Bred in Kentucky by Whisper Hill Farm, Tizway is out of the unraced Dayjur mare Bethany, whose five winners from eight starters also include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Ticket to Seattle. The family features Grade 1 winners Will’s Way and Willa On the Move.

Archarcharch, a 9-year-old by Arch, also has three crops of racing age, with 108 winners and progeny earnings surpassing $5.9 million. His most successful runner is Grade 3 winner Toews On Ice, who finished second in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity. Other runners of note by Archarcharch include stakes winners Go No Go, Dreamarcher, Arcature, Honeymoon Cruise, and Joan of Arch.

Archarcharch won three of seven starts for $832,744, including scores in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and Grade 3 Southwest Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Grapestock LLC, Archarcharch is out of the Grade 3-placed Woodman mare Woodman’s Dancer, whose seven winners from nine runners also include Grade 3 winner Balance of Power and stakes winner Run Sully Run. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Pattern Step and Grade/Group 2 winners Karibu Gardens and Motley.

The deal was brokered by bloodstock agent Jun Park.

“Korea is always looking for opportunities to improve the country’s breeding program,” Park said. “These stallions are a wonderful addition to Korea’s stallion roster, and we are excited to be able to offer them to Korean breeders.”

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