12/02/2005 1:00AM

Our New Recruit and Tizbud retired to stud


Our New Recruit and Tizbud, two stakes winners trained by John Sadler, have been retired to stud at separate California farms, it was announced this week.

Our New Recruit, whose biggest win came in the $2 million Golden Shaheen for sprinters in Dubai in March 2004, will stand for $3,500 at Legacy Ranch in Clements, Calif.

Tizbud, who won the 2003 California Cup Classic at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, will stand for $3,000 at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif.

Our New Recruit won 6 of 19 starts and $1,470,915. The Golden Shaheen was by far his biggest victory. He later won the restricted Pirate's Bounty Handicap at Del Mar in 2004, but battled injury, including a bone chip in an ankle, which kept him away from racing in 2005.

Sadler had hoped that Our New Recruit could have a fall campaign this year.

"He had some wear and tear, and we decided it was best to send him to stud," he said.

Bought for $120,000 as a 2-year-old in training at Barretts in Pomona, Our New Recruit, 6, raced for CRK Stables. He made his final start in the Vernon Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park in December 2004, finishing fifth.

By Alphabet Soup, Our New Recruit is out of the Lord Avie mare Delta Danielle.

Legacy Ranch is on property formerly known as Blooming Hills. Pete Parrella, who has a long history in Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing, bought the property earlier this year, having sold a farm in Chino, Calif.

Our New Recruit is the first Thoroughbred addition to the Legacy Ranch roster for 2006. The farm is also standing Crowning Storm, who stood at the farm last year.

Tizbud, a full brother to 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow and graded stakes winners Budroyale and Tizdubai, is entering his second season at stud, having stood in 2005 at Jubilee Farms in Florida.

Tizbud, who will stand as the property of Pam Ziebarth, is by Cee's Tizzy and out of the Seattle Song mare Cee's Song. Last month, Tizbud was purchased for $120,000 by NW Management at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Ziebarth is the daughter of Cecilia Straub-Rubens, who campaigned Tiznow.

Tizbud, 6, won 2 of 8 starts and $230,266.

He finished fourth in the Native Diver Handicap at Hollywood Park in December 2004 in his final start. According to Jockey Club statistics, Tizbud was bred to nine mares in Florida earlier this year.

Tizbud was raised at Harris Farms. "He showed great promise as a racehorse and is from a proven sire line," farm owner John Harris said in a statement.

Hollywood Starlet next for Meetmeinthewoods

Meetmeinthewoods, a California-bred filly who cruised to a debut win against open company on Nov. 27, will return in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes on Dec. 18, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

"The race is in our own backyard," said O'Neill, who trains at Hollywood Park. "She's been acting like a special horse since we started breezing her."

Owned by Dennis O'Neill and Paul Reddam, Meetmeinthewoods ran six furlongs in 1:08.75.

Bred by Golden Eagle Farm, Meetmeinthewoods is by General Meeting and out of the unraced Woodman mare Star of the Woods. Meetmeinthewoods was purchased for $30,000 at the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training earlier this year.

Doug O'Neill said Meetmeinthewoods might have sold for such a moderate price because her presale workouts were not lightning-quick.