08/06/2011 6:42PM

Spendthrift acquires breeding interest in Tizway


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Saturday’s Whitney result was hardly official before Spendthrift Farm in Lexington announced it has acquired a breeding interest in the winner, Tizway, who will retire to stud at the end of the season.

B. Wayne Hughes owns Spendthrift Farm, a historic Lexington nursery and stallion station that also announced earlier this week it had purchased Grade 1 winner Dublin to stand at Keane Stud in New York in 2012.

The Tiznow horse brought his earnings to more than $1.3 million when he beat Flat Out by three weeks in the Whitney, his second Grade 1 victory. He won Belmont’s Metropolitan Handicap on May 30 for his first Grade 1 win. Tizway also won last year’s Grade 2 Kelso Handicap and has placed in four other stakes, including third-place finishes in the 2009 Jockey Club Gold Cup and 2010 Metropolitan Handicap.

Bred by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm, he is out of the unraced Dayjur mare Bethany. He is a half-brother to stakes-winner and Grade 3-placed Ticket to Seattle.