10/17/2014 5:59PM

Tiz Wonderful, Any Given Saturday sold to Korea

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Barbara D. Livingston
Tiz Wonderful, who previously stood at Spendthift Farm, has been sold to Korea interests.

Stallions Tiz Wonderful and Any Given Saturday have been sold to Korean interests to stand in that country beginning in 2015.

Tiz Wonderful, a 10-year-old son of Tiznow previously stood at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he was advertised for a fee of $7,500 during the 2014 breeding season. He debuted at stud in 2009.

"We received an offer that we thought was more than fair from the Korean Racing Authority, and acted on it," said Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey.

Tiz Wonderful has sired three crops of racing age, with 117 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $7.8 million. His runners are led by Grade 1 winner Condo Commando, Grade 2 winners In Trouble, Scherzinger, Grade 3 winners My Happy Face, and Big Trouble, and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Wonder Gal.

Tiz Wonderful won three of five starts during his on-track career for earnings of $254,672. Campaigned by Stonestreet Stables, Tiz Wonderful won the Grade 2 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes and Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes as a juvenile.

Bred in Kentucky by Dale Kalmar, Tiz Wonderful is out of the winning Hennessey mare Evil, who is the dam of four winners from five foals to race.

Any Given Saturday, a 10-year-old son of Distorted Humor, was purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.

The Grade 1 winner recently completed his first season at Pin Oak Lane in New Freedom, Penn., standing for a fee of $5,000. He stood his first six seasons at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky.

Any Given Saturday has sired five crops of racing age with 218 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $16 million. His U.S. runners are led by Grade 2 winners Hoppertunity, and Christina’s Journey, Grade 3 winner Hey Leroy, and stakes winner Princess Arabella.

Internationally, Any Given Saturday’s top progeny include Panamanian champion Tomas Gabriel and Puerto Rican champion Dixie Indy. He shuttled to Australia four times to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

“The Breeders Association in Korea is always looking for a proven racehorse that has been able to then pass along that exceptional to his foals,” said Jun Park, bloodstock adviser to the KTBA. “Any Given Saturday is just that kind of horse and will fit very well with the country’s growing breeding program. To be able to bring him to Korea, especially with the outstanding year he’s having as a sire, is very exciting.”

Any Given Saturday won six of 11 starts for earnings of $1,083,533, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes, the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap and Dwyer Stakes, and the listed Sam F. Davis Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Racehorse Management LLC, Any Given Saturday is out of the winning A.P. Indy mare Weekend in Indy, whose three winners from as many foals to race also includes Grade 3 winner Bohemian Lady.