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Tizway represented by first foal
Multiple Grade 1 winner Tizway was represented by his first foal, a filly born on Jan. 9 at Lynn Alexander's Alastar Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
The dark bay or brown filly is the first foal out of the winning Empire Maker mare Spanish Empiress, a half sister to Honor Vivian, a multiple stakes winner in Mexico. It is the family of champions Dayjur and Sky Beauty, as well as Grade 1 winners Pleasant Home and Tale of Ekati.
“This filly is extremely athletic-looking and just a nice individual all around," Ramona Good, farm manager for Alastar, said. "She has really good size and bone, and you can already tell she's very bright. She popped right up and acted as if she'd been here all along. One of the exciting things about this filly, in my opinion, is that she's inbred 5x3 to the blue hen Stick to Beauty."
Tizway, a 8-year-old Tiznow horse, enjoyed his best season of racing in 2011, capturing a pair of Grade 1 events. He won the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont in 1:32.90, covering one mile in just a shade off Honour and Glory's stakes record of 1:32.81 established in 1986. He then won the Whitney Invitational Handicap in his subsequent start. Tizway, who also won the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap in 2010, won seven of 20 career starts for earnings of $1,359,274.
Out of the Dayjur mare Bethany, Tizway is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner and sire Will's Way and Grade 1 winner Willa On the Move.
Tizway entered stud at Spendthrift Farm in 2012, breeding a book of 121 mares for a fee of $25,000. He will stand for the same fee this season.