07/13/2014 7:15PM

Top female grass runner Tiz Flirtatious retired

Benoit & Associates
Tiz Flirtatious, a winner of multiple stakes, including the Rodeo Drive, and a top grass female, has been retired from racing, according to her owner-breeder, Pamela Ziebarth.

CYPRESS, Calif. – Tiz Flirtatious, the Grade 1 winner who ranked among the top female grass runners in California, has been retired from racing, owner-breeder Pamela Ziebarth said Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ziebarth said Tiz Flirtatious sustained an injury from which she could have recovered and raced again. However, the decision was made to retire the 6-year-old mare. Ziebarth plans to retain ownership and breed her next spring. Stallion plans are pending.

Marty Jones trained Tiz Flirtatious over the course of her three-year racing career. A California-bred daughter of Tizbud, she finishes with eight wins and earnings of $779,800 from 14 starts.

Tiz Flirtatious scored the last and most important victory of her career September 2013 at Santa Anita, where she won the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive by a head over Marketing Mix. Tiz Flirtatious also won the Grade 2 John C. Mabee at Del Mar, the Grade 2 Santa Ana at Santa Anita, and three other stakes races for California-breds.

Tiz Flirtatious had been working regularly at Los Alamitos and was expected to make her first start of the season during the upcoming Del Mar meet. She is scheduled to ship to Kentucky next week.