Nothing captures the attention of a nation quite like the sheer power and magic of a Thoroughbred flying down the home stretch. Add in the charisma of the hometown hero, and you’ve got Tiz the Law! Breyer is excited to share that horse lovers and racing fans will soon be able to add Tiz the Law’s model to their home stable. Sackatoga Stable’s operating manager, Jack Knowlton, shares, “We’re enthusiastic about having Tiz become a Breyer model so that his large fan base throughout the United States and beyond will have something tangible to remind them of his remarkable achievements in 2020, which was a year unlike any other.”
Bred by New York’s Twin Creeks Farm, Tiz the Law (Constitution x Tizfiz) was purchased for $110,000 as a yearling by another New York outfit – Sackatoga Stable. Best known for being the owners of 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide, Sackatoga paired Tiz the Law with renowned trainer Barclay Tagg and jockey Manny Franco.
Tiz the Law kicked off his career as a two-year-old by winning his maiden race at Saratoga Race Course and the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park. His 2020 season followed with a string of three Grade 1 wins, beginning with the Florida Derby. Next was a history-making win at the Belmont Stakes that made him the first New York-bred horse to have won since 1882!
He found success again at the Travers Stakes, winning by an incredible 5 ½ lengths, the fifth fastest Travers in history. A 2nd place finish in the Kentucky Derby and a 6th place finish in the Breeders’ Cup closed out his three-year-old season. Upon veterinary advice, his racing career ended in December 2000 with four Grade 1 wins to his name and $2.74 million in career earnings. He arrived at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky on January 1, 2021 to begin his new life as a breeding stallion. Knowlton elaborates, “While disappointed that Tiz was unable to race as a 4-year-old, Sackatoga Stable is excited at the prospect of seeing his offspring on the race track a year earlier than planned. The reports coming out of Ashford Stud indicate that he is very popular with breeders, as there is widespread belief that he will be a very successful stallion.”
In April 2021, it was announced that Tiz the Law had been named the 2020 New York-Bred Horse of the Year (for the second year in a row!), as well as Champion 3-Year-Old Male during the New York Thoroughbred Breeder’s Divisional Championship Awards.
Tiz the Law’s Traditional (1:9) scale portrait model will be available this July. Each model is authentically sculpted and meticulously hand painted, making each one of a kind – just like Tiz the Law! His Breyer model can be found at tack, gift, toy, and agricultural stores nationwide, as well as www.BreyerHorses.com.
About Breyer Animal Creations®
Breyer Animal Creations is a division of Reeves International, Inc., a family-owned, NJ-based toy manufacturer and distributor. For over 70 years, Breyer has championed the horse and other animals, and is dedicated to the creation of authentic and realistic model horses for play and collecting. More than just a brand, Breyer is a community – complete with an annual model horse festival and horse fair called BreyerFest, which is held annually in July at the Kentucky Horse Park. Learn more at www.BreyerHorses.com.
For more information and photos, please contact Stephanie Macejko at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 694-5006 ext. 319.