Tiz The Law
Tiz The Law has the distinction of being comfortably the best son sired by Constitution, a stallion justifiably billed as “the son of Tapit we’ve all been waiting for.”
Constitution’s emergence as a potential Champion Sire is illustrated by the way his fee has risen from an original $25,000 to $85,000. This rise has been fueled by the emergence from his first crop of six Graded stakes winners, namely Tiz The Law, Laura’s Light (Gr.2 San Clemente S., etc), Amalfi Sunrise (Gr.2 Sorrento S.), Independence Hall (Gr.2 Fayette S.), Venezuelan Hug (Gr.3 Canadian Turf S.) and By Your Side (Gr.3 Sanford S.). Constitution’s first two Southern Hemisphere crops have also produced a string of Gr.1 winners, acting as a reminder that Scat Daddy made a similar start on his way to international stardom.
Tiz The Law has already followed in Constitution’s footsteps, by winning the Gr.1 Florida Derby, but Tiz The Law won much more easily than his sire. Whereas Constitution was unraced at two, Tiz The Law had highlighted his considerable talent at that age, making an impressive winning debut over 6½ furlongs in early-August. Two months later Tiz The Law easily won the Gr.1 Champagne Stakes. Tiz The Law ran out a decisive winner of his first four starts as a three-year-old. After warming up for his Florida Derby success with a win in the Gr.3 Holy Bull Stakes, Tiz The Law won again as a hot favorite for the Gr.1 Belmont Stakes over the shortened distance of a mile and an eighth. Stepped up to a mile and a quarter in the Gr.1 Travers Stakes, Tiz The Law scored by more than five lengths.
Constitution has two Graded winners, including Venezuelan Hug, from 13 foals out of daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and his Gr.3 winner Warrant has a dam by Giant Causeway’s son FIRST SAMURAI. Two of his Chilean Gr.1 winners have dams by a son of STORM CAT, a stallion who sired the second dams of two other SWs by Constitution including Gr.2 winner Independence Hall. The HARLAN and HENNESSY branches of the STORM CAT line should also be ideal for Tiz The Law, especially daughters of INTO MISCHIEF and SCAT DADDY.
The FAPPIANO line is working with Constitution. His smart daughter Amalfi Sunrise has a dam by EMPIRE MAKER, while his matings with daughters of UNBRIDLED’S SONG include two stakes winners and the Gr.1-placed Gouverneur Morris. There is also a Stakes winner with a dam by BROKEN VOW.
SMART STRIKE and his son CURLIN also appear among the broodmare sires of Graded performers by Tiz The Law’s sire Constitution.
Constitution’s seven foals out of mares by DIXIE UNION include the Gr.3 winner By Your Side and Gr.3-placed Aurelia Garland, so this is an avenue worth exploring.
Mares by sons of EL PRADO have also succeeded with Constitution, who sired the Gr.1-placed Golden Principal from a MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare and the Chilean Gr.1 winner First Constitution from a KITTEN’S JOY mare.
From only two foals out of UNCLE MO mares, Constitution has sired the 2YO Gr.3 winner Major General.