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 two crops of such as Tiz The Law, Laura’s Light (Gr.2 San Clemente S., etc), Amalfi Sunrise (Gr.2 Sorrento S.), Independence Hall (Gr.3 Nashua S.) and By Your Side (Gr.3 Sanford S.). Constitution’s first southern hemisphere crop is also shining, with its three Gr.1 winners acting as a reminder that the much-missed Scat Daddy made a similar start on his way to international stardom. Constitution is now receiving every chance to complete a similar transformation, as he covered more than 230 mares in 2020, with breeders appreciating that both his sire Tapit and broodmare sire Distorted Humor became champion sire after starting at middle-market fees. Constitution himself was 2020’s champion second-crop sire by North American earnings, having finished a close second among the first-crop sires the previous year.
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 outran the Gr.2 Saratoga Stakes winner Green Light Go to land the Gr.1 Champagne Stakes. Although only third on a sloppy track on his final juvenile start, Tiz The Law was to run out a decisive winner of his first four starts as a three-year-old. Having warmed 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. The son of Constitution next started odds on to defeat Authentic in the re-scheduled Kentucky Derby but went down by just over a length to the Horse Of The Year-elect.
A winner of six of his nine starts, including four Gr.1s, Tiz The Law has the pedigree to sire top performers on all surfaces. His dam Tizfiz won the Gr.2 San Gorgonio H. over a mile and an eighth on turf and his third dam Crafty And Evil was a half-sister to Favorite Trick, who won all of his eight starts in 1997 to become champion two-year-old and Horse Of The Year.
With the only duplications in Tiz The Law’s five-generation pedigree being 5x5 to Seattle Slew and 5x5x5 to Mr Prospector, his bloodlines make him a option for the great majority of American mares. Constitution has two black-type winners, including a Gr.1 winner in Chile, from 13 foals out of daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Another of his Chilean Gr.1 winners also has a dam by a son of STORM CAT, a stallion who sired the second dams of two other black-type winners by Constitution. 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.
Mares from the FAPPIANO branch of the MR PROSPECTOR male line are likeable options for Tiz The Law. Constitution’s smart daughter Amalfi Sunrise has a dam by EMPIRE MAKER, while his Gr.1-placed son Gouverneur Morris has a dam by UNBRIDLED’S SONG. Mares by these sons of UNBRIDLED create only 5x3 to this Kentucky Derby winner with Tiz The Law.
Mares with SEEKING THE GOLD or GONE WEST blood have also made their mark with Constitution.
Constitution’s 7 foals out of mares by DIXIE UNION include the Gr.3 winner By Your Side and the Gr.3-placed Aurelia Garland.
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.