Tiz The Law Yearlings Popular at Keeneland January
The first yearlings by four-time Grade I winner Tiz The Law have been popular at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, led by a pair of $140,000 colts and a session topping filly.
The fireworks kicked off on the first day of the sale when D.J. Stable went to $140,000 for the St George Sales offering. That colt’s dam is the stakes placed Spring Eclipse, who produced stakes winner Bet She Wins among her three winners from three to race.
Spring Eclipse herself is one of three stakes performers out of stakes placed Coragil with that mare producing Grade II winner Softly and Grade III winner Coragil Cat. The mare is also the matriarch of a family that includes Grade II winner Conquest Big E and nine other stakes performers.
The second day also saw a $140,000 Tiz The Law colt sold to Vanny Investments from the Lane’s End consignment.
That colt is out of the Grade III placed Our Majesty, who is a half-sister to stakes winners Overvalued and I Spy Wolfie in addition to stakes placed Montana Banana. Both the colt’s second and third dams have produced stakes winners or the dams of stakes winners with other stakes winners named on the page include Raging Rapids, Who’s Happy, and Raging Smoke.
Tiz The Law had the most expensive yearling filly of the third session when Sycamore went to $100,000 to purchase the filly consigned by Hunter Valley Farm.
The filly is out of Grade II placed City Sister, who produced Grade II winner Dixie City, stakes winner Win The War, stakes place Union City, and Uncle Mo’s stakes placed Mo City. Dixie City is the dam of multiple Korean champion Blue Chipper and Grade III winner Bubble Rock with Union City producing multiple graded stakes winner Unified.
"I have wanted a Tiz the Law. I like the blend on the horse, and I think he has great potential, then to get the female family an active foundation family too. With foals, you never know. You value them according to whatever you think their worth is, and you go from there and hope you get lucky," Headley Bell, who signed the ticket, told Blood-Horse.
Last year at the breeding stock sales, Tiz The Law’s first weanlings averaged $88,000 with his top weanling selling for $270,000.