Belmont, Travers, Derby? Tiz The Law’s Connections Pondering Unconventional Schedule

Nothing is set in stone in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the Triple Crown schedule, but connections of promising contender Tiz the Law have penciled in a series of races that could lead their colt to the first Saturday in September.

Rather than send the Florida Derby winner to Oaklawn for this weekend’s Arkansas Derby, Sackatoga head Jack Knowlton told Horse Racing Nation that he decided to wait for a chance to run Tiz the Law in New York. No news regarding the resumption of racing in New York has officially been announced, but Knowlton said he’d heard rumors that the Belmont Stakes could be re-scheduled for late June and run over a distance less than the traditional 1 1/2 miles.

“We’re cautiously optimistic that the logjam is going to break here and that NYRA will try to have a path to the Derby we can participate in,” Knowlton told Horse Racing Nation.

With the Kentucky Derby scheduled for Sept. 5, the Travers is unlikely to be run on its usual date near the end of August. Should that Grade 1 contest be moved up to the beginning of August, Knowlton said it could be another potential race target for Tiz the Law.

Meanwhile, the four-time winner by Constitution has continued to breeze for trainer Barclay Tagg in South Florida. Tiz the Law has worked four times at Palm Meadows since winning the Florida Derby at the end of March, including a five-furlong move in 1:01.45 on Saturday, May 2, the original date for the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

Read more at Horse Racing Nation.

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