Tiz The Law Named 2019 New York-Bred Horse Of The Year

Taking inspiration from the showbusiness adage that “the show must go on,” on Monday, April 6, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. remotely crowned Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law as the 2019 New York-bred Horse of the Year.

The organization also announced the 2019 New York-Bred divisional champions and named the New York breeder, jockey and trainer of the year. The 2019 New York-bred Horse of the Year and all divisional champions were chosen by a ballot of New York turf writers, handicappers, chart callers and racing analysts conducted by NYTB.

After it became clear in early March that the spread of COVID-19 would make it impossible for NYTB to host the organization’s annual Awards Banquet at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs on April 6 as planned, NYTB forged ahead to try to make the best of a difficult situation along with backing of our sponsor, the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund, and all our wonderful partners.

NYTB published the winners on the organization’s website (https://www.nytbreeders.org/) and social media channels on the original date of the event. At the same time, NYTB launched a microsite at nytbawards.com to host a video presentation produced by PM Advertising featuring the top performances of all nominees and showcasing the winners. A commemorative awards program, written and produced by ST Publishing (the team behind the Saratoga Special and Thisishorseracing.com), is in the mail to all NYTB members and currently available on the Thisishorseracing.com website.

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, the magnificent blaze-faced son of Constitution, was named the 2019 Horse of the Year on the strength of his juvenile campaign, which was highlighted by a victory in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes. Tiz the Law was also the unanimous choice of voters as the 2019 champion 2-year-old male. At three, Tiz the Law is already a perfect two-for-two, winning the G3 Holy Bull and G1 Florida Derby. He sits atop the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” leaderboard and, provided all goes smoothly in the interim, Tiz the Law will be in the starting gate for the rescheduled 2020 Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in September (Sept. 5).

Chester and Mary Broman were named the state’s top breeders in 2019 for the fourth straight year and seventh time overall. The couple previously won the award as outstanding breeders in 2004, 2011, 2014, and 2016-2018. In 2019 the Bromans, whose name is synonymous with New York breeding excellence, won 82 races, 13 stakes and earned $3,775,911. The couple is represented by no fewer than four divisional champions for 2019, led by dual winner Pauseforthecause, who took home the hardware for champion older dirt female and champion female sprinter.

Linda Rice was the top trainer of New York-breds in 2019, an honor she received six times previously in the last decade (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017). Last year Rice won 76 races with New York-breds, collected seven New York-bred stakes wins and earned $4,234,018. She trains Newly Minted, the Broman-bred 2019 Champion 3-year-old filly.

Jockey Manny Franco finished the year with the most New York-bred wins and earnings, breaking a six-year streak when one or the other of the Ortiz brothers took home the hardware (Jose in 2014-2015 and Irad, Jr. in 2013 and 2016-2018). Franco compiled 94 New York-bred wins, won seven stakes on Empire State-breds and earned $6,346,925. Franco is the regular rider of Tiz the Law, aboard for every start after the colt’s winning Saratoga debut.

New York’s 2019 honorees:

New York-Bred Horse of the Year & Champion Two-Year-Old Male:
Tiz the Law (Constitution – Tizfiz, by Tiznow)
Breeder: Twin Creeks Farm
Owner: Sackatoga Stable
Trainer: Barclay Tagg

Champion Two-Year-Old Filly
Critical Value (Bodemeister – See the Forest, by Forestry)
Breeder: Marshall K Gramm & Clay Sanders
Owner: Ten Strike Racing
Trainer: Jeremiah C. Englehart

Champion Three-Year-Old Male
Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown – Marilyn Monroan, by Tapit)
Breeder: Hot Pink Stables & Sand Dollar Stables
Owner: Skychai Racing LLC and Sand Dollar Stable LLC
Trainer: Mike Maker

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
Newly Minted (Central Banker – Newbie, by Bernardini)
Breeder: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
Owner: Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC
Trainer: Linda Rice

Champion Older Dirt Male
Mr. Buff
 (Friend Or Foe – Speightful Affair, by Speightstown)
Breeder: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
Owner: Broman, Sr., Chester and Broman, Mary
Trainer: John C. Kimmel

Champion Older Dirt Female and Champion Female Sprinter
Pauseforthecause (Giant’s Causeway – Spritely, by Touch Gold)
Breeder: Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
Owner: Broman, Sr., Chester and Broman, Mary
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin

Champion Turf Male
Gucci Factor (Gio Ponti – Shoo In, by Dynaformer)
Breeder: Highclere
Owner: Castleton Lyons
Trainer: Christophe Clement

Champion Turf Female

Fifty Five (Get Stormy – Soave, by Brahms)
Breeder: Empire Equines, LLC
Owner: Peter M. Brant
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

Champion Male Sprinter
Build to Suit 
(Dominus – Aspen Mountain, by Chief Seattle)
Breeder: Spendthrift Farm, LLC
Owner: Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

Broodmare of the Year: Tizfiz (Tiznow – Gin Running, by Go For Gin), dam of Tiz the Law

New York-Bred Trainer of the Year: Linda Rice
New York-Bred Jockey of the Year: Manuel Franco
New York Breeder of the Year: Chester and Mary Broman

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