Horse Racing News – Tiz the Law Forced to Retire

Tiz the Law Retire: We have some sad horse racing news to report to today, as Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law has been forced into retirement on the recommendation of a veterinarian; the news came after x-rays showed bruising in the horse’s leg that could potentially lead to more serious damage if he continued to race.

The diagnosis from the vet seemed to come as a surprise to Sackatoga Stable, the group that owns Tiz the Law; they had already planned to move forward and race the horse as a 4-year-old, but that career path is now off the table. The ownership group took to twitter to announce the retirement plans, issuing the following statement:

“We are saddened to say that Tiz the Law has been retired based on Veterinary advice. We are beyond grateful for the time we had with him. #tizthelaw.”

The Ownership Group

Added to this horse racing news by going into more detail about the results of the x-ray that forced the retirement; the bruising was described as severe, with the group saying that any further training or racing would deliver the threat of a “catastrophic breakdown.” Simply put, the horse would be put in a potentially life-threatening condition if he continued to train and race; which left the owners with no choice but to pull the plug in a very good career.

Tiz the Law ran in nine races and saw some real success during that time. He picked up six wins in those races and earned over $2.7 million. He finished second behind Authentic in the Kentucky Derby earlier this season, but he won the Belmont Stakes; which proved to be the first Triple Crown race of the year after the schedule was shuffled due to the pandemic; the final race of his career came at the Breeders Cup Classic in November; where he finished in sixth.

It proved to be a bittersweet day for Barclay Tagg; who trained Tiz the Law he turned 83 on the same day that the announcement of the colt was announced. Both, though, have made a big impact on the sport of horse racing.

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