Horse racing: Manny Franco loses Tiz the Legislation mount

Horse racing: Manny Franco loses Tiz the Law mount


(By Thursday)


Abel Cedillo / 9

Tiago Pereira / 5

Mike Smith / 5

Tyler Baze / 4

Ricardo Gonzalez / 4


Bob Baffert / 4

Peter Miller / 4

Doug O’Neill / 4

Richard Baltas / 3

Richard Mandella / 3



• $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs


• $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs


• Manny Franco, who rode Tiz the Legislation to victories on this 12 months’s Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes and Travers, has misplaced the mount on the 3-year-old colt for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park after his sixth-place end within the Breeders’ Cup Basic. Sackatoga Secure, which owns the son of Structure, introduced Thursday that Corridor of Famer John Velazquez will take over driving chores for Tiz the Legislation’s 4-year-old marketing campaign. “I’m grateful for all that has been completed up to now with Tiz,” Sackatoga Secure’s Jack Knowlton mentioned in a press release. “How will you not be? However we’ve got one other 12 months of racing forward of us and wish to do what’s greatest for him and our companions.”

• All-sources deal with for the thirty seventh Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland final weekend was greater than $160 million, the sixth-highest whole for the reason that occasion expanded to 2 days in 2007 and an 8% lower from the 2019 document deal with of $174 million-plus at Santa Anita. The 2-day deal with was a 7% enhance from the primary time Keeneland hosted the occasion in 2015. No followers had been allowed on the Breeders’ Cup this 12 months and attendance was restricted to members and important personnel due to coronavirus security precautions. Subsequent 12 months’s Breeders’ Cup will probably be staged at Del Mar and it’ll return to Keeneland in 2022.

• Genuine, highly effective winner of the Breeders’ Cup Basic and retired this week to Spendthrift Farm for a stud charge of $75,000, moved as much as the co-second-highest-rated horse within the newest Longine’s World’s Finest Racehorse Rankings. His 126 score is tied for second with Palace Pier and trails solely the 130 given to Ghaiyyath. Palace Pier and Ghaiyyath are educated in Nice Britain. Tiz the Legislation (125) is the one different U.S.-based horse on the planet rankings.

— Artwork Wilson

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