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Sep 30, 2011

Tizway sidelined for Gold Cup



Elmont, NY (Sports Network) - Whitney Handicap winner Tizway has been ruled out of the upcoming Jockey Club Gold Cup after missing a workout. The six-- year-old showed a fever Thursday that prevented him from having a Friday training session.

"He spiked a fever on Thursday and was lethargic," said trainer James Bond. "We treated him, but to work him at 70 percent, run in a tough race like the Gold Cup, and then run in the Breeders' Cup Classic would be unfair to the horse."

Owned by William Clifton, Tizway is currently stabled at Saratoga Race Course but might be shipped to Belmont Park if bad weather hits Saratoga. Bond said that the horse will have a workout either next Thursday or Friday.

"He has been training brilliantly and will be ready to go a mile and a quarter on November 5 (in the Breeders' Cup)," Bond said.

Prior to the Whitney, Tizway won the Met Mile at Belmont Park on Memorial Day with his regular jockey Rajiv Maragh. This year the horse has earned $876,000 in four starts and has career winnings of $1,359,274.

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