Tiz Flirtatious, Rodeo Drive, Santa Anita, 28th September 2013
Trained by Martin Jones, Sire: Tizbud. Dam: Masquerade Belle
Nobody’s comparing Tiz Flirtatious to Tiznow, but the five-year-old mare has never finished out of the money. She has five wins and three seconds in eight grass starts and two wins and a third in three dirt races for Ziebarth, her husband of 34 years Gary, and their sons David, Tyson, and Regan. Her biggest victory came in Santa Anita’s Rodeo Drive Stakes, when she defeated defending winner Marketing Mix by a head, in September.
Tiz Flirtatious is a daughter of Tiznow’s stakes-winning full brother Tizbud. Ziebarth’s mom, Cecilia Straub-Rubens, bred Tiznow and Tizbud. Straub-Rubens died three days after Tiznow won the first of two consecutive Breeders’ Cup Classics, and Ziebarth inherited her stable.
Pamela Ziebarth, her brother Kevin Cochrane, and Michael Cooper – the family’s estate director and executor following the death of Ziebarth’s father Arthur “Bud” Straub in 1981 – formed Cee’s Stable. Straub had owned Straub Distributing Company for Anheuser-Busch in Orange County in Southern California, and Ziebarth is now a partner in the company. Straub began racing horses in the 1950s. When he passed away, his widow Straub-Rubens took over the stable, achieving success her husband probably would never have envisioned with the likes of Tiznow and his Grade 2-winning brother Budroyale, an earner of over $2.8 million.
Ziebarth’s interest in horses isn’t limited to Thoroughbreds. She has owned show horses for two decades and miniature horses for 15 years. Her son Tyson competed in international equestrian events.
Besides Marty Jones, who trains Tiz Flirtatious, Ziebarth and Cee’s Stable has horses with John Sadler and Doug O’Neill.