Undefeated Tale of Ekati filly very sharp in stakes debut

Tivis drew away smartly from the field in the final furlong of Saturday’s $75,000 Southern Park S. at Mahoning Valley to register her first stakes win in her black type debut.

The 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati was making just her second lifetime start after tallying a 5 1/4-length maiden special weight win over the same track 11 days ago.

Tivis is Tale of Ekati’s 31st lifetime stakes horse and pushed his lifetime progeny earnings past the $16 million mark.

Never more than a length from the front at any point in the six-furlong contest, Tivis was three-wide coming into the stretch, took over the lead with about a furlong to run, and pulled away at will to win convincingly in 1:12.48.

Tivis is owned by her breeder Hillburn Racing Stable LLC and has earned $61,500 in her two wins.