09/03/2007 11:00PM

Belmont winner Jazil retired


Jazil, the 2006 Belmont Stakes winner, has been retired to stud at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., according to a Tuesday press release.

Jazil bruised a cannon bone after the Belmont and did not race again for about seven months. His final race was a 12th-place finish in the Grade 3 Elkhorn at Keeneland in April.

“We felt it was in the best interest of the horse to retire him,” Rick Nichols, vice president and general manager of Shadwell, said in the release.

Jazil, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, retires with a record of 2-5-0 in 11 starts and earnings of $890,532. A 4-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, Jazil is out of Better Than Honour, which makes him a half-brother to 2007 Belmont winner Rags to Riches.