11/07/2013 12:09PM

Jazil to stand 2014 season in Venezuela


Jazil, winner of the 2006 Belmont Stakes, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Haras La Orlyana in Venezuela, BloodHorse reports.

The 10-year-old son of Seeking the Gold had previously stood at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky. since his debut at stud in 2008, and relocates to Venezuela on a lease agreement with the farm. While Venezuela is in South America, the country is located above the Equator, meaning its breeding program operates on the Northern Hemisphere schedule.

Jazil has sired three crops of racing age, and his best runners are led by Najjaar, a Grade 3-placed colt who recently won the Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland. The stallion has done well internationally, including in his new home country with multiple Venezuelan stakes winner Comediante. Other leading international runners include Turkish champion Asligibi and Machiavellianism, a multiple stakes winner in India.

Jazil was best known for his deep-closing style during his racing career, which saw its greatest success in the Belmont. He also posted a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial Stakes. Jazil won two of 11 starts for earnings of $890,532 racing for Shadwell Stable, which purchased him as a Keeneland September yearling for $725,000.

Bred in Kentucky by Skara Glen Stables, Jazil is out of 2007 Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, making him a half-sibling to champion and Belmont winner Rags to Riches, Grade 2 winner Casino Drive, and Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Man of Iron. He is from the family of Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride, European champion Peeping Fawn, Irish champion Malinowski and Group 1 winner Thewayyouare, among several other graded and group stakes winners.

Jazil joins Biloxi Place, Big Prairie, King Seraf, and Tomahawk on the Haras La Orlyana stallion roster.