12/03/2015 11:53AM

Khozan retires to Journeyman Stud in Florida for 2016

Barbara D. Livingston
Khozan in training at Palm Beach Downs.

Khozan, an allowance winner who caused a brief stir this winter on the 2015 Kentucky Derby trail before being derailed by injury, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla., for a fee to be determined later.

The 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor won both of his career starts for earnings of $49,200, racing for owner Al Shaqab Racing and trainer Todd Pletcher. He won his debut start on Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park by 3 3/4 lengths, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 102. He followed up on Feb. 22 in an allowance race at the same track with a 12 3/4-length score, getting an 88 Beyer.

Bred in Kentucky by Adena Springs, Khozan sold for $1 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale, and went through the ring in utero when his dam, the Grade 3-winning A.P. Indy mare Delta Princess sold for $2.6 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Delta Princess is the dam of six winners from as many foals to race, including three-time champion Royal Delta, Grade 1 winner Crown Queen, Grade 1-placed Carnival Court, and Grade 2-placed stallion Empire Way.

Khozan is from the family of Grade 1 winner Indy Five Hundred, Italian Group 1 winner Biondetti, Grade 2 winner Lyphard’s Delta, and Grade 3 winner Proud Debonair.

Khozan will be available for inspection during Journeyman Stud’s open house on Dec. 5.