Jazil, winner of the 2006 Belmont Stakes, died from injuries sustained in an accident in his paddock Saturday at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, it was announced Monday. The son of Seeking the Gold was 11 years old.
"It is a tragic loss, a sad day for all of us at Shadwell," Shadwell Vice President Rick Nichols said in a release. "Jazil was a wonderful horse to be around. He gave us many great memories from his thrilling stretch runs when he would launch an amazing finish from far back. Jazil will be greatly missed."
Trained by Lexington native Kiaran McLaughlin, Jazil's victory in the Belmont Stakes marked the first in a Triple Crown race for Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum.
Bred in Kentucky by Skara Glen Stables, Jazil was out of Better Than Honour, the 2007 Broodmare of the Year, and is a half brother to Rags to Riches, who became the third filly ever to win the Belmont Stakes when she defeated Curlin in 2007.
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Jazil was purchased as a yearling for $725,000 at the 2004 Keeneland September sale from the Lane's End Farm consignment.