October 13, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Jazil, the 2006 Belmont Stakes winner, has died. He was 11.

Shadwell Farm announced Monday in a release that Jazil died from injuries sustained Saturday in a paddock accident. Shadwell vice president Rick Nichols called Jazil ''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 earned $890,532 in 11 starts featuring two wins and five seconds including the Wood Memorial, in which he rallied from far back to finish 1 1-2 lengths behind Bob and John. He tied for fourth in the Kentucky Derby but went to win the Belmont by 1 1-4 lengths.

Jazil sired 11 stakes horses after retiring to stud at Shadwell in 2008.

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