Shadwell has entered into a lease agreement with Haras La Orlyana in Venezuela to relocate 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil at the South American farm for the 2014 breeding season, stallion manager Kent Barnes confirmed Nov. 6.
Haras La Orlyana currently stands Biloxi Palace, sire of Venezuelan Horse of the Year El de Chine, along with Big Prairie, King Seraf, and Tomahawk. Venezuela operates under Northern Hemisphere time for their breeding season.
"Haras La Orlyana is a relatively new farm, but in its short history it has managed to launch the careers of two young stallions to the top of the sire list, and has consistently produced top runners," Barnes said. "Jazil is the sire of Venezuelan champion and Horse of the Year Comediante, and Haras La Orlyana has committed several of its top mares to him for the 2014 season."
Jazil, a 10-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, was bred in Kentucky by Skara Glen Stables out of the Deputy Minister mare Better Than Honour. He was purchased by Shadwell Estate Co. for $725,000 at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale when consigned by Lane's End, agent, and raced to two wins and five seconds from 11 starts for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, earning $890,532 for Shadwell Stable.
Jazil stood at Shadwell Farm near Lexington from the time he entered stud in 2008 to 2013. His group I winners are Comediante in Venezuela and India-bred Machiavellianism.