Godolphin's Kazzia, who became the first filly in 12 years to win the group I English Oaks and One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing. She made what turned out to be her final start in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and was beaten 2 3/4 lengths in a sixth-place finish. The announcement of her retirement came shortly after she was named Cartier 3-year-old filly.
"To win the One Thousand Guineas and the Oaks was really special, and, after a bit of a hiccup in the Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I), to come back and win the Flower Bowl (gr. IT) in America was a great tribute to (trainer) Saeed bin Suroor and his wonderful team," said Godolphin representative John Ferguson.
Kazzia won five of seven starts and earned $1,094,206 in two years of racing. Her victory in the Flower Bowl came in her first U.S. start.
Bred in Germany by Roswitha Grunewald, Kazzia (Zinaad -- Khoruna, by Lagunas) made both her starts as a 2-year-old for owner Rennstall Wohler. She won both of them, after which Godolphin bought her over the winter.
No decision has been reached as to a mate for 2003.