Retired racehorse turned broodmare, German-bred Kazzia, has died due to post-foaling complications. The former racing mare by Zinaad out of Khoruna by Lagunas was only 14 years old.
Kazzia wore the colors of Godolphin Stables, racing from September 2001 until October 2002, starting seven times and winning five of those races in four different countries.
The mare is best known for being the sole filly since Salsabil in 1990 to complete and win the double races of the Eng-1 One Thousand Guineas and the Eng-1 Vodafone Epsom Oaks. These starts assured her acclaim and went a long way to making her Europe’s champion 3-year-old filly. View Kazzia winning the Godolphin.
She came to North America to race and win in the G-IT Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes and to come in sixth in the G-IT Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf races.
Kazzia produced three stakes winners. Of them two are particularly well known –Eastern Anthem and Zeitoper. She died after foaling a Dubawi filly at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket, England.
Sources: Wikipedia, Blood Horse
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