OAKS WINNER RETIRED

09 Jul 2024 09:58


 

Ezeliya, impressive three-length winner of the Oaks in May, has been retired following a setback in training this week.

The Dermot Weld-trained filly was having only her fourth start at Epsom when beating Dance Sequence and ten other rivals under Chris Hayes, and giving owner-breeder the Aga Khan a first success in the Classic.

The well-related daughter of Dubawi, who is out of Teofilo’s multiple Group-winning daughter Eziyra, had won the Group 3 Salsabil Stakes at Navan on her reappearance this year.  Weld said: “She was a beautiful filly to train. She wasn’t very big but she had a lot of quality and winning the Oaks with her is very special. She is certainly one of the best fillies I have trained and she has the potential to be a highly successful broodmare.” 



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