Khozan Arrived at Journeyman Stud a little under a year ago. Although a very impressive physical specimen at the time he has really grown and matured since his freshman year at stud. A tad under 16 hands as a 3 year old last year, as a 4 year old he now measures a robust 16.2! If you have not seen him, you need to? If you saw him last year, schedule a visit to see him again.
Withough question, Khozan is the best bred stallion in Florida with a world class pedigree and it can be debated that he is the most talented racehorse to come to Florida in years. He is a half-brother to 3 time Champion and 2 time Breeders’ Cup winner ROYAL DELTA; G1 winner CROWN QUEEN; G1-placed Carnival Court; and grades stakes-placed Empire Way.
Khozan bred 110 mares in 2016 with exceptional mares from his owners, Al Shaqab Racing, Stonehedge Farm and Journeyman Stud to provide him with a great start.
As for his racing career, he was undefeated in 2 starts by a combined 16.5 lengths going 7f to a mile. Khozan’s dazzling debut win that lived up to his “big-time pedigree” from the 14 post while pressing the pace through splits of :22 4/5 and :46. out in 1:23 3/5 winning by over 3 lengths and registering a sparkling 102 Beyer Speed Figure for a first start which was faster than the 1:24 1/5 posted by Barbados (Speightstown) one race later in the Hutcheson Stakes (G3). His second start was another eye-catching performance winning by 12 3/4 lengths! Khozan was a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby (G1) after only 2 lifetime starts.
In terms of a pedigree for classic distances, there is little to dislike in Khozan’s regal pedigree. And for those who like to consider dosages, Khozan’s Dosage Profile is a strong 8-7-18-0-1 with a 2.40 Dosage Index and a +0.62 Center of Distribution.
Khozan checks all the boxes for breeders. Top notch pedigree, raw racing talent, perfect conformation as well as being an exceptional physical stallion.