Distorted Humor – Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy | 2012, DK B. | Fee: $6,500 S&N
ROYAL DELTA’S HALF-BROTHER BY PERENNIAL
LEADING SIRE DISTORTED HUMOR
• A $1 million Fasig-Tipton Florida sale graduate purchased by Al Shaqab Racing;
drilled a co-fastest eighth of a mile in a lively :9 4/5 at under tack preview.
• Undefeated and untested in two lifetime starts with brilliant acceleration.
• Crushed allowance foes by 12 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park in 2nd career start
and was a leading contender for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1 ).
• Earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure in his first start, dispatching a
Gulfstream MSW field by 3 3/4 lengths at seven furlongs.
• Bred 110 mares in 2016.
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings 2 0 0 0 0 $0 3 2 2 0 0 $49,200 Totals 2 2 0 0 $49,200
“It’s another very impressive performance. He couldn’t have run much better than that. It was what we were hoping for; glad to see he got a little bit of an education today. He was behind horses a little bit, inside horses. He did some things he didn’t do in his first start. Because he drew so far out in his first start, we wanted to get a little dirt in his face today to see how he’d react, so Javier let him stay there a little bit and said he handled it well.”
–Todd Pletcher after Khozan’s second race.
“We expected a good performance. “He’d been training well. A horse like that, with a big-time pedigree, you have high hopes for. We felt positive coming into this race off his last few works, but you’re always looking forward to getting them started and seeing how they can do.”
— Pletcher on Khozan’s career debut
“First time starters do not win from the 14 post but Khozan did, and he did it in style.”
–Horse Racing Nation
Jockey Javier Castellano called Khozan “a brilliant horse,” adding that his effort (in his second career win) was “unbelievable. That’s what we live for with the horses. I always like to see horses like that. The way he did it today was so easy.”
“Khozan is the hot horse of 2015.”
“It’s a shame we never got to see Khozan on the big stage because he was a very fast horse who could carry his speed. He ran a 102 Beyer in his debut victory and followed it up with a thirteen-length win going a mile that set him up as favorite for the Florida Derby. With his talent, looks and pedigree, he has a real shot to be a successful stallion.”
“Khozan is reminiscent of Danzig and Malibu Moon- immensely talented horses with abbreviated racing careers”, said Brent Fernung, “The upside on Khozan is unlimited. I can’t express how grateful we are to Al Shaqab Racing for allowing us to be involved with this wonderful horse.”