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KHOZAN

Distorted Humor – Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy | 2012 | Fee: $6,500 S&N

LEADING FLORIDA SIRE BY EARNINGS
IN 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020

LEADING FIFTH CROP SIRE OUTSIDE KY WITH $5,936,663 PROGENY EARNINGS
LEADING FIFTH CROP SIRE OUTSIDE KENTUCKY WITH 99 WINNERS
LEADING FIFTH CROP SIRE OUTSIDE KY & TOP 6 NATIONALLY WITH FIVE BLACK TYPE WINNERS

FIFTEEN STAKES HORSES IN 2023
Led by STAKES WINNERS R HARPER ROSE ($257,300), SQUINTS ($94,280) and SUGAR BOY
STAKES PLACED HURRICAN NELSON ($61,000), SECRET LOVER ($94,940), HAUNTED ($55,400)

SIX STAKES WINNERS IN 2023
Led by FOGGY NIGHT winner of the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks ($300,000)
WON $200,000 Cathryn Sophia, Second in $272,500 Monmouth Oaks (G3)
SW ME AND MR. C ($558,839)
WON $25,000 Ky Downs Preview Turf Cup and $100,000 Jonathan B. Schuster
GRADE 3 PLACED DON’T GET KHOZY ($478,850) - Third in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

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KHOZAN Videos

Foggy Night Wins The Grade Three Delaware Oaks

Me and Mr. C Wins The Ky Downs Preview Turf Cup Stakes

SQUINTS Wins Juvenile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park 

R Harper Rose Wins FSS SUSAN'S GIRL at Gulfstream Park

Khozan two-year-old in training workout at Fasig-Tipton Florida

Khozan's Valentine Wins Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park

The 2023-24 All-Value Sire Team
Presented By Pedigrees 360: The Future Star And The Regional Sire

Bloodstock editor Joe Nevills' top picks among future stars and regional sires standing for $20,000 or less

Joe Nevills Jan 2, 2024

Second Team: Khozan

Dk. b. or br. h., 2012, Distorted Humor x Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy
Standing at Journeyman Stallions, FL, $6,500

Speaking of kings of states, the championship belt among Florida sires goes through Khozan, and it has been that way for a long time.

The perennial leading Sunshine State sire gets wins at a 16 percent clip from total progeny starts, which is upper-echelon for all value sires, not just regional ones. His four percent stakes winners from total horses of racing age is also above average among value sires, as well.

Kohzan is the highest-ranking member of the 2023 general sire list by earnings, among horses standing outside of Kentucky. What makes Khozan stand out is that his foals were not restricted to just winning inside the Florida state lines. This year saw Foggy Night take the G3 Delaware Oaks and the Cathryn Sophia Stakes in the Mid-Atlantic, while Me and Mr. C took multiple stakes races in Kentucky and the Midwest.

However, for owners that elect to keep their Khozan runners at Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs, they can look at horses like stakes winners Shaq Diesel, Squints, and R Harper Rose for inspiration.

Florida breeders can't get enough of the guy, either. Khozan's pipeline of 214 juveniles, yearlings, and weanlings is by farm the most for any sire standing outside of Kentucky, and it eclipses a lot of horses standing in the Bluegrass State. It's doubtful he'll be hurting for support anytime soon, and as long as he keeps producing on the racetrack, end-users should continue to clamor for them.

By Joe Nevills
Joe Nevills is the Paulick Report's bloodstock editor. He is an Eclipse Award-winning writer, and creator of the Haiku Handicapper series.

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