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Ezeliya (Fr), winner of this year’s Oaks for HH Aga Khan and trainer Dermot Weld, has been retired from racing. The news was announced on Saturday morning by the Aga Khan Studs.

A post on the operation’s social media accounts read, “The Aga Khan Studs regret to announce that 2024 Oaks winner Ezeliya has been retired from racing. The filly suffered a setback in training and will join the broodmare band.”

In June, Ezeliya, ridden by Chris Hayes, became the first daughter of Dubawi (Ire) to win the Oaks at Epsom. She raced just twice in each of her seasons in training in Ireland, finishing fourth on debut in a Leopardstown maiden and then winning a Cork maiden over a mile at the end of September. She returned at three to win the G3 Salsabil Stakes and then went straight to the Oaks, in which she finished three lengths clear of the runner-up, Godolpin’s Dance Sequence (GB), who is also by Dubawi. 

Ezeliya is the second foal of the multiple Group winner Eziyra (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), who was also trained by Weld. Eziyra is herself out of a half-sister to two Gold Cup winners in Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}), who raced for the late Queen Elizabeth II, and Enzeli (Ire) (Kahyasi {Ire}).

Ezeliya is one of two Classic winners for the Aga Khan this season along with the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches victrix Rouhiya (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}).


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