Dec 31, 2004
Leading lady Azeri retired from racing
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Former Horse of the Year Azeri has
retired from racing. The six-year-old mare was voted Horse of the Year in 2002.
The announcement of Azeri's retirement was made by Michael Paulson
who is in charge of the Allen Paulson Living Trust. The champion
was bred by Allen Paulson and became the richest female in thoroughbred history.
Azeri won 17 of 24 starts for more than $4 million. Fourteen of her
wins came in stakes races, including the 2002 Breeders' Cup Distaff.
After missing the 2003 Breeders' Cup, Azeri was entered in this year's
Breeders' Cup Classic. She finished fifth in the Classic, her second
try this year against males.
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