After a fourth-place finish in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, Shackleford went off at 13-1 odds in the Preakness that May and ended up claiming victory – along with the largest payoff purse in Preakness history. Here’s what he and his team have been up to since then.
Owners & Breeders: MIKE LAUFFER AND BILL CUBBEDGE
Though Mike Lauffer and Bill Cubbedge have not bought a horse together since Shackleford, they continue to own horses individually and in other partnerships. Among Cubbedge’s horses is Molly Morgan, who won the Grade I La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs this spring.
Trainer: DALE ROMANS
Louisville native Dale Romans continues to be successful on the training scene in Kentucky and around the country. He currently holds the #2 spot on the leaderboard of most wins by a trainer at Churchill Downs – second only to Bill Mott.
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Jockey: JESUS CASTANON
Jesus Castanon continues to ride at Churchill Downs and throughout the Midwest. He closed out 2014 with 70 wins and more than $2 million in purse earnings.
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Following a stellar career on the track, Shackleford was retired in 2012 after winning his final start in the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. He now stands at Darby Dan Farm and his first offspring are currently yearlings.
- -Bred in Kentucky
- -Sire: Forestry
- -Dam: Oatsee
- -Foal Date: February 25, 2008
- -1st 2011 Grade 1 Preakness Stakes
- -1st 2012 Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes (Churchill Downs)
- -1st 2012 Grade 1 Clark Handicap (Churchill Downs)
Currently standing at Darby Dan Farm
For more information on Shackleford’s Lifetime Past Performances, click here.