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.

Follow Dale on Twitter:

@Romansracing

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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@CastanonJesus

Horse: SHACKLEFORD

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.

Pedigree:

  • -Bred in Kentucky
  • -Sire: Forestry
  • -Dam: Oatsee
  • -Foal Date: February 25, 2008

Bio:

  • -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

Lifetime Stats:

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2012 8 3 1 1 $1,104,298
2011 10 2 4 0 $1,950,437
2010 2 1 0 0 $35,366

For more information on Shackleford’s Lifetime Past Performances, click here.

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