Grade I Winner Shadow Cast Injured and Retired

Grade I Winner Shadow Cast Injured and Retired
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Shadow Cast's Personal Ensign win was especially sweet for her owners.
Shadow Cast, a homebred grade I winner for Bill Farish, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon tear in her right front leg following a workout Sept. 27 at Belmont Park in preparation for Saturday's Beldame Stakes (gr. I).

"She worked well over four furlongs, in :49 and change, and while pulling up, took a few bad steps," said Farish, whose father, William S. Farish, owns Lane's End near Versailles, Ky. "She was really doing great and never missed a day because of any bone problems."

Four-year-old Shadow Cast was enjoying her best year yet. She won the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga in what was her last start and earlier took the Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, plus the Bayou Breeders' Cup (gr. III) and Truly Bound Handicaps at Fair Grounds. She also ran third in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.

The Personal Ensign victory was especially rewarding to Farish and his wife, Kelley. She is the stepdaughter of Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, whose father, Ogden Phipps, bred and raced Hall of Famer Personal Ensign.

Shadow Cast retired with nine wins from 21 starts and earnings of $923,751. As a 3-year-old, she won the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. II) and placed in two graded stakes.

Shadow Cast is by Lane's End stallion Smart Strike   and might be bred next year to Lane's End stallion A.P. Indy. She is out of the Dayjur mare Daily Special, who is a half-sister to three stakes winners.

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