Shackleford

Revisit the racing career of the Shack Attack.

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Shackleford and his big white blaze.

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Some say Shack is high-strung in the race day paddock, I say he is a goofball.

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Maybe he is a little naughty_

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Shack enjoys the chance to jog at the track, here he is returning from his morning workout.

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Oatsee, dam of 136th Preakness winner Shackleford, in the paddock at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, KY on May 23, 2011.

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Shackleford at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

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Shackleford, with Tammy Fox up, works towards the Kentucky Derby.

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Shackleford in the paddock prior to Kentucky Derby 137.

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Eventual fourth place finisher Shackleford (blue cap, blaze face) leads the field the first time by the stands. Eventual winner Animal Kingdom is second from the left in the red cap.

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Shack observes the the track before starting the morning's work.

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Why is this guy taking a photo of me?

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When Shack does work, he works hard.

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Shackleford at his barn.

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Shackleford prepping for the Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Shackleford (blaze) leads the field into the stretch, en-route to winning the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

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Shackleford, with jockey Jesus Lopez Castanon, center heads the field to the wire in the 136 running of The Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.

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Shackleford beat Animal Kingdom to the wire to win the 136th Running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 21, 2011.

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Shackleford winning The Preakness Stakes.

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Shackleford wins the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with Animal Kingdom and John Velazquez in second.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Shackleford with jockey Jesus Lopez Castanon gets a cooling wash as he heads to the winner's circle after winning the 136 running of The Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.

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Shackleford with his Preakness Stakes winner's blanket.

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Preakness stakes winner Shackleford, and exercise rider Fastino Aguilar.

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Shackleford working on June 4, 2011.

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Preakness Stakes Champion Shackleford, and groom Ubaldo Maldanado make a grand entrance to the Monmouth Park Stable Area in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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Preakness Stakes Champion and Resorts Haskell Invitational Favorite Shackleford makes his way to the track at Monmouth Park for a morning gallop.

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Coil, with Martin Garcia up, goes by the Preakness winner Shackleford and the Belmont winner Ruler on Ice to win the 44th Running of the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Shackleford jogs with Breeders' Cup horses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

With Shackleford in second, Caleb's Posse wins the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs.

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Churchill Downs Stakes holds an exciting stretch duel.

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Shackleford, with Jesus Castanon, wins the Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) defeating Amazombie.

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Shackleford on his way back to the barn, after a 5 furlong work.

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Shackleford, with John Velazquez up, holds off a fast closing Caleb's Posse to win the Met Mile in 1:33 30 at Belmont.

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Shackleford running in the Metropolitan.

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The paddock isn't the only place Shack shows off his athletic jumps.

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The same can be said while jogging on the track.

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Shack enjoys a cool bath after a morning's visit to the track.

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Shackleford visiting Darby Dan Farm prior to his final start in the Clark Handicap.

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Shackleford (INSIDE, RIGHT), the popular multi-millionaire who triumphed in last year's Preakness Stakes (Grade I), finished his stellar career in style with a front-running one-length victory over Take Charge Indy (OUTSIDE, LEFT) and Bourbon Courage (BETWEEN HORSES) in the 138th running of the $447,000 Clark Handicap

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Shackleford wins the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.

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The 4-year-old colt ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.12 over a fast track to give jockey Jesus Castanon, trainer Dale Romans and owners Mike Lauffer, Bill Cubbedge and Phillips Racing Partnership their first triumph in the Clark.

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Trainer Dale Romans admires his star athlete.

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Dale and Shack search for a perfect patch of grass.

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The Shack Attack has visitors.

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Thank you for everything Shack! We will miss you at the race track.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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