Shackleford, the winner of the 2011 Preakness Stakes, has been sold to stand in Korea.
The relocation was first announced by the horse's former trainer Dale Romans on the At The Races With Steve Byk radio show Thursday morning, and it was confirmed by Darby Dan Farm, which stood Shackleford since he retired to stud in 2013.
A 12-year-old son of Forestry, Shackleford's oldest foals are 6-year-olds of 2020. His biggest impact at stud has come with Promises Fulfilled, a Grade 1 winner and earner of over $1.4 million who is also trained by Romans. Other runners of note by Shackleford include Grade 2 winner Malagacy and Grade 3 winners Danuska's My Girl, Wellabled, and Dream It Is.
Shackleford won six of 20 starts during his own racing career for earnings of $3,090,101. His 12-1 upending of the Preakness Stakes was his first career stakes win, and came two weeks after running fourth in that year's Kentucky Derby. A successful Triple Crown season was a springboard into a runner-up effort in that year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs.
The horse continued to blossom at age four, racking up wins in the G2 Churchill Downs Stakes and G1 Metropolitan Handicap during the spring, and finishing his career with a score in the G1 Clark Handicap.
Shackleford is out of the Unbridled mare Oatsee, and his classic-winning 3-year-old campaign helped secure his dam Broodmare of the Year honors in 2011.
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