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Shackleford Returns To Winners Circle In Churchill Downs Stakes

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2011 Preakness winner Shackleford returned to the winners' circle Saturday in the G2 Churchill Downs Stakes after a determined stretch duel with BC Sprint champion Amazombie.

Shackleford was on the pace from the break in the 7 furlongs under jockey Jesus Castanon. The first quarter was a scorcher :21.96, with a half in :44.17, as Calvin Borel and Will's Wildcat and Amazombie, with regular rider Mike Smith, battled with him for the lead. On the turn, it looked like Amazombie would pass the leader, but Shackleford dug in and the two horses slugged it out down the stretch. 

In the end, it was Shackleford by a length in a final time of 1:21.06. Gantry was third, 5 lengths behind the top two.

It was Shackleford's first win since his 2011 Preakness victory. He is owned by Michael Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge and trained by Dale Romans.
 
-- Candice Curtis
 

 

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Same, Paladin. I knew he wouldn't win the Derby, and once he ran the way he did in the Preakness, I knew he wouldn't do well in the Belmont. Hopefully Mr. Romans will keep him will keep him here.
This is his ideal distance. Hope Romans keeps him here
I know it was just 7 furlongs but he looked fantastic! I didn't get too see it live, did anyone see if he did his victory bucks in the post parade?

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