Veteran Gelding Shadow of Illinois retired

Shadow of Illinois, who won the Grade 3 San Simeon Handicap in 2005 and raced as an 11-year-old this year, has been retired, trainer Anthony Saavedra said.

A winner of 10 of 50 starts and $517,295, the California-bred Shadow of Illinois is currently residing with Saavedra and his wife, Jennifer, at their home near Santa Anita.


“We’re letting him down and getting him ready for the second phase of his life,” Saavedra said Friday. “This will be better for him.”


Aside from the San Simeon Handicap win, Shadow of Illinois was best known for the longevity of his racing career. He made one start at Sunland Park in 2003 and spent the rest of his career in Southern California, racing primarily in turf sprints.

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