Sir Shackleton retired
Grade 2 winner SIR SHACKLETON (Miswaki) has been retired after suffering a sesamoid injury. Trained by Nick Zito for owner-breeder Tracy Farmer, the five-year-old chestnut compiled a record of 20-7-2-3 with $1,051,500 in earnings.
Sir Shackleton captured his 2006 debut, the seven-furlong Super S., in track-record time at Tampa Bay Downs and then finished sixth in the grassy Lure S. in his final career start. Last year, he set a new track record when landing the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship H. (G2) at Gulfstream Park. In addition to scores in the West Virginia Derby (G3) and Derby Trial S. (G3), his resume also includes a second-place finish in the Woodward S. (G1) along with thirds in the Whitney S. (G1) and Metropolitan Mile H. (G1).
"He is a very talented horse who has run in top class company throughout his career," Zito said. "This year should have brought him the Grade 1 success he so thoroughly deserved."
No definite plans for his stud career have been made.
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