05/11/2012 6:03PM

Churchill Downs: Shackleford headed to Met Mile

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Barbara D. Livingston
Shackleford, with Jesus Castanon riding, wins the Churchill Downs.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness winner who posted his first victory in nearly a year in winning the Grade 2 Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby undercard, will make his next start in the May 28 Met Mile at Belmont Park, said trainer Dale Romans.

“I couldn’t be prouder of him,” said Romans. “When he’s on his game and he digs down, it’s tough for another horse to get by him. If he keeps running like he did Saturday, we’re going to have a really good year with him.”

Shackleford, with Jesus Castanon up, broke a seven-length losing streak in the Churchill Downs when turning back Amazombie by a length.