03/29/2012 5:29PM

Shackleford to stand at Darby Dan

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Tom Keyser
Shackleford is pointing for Aqueduct's Grade 1 Carter Handicap on April 7, with the Breeders' Cup as a long-term goal.

Shackleford, winner of the 2011 Preakness, will enter stud at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., at the end of this year's racing season.

The 4-year-old is pointing for Aqueduct's Grade 1 Carter Handicap on April 7 and has the Breeders' Cup as a long-term goal.

So far, Shackleford, a 4-year-old Forestry colt, has won 3 of his 13 starts and earned more than $1.9 million. In addition to his Preakness win over Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last year, he has also placed in three Grade 1's, with seconds in the Haskell Invitational, Florida Derby, and Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile last year. He also was second in the Grade 2 Indiana Derby.

A homebred raced by Mike Laufer and Bill Cubbedge, Shackleford is out of the stakes-placed Unbridled mare Oatsee, who also produced 2007 Alabama Stakes winner Lady Joanne, by Orientate; multiple Grade 3 winner Baghdaria, by Royal Academy; Grade 2-placed Afleeting Lady, by Afleet Alex; and 2012 Count Fleet Stakes runner-up Stephanoatsee.